Cheese mountain at The Courtyard Dairy Copyright Tom Martin

Cheese Festival, celebrating local produce 2020 update for businesses

Unfortunately the difficult decision has been made to cancel the forth annual Cheese Festival at the Wensleydale Creamery this year on the 14 to 15 September 2020. We have also decided that the Cheese Festival, celebrating local produce event, which we were planning for the week after this event, will also have to be cancelled as the two events really do go hand in hand.

We have been monitoring the UK government’s advice surrounding mass gatherings and it is very clear that this is the course which needs to be taken to ensure the protection of our visitors, suppliers and colleagues.
  
We’d like to thank all those who have been involved and supported the Cheese Festival year on year and we hope to welcome you back in 2021 for an even bigger and better event.

We are happy to announce the 2021 Cheese Festival will be held on 11 to 12 September at the Wensleydale Creamery and the Cheese Festival, Celebrating Local Produce will continue to take part around the Yorkshire Dales the week after this event finishing with Final Bite at the Dales Countryside Museum, in Hawes on 19 September 2021.

Refund or transfer to 2021

If you were planning to take part in the Cheese Festival at the Wensleydale Creamery and you have already paid your invoice you can either choose to carry this over to 2021 or request a full refund, by contacting the Wensleydale Creamery.

If you were planning to put on an event as part of the Cheese Festival, Celebrating Local Produce or if you would like to put on an event next year to attract visitors to your business, to promote your amazing menus, produce or activities which celebrating the special qualities of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, please do let us know about an event as soon as possible and we will begin to promote yourselves and the event very soon.  

Business database

Whilst we are in this time of uncertainty we are working hard on our business database so hopefully we will soon have a fully up to date list of all the businesses operating with in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Please take the time to go on to our website and see if your accommodation business, attraction or food and drink business is listed and has the correct information.

If you would like to be added or have any information changed please email the Tourism team and we will be happy to do this for you.

We are also making a list of all local businesses now operating in the National Park – if you would like to be included please contact us and we will be in touch very soon.