We have lots of interesting FREE Demo’s and Workshops at this year’s festival, so make sure you check out the timetables below so you don’t miss out.

Sample some of our exhibitors Gins and Liqueurs and watch Mix & Twist‘s flair cocktail making skills in the Spirits and Cocktails Theatre.


Try your hand at cooking by taking part in Nigel Browns’ Cookery Academy, whose book was voted the best Cookery School Cookbook in the UK in the Gourmand World Cook Book Awards, these slots are pre-bookable and will be open to ticket holders from the 1st July.
Get your taste buds tingling in our Tipple Tasting Tent marquee, where our experts will guide you through their products.

Visit our Makers Marquee for some crafty workshops and demonstrations including floristry workshops, cake painting demonstrations and stone carving workshops.

And that’s not all!

If you fancy trying something new this summer, Swales in the Dales Stone Carving workshops at our festival are the ideal opportunity!

You’ll be able to get hands on with stone masonry and create your own masterpiece! You can find workshop leader, Chris, throughout the day just outside the Makers Marquee! He is an expert in the field and will spark a new love for stone carving in you.

Be sure to the visit the Flash Bang Science Hub for the Kids to have a new, exciting experience with science, a must see is the mighty minty Mentos volcano demonstration!