WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
Hello, and welcome to our website
It was great to see Saltburn Food Festival flagged up by The Sunday Times earlier this year as a reason why Saltburn is “one of the best places to live in the UK.”
We have an incredible array of treats coming up at the 5th annual Saltburn Food Festival on Sunday 30 July, with a day packed full of good local food.
We have more than 100 fantastic stalls for the first time – some of the best local food producers from the North East and North Yorkshire.
And, in another first, the Festival is expanding through the town centre to include Dundas Street East and Station Street – transforming the town into a buzzing Festival village for a day packed full of fun for all the family to enjoy.
Milton Street, Dundas Street East and the town’s Station Street will all be buzzing with the sights and smells of great local food – with buses stopping at temporary bus stops at the top of Station Street to drop off passengers.
Scroll down the page and see what’s happening on the day itself – great local food, special guest chefs, live Cookery Theatre, festival fringe, park & ride and public transport info too!
Admission to the Festival is FREE – we try to ensure the Festival is accessible to as many people as possible – but please feel free to pop a donation into any of the official collection boxes on the stalls if you’re feeling flush.
We look forward to seeing you in Saltburn, and we hope you enjoy the day
WHAT WE’RE ABOUT
We love bringing good local food right into the heart of the town we’re proud to call home, and we also run Saltburn’s popular monthly Farmers Market, held on the second Saturday of the month.
The Food Festival was inspired by a relaxing family holiday to the historic French wine region of Bergerac on the North Bank of the Dordogne.
We were sitting at a night market, enjoying good local food right there in the street, and we loved the sense of community and togetherness around the whole place.
We thought there was nothing they were doing in France that we couldn’t do in towns and villages in this country, so we decided to give it a go right here in Saltburn
And here we are!
Saltburn Food Festival Street Market
Milton Street, 10am – 6pm
- A bustling street market, with more than 100 stalls bringing a mix of fantastic tastes and smells to town.
- A tasty mix of stalls includes a wide range of locally produced sausages, meat & game, fresh fruit & veg, wild mushrooms, veggie & vegan specials, world street food, garden herbs & garlic, freshly baked artisan bread, handmade cheese, Skinningrove wines & locally brewed beers, chocolate, cakes & biscuits, gingerbread & ginger specials, gourmet scotch eggs, a gluten free stall, chilli plants & chilli sauces, hog roast, PLUS local arts & crafts and much more besides.
- Expect a real Festival village atmosphere, with outdoor dining areas, street theatre and live music.
Live Cookery Theatre: Milton Street
Get set for an incredibly tasty line-up of TV and award-winning chefs taking centre stage right in the heart of town.
Food consultant Irene Myers is your host for the day, putting your questions to the chefs and making sure we all know whats going on!
- 10.30am: Festival favourite Richard Ingram from Middlesbrough College makes a hugely welcome return after charming the crowds on his previous Festival visits.
- 11.30am: Debbie Raw from BBC2’s Further Back in Time For Dinner takes a break from her blossoming TV career and teaching at Malton Cookery School to cook up a Festival treat.
- 12.30pm: Former National Seafood Chef of the Year Rob Green will get the tastebuds tingling here. Owner of Greens’ of Whitby for many years – come and see him here in action.
- 1.30pm: Multi-award-winning chef Richard Johns from Rascills Restaurant in Raskelf, North Yorkshire, takes centre stage for Festival foodies.
- 2.30pm: Steph Moon from BBC2’s Great British Menu will be cooking some fab dishes you can easily make at home!! – simple to produce, but looking & tasting like restaurant quality food.
- 3.30pm:Matt Hunter joins us from the Star Inn the City, York, a spin off from The Star Inn, Harome! A fantastic restaurant with an amazing reputation built on simple Yorkshire cooking and a taste of the countryside.
- 4.30pm: Steph Moon & Rob Green: The Cook Off! Two great chefs go head-to-head here, each of them cooking up a treat from ingredients they’ve bought right here at the Festival. Don’t miss this.
Festival Fringe Around the Town
Lots to see and do around the town on Festival day too
- Cider Festival & children’s climbing wall at Saltburn House. (At the far end of Milton Street).
- Food and drink events on the terrace at The Spa Hotel (Saltburn Bank)
- Festival Cocktail and Cakes Garden at Brockley Hall (Opposite the Band Stand)
- Childrens book activities at The Book Corner – Saltburn’s fab independent bookshop on Milton Street
- Take a picnic and head into the woods for music and more.
- Tour of the Masonic Lodge – hear about the work of the Free Masons and visit their Victorian Lodge (Marine Parade)
- Bubbles at Ollie B’s – free Prosecco for all at Ollie B’s – womans clothing shop (Dundas Street)
- Definitely pop back here before you visit as events keep on coming in!
- The Yorkshire Vintage Fair: Saltburn Community Hall. Albion Terrace. 10am-4pm. Free admission, and a free cup of Yorkshire Tea to all visitors – while stocks last.
- Something special is happening on Station Street as The LillianDaph Store, Brambles, The Sue Ryder Shop, Wags and Whiskers, Carruthers Jewellers, Ollie B, Station Gallery, The Hygge Room and Coco & Rum all take to the streets with a range of refreshments/workshops/competitions – be sure to look back here for more detail and pop along to Station Street on festival day.
And, while you’re here, we hope you’ll enjoy discovering the town’s fantastic array of independent shops and cafes – not to mention the beach, the pier, the Valley Gardens and everything else that makes Saltburn such a great place to be.
Give the car a day off, or beat the traffic along the way!
We have a good range of Public Transport and Park & Ride options this year – and anyone who uses the Park & Ride or Festival Rail Replacement Buses will have chance to win an overnight stay for two, with dinner and breakfast, at Gisborough Hall
It’s all part of a range of public transport and Park & Ride options that include:
Arriva’s X4 express Sunday service between Whitby & Redcar has again been doubled for the summer, calling in at Saltburn every half an hour in both directions.
Additionally, an hourly X4 express runs to and from Middlesbrough.
There’s also an X3 express service between Redcar and Lingdale, calling in at Saltburn via Marske and Skelton respectively.
Park & Ride, Guisborough
There will be a Festival Bus running from Guisborough’s Fountain Street Car Park (TS14 6QF) directly to and from Saltburn.
Buses run every half an hour, with the first bus leaving Guisborough at 9.30am, and the last return leaving Saltburn at 6pm – with a pause for lunch between 1.30pm-2.30pm
Park & Ride, Saltburn
Alternatively, there are park and ride car parks on the outskirts of Saltburn at both the former council Coach Park (opposite Saltburn Golf Club on Saltburn Lane) and the nearby car park of Saltburn Learning Campus (formerly Huntcliff School) off Marske Mill Lane. Buses will run directly into the town centre approximately every 15 minutes. Again there will be a pause for lunch between around 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Park & Ride, Brotton
Keep your eyes peeled – we are currently negotiating a park and ride from Brotton – we will post news here as and when confirmed
Trains / Festival Rail Replacement Buses
Due to essential improvement works being carried out on the railway track between midnight on Thursday 27 July until midnight on Tuesday 1 August, trains from Darlington and Middlesbrough are only travelling as far as nearby Redcar during that time.
But, never fear, Northern Rail has doubled the amount of special Festival Rail Replacement Buses running directly to and from Saltburn from both Middlesbrough and Redcar railway stations on Festival day.
They will be running hourly express Festival Rail Replacement Buses direct from Middlesbrough Train Station to and from Saltburn.
And they will also be running Festival Rail Replacement Buses direct from Redcar Train Station to and from Saltburn
Passengers with valid rail tickets to Saltburn will be able to use the Rail Replacement Buses, and Northern Rail staff will be on hand to help guide and advise passengers on the day.
And of course, they will be running buses up and down the train line calling at all Train Stations (Redcar East, Longbeck and Marske) to pick up train passengers and bring them into town.
Good News for Dog Owners
We love dogs, but the Festival does get very busy and isn’t the ideal environment for your furry friend.
Rather than let your dog get stressed, our friends at Paw Pals Saltburn are offering doggy daycare and walks so you can enjoy your day and be sure your dog does too.
They can collect your dog from the festival, walk them and care for them (and fed if required) for either 2 hours or 4 hours, before being returned to you at the festival.
If you just want a short break they will also be offering walks for either 30 minutes or 1 hour.
Advance bookings are available but not essential. For more information or to book, message their facebook page directly here
Or, just come to the festival and look for one of the Paw Pals vehicles (parked either end of Milton Street) and ask a member of their staff.
And, obviously, please don’t leave your dog in the car.
SALTBURN FARMERS’ MARKET
Shortlisted as National Farmers’ Market of the Year in 2014, we continue to bring around 35 of the North East & North Yorkshire’s best independent food producers right into the heart of town on the second Saturday of each month.
FOOD FESTIVAL NEWS
Saltburn Food Festival 2016
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