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 [email protected] if you have any other questions or would like to arrange an interview.

Introductions

The Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival returns for its 12th year on 23rd and 24th September 2017 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.

This year we are once again partnering with fairandfunky who are transforming the Market Hall into a showcase for local, Fairtrade and ethical businesses.  It promises to be a lively, engaging and interactive addition to the festival with live music and competitions for all the family in the heart of the Yorkshire Pennines.

The Team

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

The 2017 Event Manager is Jamie Waters.  Jamie successfully Event Managed the Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival for the first time this year.

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.

fairandfunky Partnership

This year we are once again partnering with fairandfunky to offer a ‘Family Food Zone’ in the Market Hall. This was a huge success last year and they will be back transforming the market hall into a showcase of local, Fairtrade and ethical businesses. This promises to be a lively, engaging and interactive addition to the festival with live music and competitions for all the family.

You can find more information about fairandfunky from their website, http://www.fairandfunky.com

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 [email protected].

We have been very fortunate to have received sponsorship and support from several businesses for the event this year. We will update this list as and when agreements are made.

fairandfunky Fairtrade Zone
One Community, the Longley Farm Fund
Suma Wholefoods
Holmfirth Events
Silcoates School
The Federation of Small Business quoting EVHM0917
Aye! Creative

History

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 Holmfirth Enterprise and Development and its 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

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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.

2017 sees a total of 51 outside vendors, the majority of which are local but we do attract traders from all over the UK.  The partnership with fairandfunky brings an additional 25 traders in the market hall over Saturday and Sunday.

2017 is again the largest number of attending vendors the festival has ever seen!

Festival Makers

2016 was the first year where we introduced our ‘Festival Makers’ – just a formal name for our amazing volunteers!  We are always looking for volunteers to help make this festival happen. This year we will need around 50 festival makers to take on a range of roles over the weekend.   For more information please see our Festival Makers page

Entertainment

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. View our full entertainment line-up here. 

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, [email protected]
For sponsorship, [email protected]
Vendors can visit the Vendor Information page or email [email protected]
Festival Makers can visit the Festival Maker page or email [email protected]

Office and Treasury support is kindly provided by HEAD and Pi Partners Ltd;

Suites 3 & 5 Victoria Court
91 Huddersfield Road
Holmfirth
West Yorkshire
HD9 3JA

Tel: 01484 687587