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The Cheese Festival Programme

A delicious feast of events will once again take place during our second Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival - this year from 15 to 23 September. We will be celebrating the delicious local produce found across Yorkshire Dales National Park and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Some events you may need to book on, some are free. You'll need to contact the individual event provider for more information.

Brie-lliant cheese

We kick off with a cracking two-day cheese festival at Wensleydale Creamery, Hawes, on 15 & 16 September and finish with the food and drink extravaganza that is the Beer & Beef Festival at Jervaulx on 22 September.   

And there is whey more in store...

Happening all week:

Sat 15 Sept:

Sun 16 Sept:

Mon 17 Sept:

Tues 18 Sept:

Weds 19 Sept:

Thurs 20 Sept:

Fri 21 Sept:

Sat 22 Sept:

Sun 23 Sept:

The small print

Booking is essential for some events. For more information, including times and prices, and to book on an event you are interested in, please contact the individual event organiser.

Dogs are welcome at many events, but please assume they are NOT permitted and always contact the organiser beforehand to avoid disappointment. Assistance dogs are always welcome.

You are strongly advised to contact the event provider to confirm the information given before setting out. The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority cannot be held responsible for any omissions, subsequent changes or revisions that may occur with events run by external agencies.

Cheese Fest @ Wensleydale Creamery, 15 & 16 Sept

Find out about our opening weekend festival-within-a-festival

Wensleydale Creamery website

Visit the Wensleydale Creamery website for tickets and more info

Beer & Beef Festival, 22 Sept

Join us for a full day of food and fun to end this year's festival with a bang

Beer & Beef Festival website

Visit the Beer & Beef Festival website for tickets and more info

The Churchmouse at Barbon, 15 to 23 Sept

The Churchmouse at Barbon is offering a special cheesy menu all week, plus a cheese & wine evening

The Churchmouse at Barbon website

The Churchmouse village and store in Barbon, Cumbria, is supporting the festival with some cheese-tastic events