Community Programme

In most years over 400,000 people come to the Festival. Over 60% of them are York residents. If not just about buying tickets or visiting the markets. The Festival provides a Cookery programme for over 500 primary school students. But there are opportunities for everyone in the city to actively participate:

What’s your idea? We are equally interested in listing events taking place across the city – just tell us what you are doing by emailing us at

Or take one of these opportunities:
Hosting a “Dine at my Table” event in your home – more information
Become a Festival volunteer – please email us -