Community Programme

Over 60% of Festival visitors come from in and around York. If not just about buying tickets or visiting the markets. The Festival provides a Cookery programme for up to 1000 primary school students. All through the Festival we are working with Macmillan's Coffee Morning at the new Food Hub on St Sampson's Square.

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 -