Win a family ticket to fabulous festival of food and drink

North Yorkshire is renowned for celebrating its great produce and fine food – and the winners of this issue’s competition will be able to do so in style thanks to the organisers of Harrogate Food and Drink Festival.

Harrogate Food and Drink Festival returns to The Stray on Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25, with the promise of a packed weekend, including new tasting experiences from local experts in cheese, wine, whisky and chocolate.

As well as these new additions, attendees can enjoy the live music stage, a cookery theatre with Leeds Cookery School, a live entertainers’ stage, children’s activities and roaming comedy.

The festival has become a highlight of the calendar for foodies across the region. The street food arena offers everything from Yorkshire pudding wraps to aromatic Malaysian curries. An expanded artisan market will boast hundreds of independent producers and creators from across the North, offering everything from hot chilli sauces to freshly baked cakes.

Festival director Michael Johnson said: “We’re upping our game this year. There will be plenty of exciting new additions to the event, but also many behind the scenes changes to improve customer experience. This festival is a place for people of all ages to meet up and enjoy a day out together, that’s why it has such a unique atmosphere. Our aim is keep building on this.”

Additional activities will run throughout the festival to raise funds for Harrogate-based charity Mind in Harrogate, having raised more than £68,000 in previous years for mental health charities.

Later in the year, there will be a second chance to enjoy the festival when it returns to Ripley Castle from August 26 to 28.

Festival tickets and more details are available online.

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This competition has now closed.

Terms and conditions apply. Please note that because the hamper includes a bottle of wine, the competition is open to over-18s only.

The winners of last issue’s Bettys competition were Robert Ellis and Jacky Bottrill.

Competition terms and conditions

Your North Yorkshire publication competition and prize draw terms and conditions

  1. The Competition is open to all UK residents aged 18 years or over.
  2. All correct and eligible entries into the Competition will be entered into the Prize Draw.
  3. All Competition entries must be submitted online or on a postcard or letter to Editor, Your North Yorkshire, Communications Unit, North Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Racecourse Road, Northallerton, DL7 8AD and only one entry per person is permitted.
  4. The Opening Date and Closing Date for entries to the Competition shall be as specified in Competition information.  Entries received after this time will not be considered or entered into the Prize Draw.
  5. The entity offering the Competition is North Yorkshire Council of County Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AD. North Yorkshire Council accepts no responsibility for entries not received for whatever reason, including, but not limited to human error, any technical fault, technical malfunction, computer hardware or software failure, satellite, network or server failure of any kind.
  6. One winner from the Prize Draw entries will be chosen by random draw on the Draw Date.
  7. The winner will receive the Prize as specified in the Competition information from North Yorkshire Council or the provider of the Prize (as applicable).
  8. The winner will be notified by email or post before the Notification Date and must provide a valid UK postal address to claim the prize. If a winner does not respond to North Yorkshire Council within five business days of being notified by North Yorkshire Council, then the winner's prize will be forfeited and North Yorkshire Council will select another winner from the Prize Draw at random.
  9. The prize for the winner is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
  10. The decision of North Yorkshire Council regarding any aspect of the Competition and/or the Prize Draw is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into in respect of the same.
  11. The winner's name and county can be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the Communications Unit, North Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AD no earlier than 42 days nor later than 84 days after the date of the Closing Date of the Prize Draw.
  12. Participants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions upon entry. North Yorkshire Council reserves the right to refuse entry, or refuse to award the prize to anyone in breach of these terms and conditions.
  13. North Yorkshire Council reserves the right to hold void, cancel, suspend, or amend the Competition and/or the Prize Draw where it becomes necessary to do so.
  14. Insofar as is permitted by law, North Yorkshire Council, its agents or employees will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of North Yorkshire Council its agents or employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.
  15. Winners may be required to participate in publicity related to the Prize Draw which may include the publication of their name in any media.
  16. Personal data supplied during the course of the Competition and the Prize Draw may be passed on to third parties only insofar as required for delivery of the prize in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.
  17. The Competition and Prize Draw will be governed by English law submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice is designed to help you understand how your personal data is processed in relation to any Your North Yorkshire competition. This notice should be read in conjunction with our Corporate Privacy Notice.

Who are we?

North Yorkshire Council is a ‘Data Controller’ as defined by Article 4(7) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This means that we have a duty of care towards the personal data that we collect and use. The Council has appointed Veritau Ltd to be its Data Protection Officer. Their contact details are:

Data Protection Officer (Veritau Ltd)

County Hall

Racecourse Lane


DL7 8AL / 01904 552848.

By entering this competition you are giving your consent for us to contact you in the event that you are the winner. We will never pass on your details without your consent or use your information for any other purpose. Personal data of the winner may be passed on to third parties only insofar as required for delivery of the prize.

If you are unhappy with the way in which your data has been handled or the way in which a data protection request has been answered then you may complain to our data protection officer. 

If you are still unhappy with the response from our data protection officer, or if you would rather complain straight to a regulator, then you may make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office which regulates data protection and information governance matters in the UK. 

First Contact Team 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House 

Water Lane 

Wilmslow Cheshire



For further information on how the Council processes your personal data, including your rights, please refer to our Corporate Privacy Notice.