Sat 16th & Sun 17th September 2023

press kit

The Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival receives numerous media enquiries each year and we are really excited and proud to be part of Holmfirth’s vibrant, independent and volunteer-led calendar of Festivals

On this page you will find a brief history of the festival, the team behind it, vendors attending, plus photos and logos that can be used.

Please email hello@holmfirthfoodanddrink.org if you have any other questions or would like to arrange an interview.



The Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival returns on 16th and 17th September 2023 and promises to be another jam-packed weekend with food markets, live music and entertainment.

Holmfirth is the place for food lovers when the annual food and drink festival takes place. Whether you are a serious foodie or someone who just appreciates good food and drink, there is more than enough at our festival to ensure that you and your friends and family have a great time. A fabulous food market is open each day with stalls lining the streets throughout the town, offering a range of mouth-watering delights.


The Team

The team behind the Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival is made up of a mix of local business owners and volunteers.

The team helps with operational support, manages social media and also closely advises as we have members who attend other UK and European festivals.

For a full list of team members, please see the Meet the Team page.


Festival Sponsors

We are always looking for sponsorship for Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival. If you are interested in sponsoring the festival please get in touch sponsors@holmfirthfoodanddrink.org.



The Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival was setup in 2005 in partnership with Kirklees Council who ran the festival annually until 2013.

In 2014, Kirklees announced they would no longer be able to support this popular event and so a number of local businesses and community members took on the role of running the festival.

2015 was the 10th Anniversary and saw an estimated 40,000 people coming to Holmfirth over the two-day event.


Media Elements

Holmfirth Food & Drink Festival

You can find high res images, logos and other images from our Press Kit Dropbox Folder. We ask that you please credit photographers where appropriate.


Attending Vendors

Please see the separate page for a full list of Attending Vendors.

Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival sees over 50 outside vendors, the majority of which are local but we do attract traders from all over the UK.



The festival entertainment includes everything from face painting, competitions, festival buskers and popup street artists. There will be lots going on and something for everyone.


The Future

We would like to ensure that the Holmfirth Food and Drink festival continues for years to come, the two big factors in this are making the festival a long term sustainable event, and ensuring that we have the help and support from volunteers.

The festival team is open for discussions with businesses or other organisations to help make that happen and all ideas will be considered. If you would like to take on a role or would like to discuss other opportunities we would love to hear from you!


Contact Details

For press enquiries, hello@holmfirthfoodanddrink.org

For sponsorship, sponsors@holmfirthfoodanddrink.org

Vendors can visit the Vendor Information page or email vendors@holmfirthfoodanddrink.org

For all other enquiries, please contact hello@holmfirthfoodanddrink.org

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