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Pateley prepares to tickle taste buds with new festival

Pateley prepares to tickle taste buds with new festival

Published at 8:01am 25th October 2017. (Updated at 12:07pm 25th October 2017)

The very first Nidderdale Food and Drink Festival is going to be held in Pateley Bridge on Saturday.

It will showcase local produce and give visitors a chance to meet the people behind the businesses, whilst enjoying demonstrations and sampling the finest food and drink.

The free event, which has been organised by Nidderdale Chamber of Trade, will take place throughout Pateley Bridge, starting at 9am and finishing at 5.30pm.

Top chef Frances Atkins, who is one of only six female Michelin-starred chefs in the UK, will officially open the event at 10am at the Memorial Hall.

She will also be on hand to answer questions about running an award-winning restaurant.

Clare Balding

Clare Balding visiting Kendall's Farm Butchers earlier this year 

Broadcaster and author Clare Balding, who walked the Nidderdale Way in April, is returning to Pateley Bridge to support the festival.

Between 2pm and 4pm, she will also be talking about her second children's book, The Racehorse Who Disappeared, and signing copies for fans.

Meanwhile, Nidderdale's new Community Hero Award is going to be presented by the Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate, Councillor Anne Jones, at the Memorial Hall.

At 7pm, Asian cuisine cooked by chef Waqar Mughal will be served at a ticket-only event which also features entertainment.

Tickets are available from The Oldest Sweet Shop.

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