Friday 22nd Sept

All day activities

Selected Highlights

22. 09. 2017
5:30pm
Until 9:00pm
Event in the Tent  - 'Star-Light-Express'  Pop-up with the Star Inn
Event in the Tent - 'Star-Light-Express' Pop-up with the Star Inn

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Tonight the Star Inn take over the Demonstration Area and Lawn for some up-market street food. £5 per dish, vegetarian option available.
Free entry
No booking necessary

Events in Date / Time Order:

22. 09. 2017
All Day
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery
Discovery Tour Passport + Pop-up Cookery

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Buy a tour of pop-up cookery workshops and tastings. A Discovery Tour passport, covers 3 activities. Alternatively, subject to availability, individual activities can be bought for £2 per activity on the day.
All activities are within a short walking distance of each other. Workshops vary daily but will always include chocolate origin tasting sessions, pasta and bread making.
1 Passport £4.00Full Price
2 Passports £6.00Full Price
Suitable for adults and children.
See the daily listing at the information point for what workshops are on. There may be additional last-minute workshops on the day so make sure to look!

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22. 09. 2017
All Day
York Beer & Cider Festival
York Beer & Cider Festival

Venue: York Knavesmire

York Beer Festival is back bigger and better than ever! Full details can be found on their website
Various, up to £12.00

22. 09. 2017
At 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
last approx. 45 mins.
Chocolate Tasting Panel
Chocolate Tasting Panel

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Learn more about how chocolate is made, how we are creating our chocolate and sourcing our cocoa with this special tasting sesssion with York Cocoa House.
Includes 6 different chocolate samples and a classic hot chocolate.
£5.90Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House

22. 09. 2017
10am
4pm
St Crux - Serving the community
St Crux - Serving the community

Venue: St Crux, Pavement

St Crux are serving the community food & drink and helping local charities with a new charity chosen each time. Today's charity is The Friends of York Hospital.
Free entry

22. 09. 2017
11am
11.00 - 1.00 & 2.00 - 4.00
Anzac Biscuits at the Castle Kitchen
Anzac Biscuits at the Castle Kitchen

Venue: Castle Museum

Find out about the history behind WW1 Anzac biscuits. Discover how to make them and take a recipe home. You might even get to try some!
Free entry
Museum admission applies

22. 09. 2017
11am
Until 12:30pm
Gin Tipple Lunch
Gin Tipple Lunch

Venue: The Grange Hotel

In association with Harrogate Tipple Gin, The Grange Hotel will be hosting a "Gin Tipple" Lunch.
The 'Gin Rush' continues and there's a new gin from out of town. York based Still & Heart Gin Events present Harrogate Tipple Gin. Includes a welcome cocktail on arrival, three tastings and serve ideas, gin tales, a ‘Yorkshire Plate’ from the chefs at The Grange Hotel and a pop-up Harrogate Tipple Gin and Rum Shop.
£25.00Full Price
Book via email or telephone 01904 644744
For more information visit their websites: Still and Heart Harrogate Tipple

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22. 09. 2017
Noon
York Chocolate Story Demonstration
York Chocolate Story Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration from one of York's biggest tourist attractions, York Chocolate Story.
Free entry

22. 09. 2017
Tours at 12:30, 2:00, 3:30 and 5:00pm
Lasts approx. 40 min.
York Brewery Tour
York Brewery Tour

Venue: York Brewery

Explore York Brewery with a guided tour. Watch and learn the brewing experience from grain to glass.
Cost includes guided tour and 4 mini-pint (1/3) tasters. The tour takes place on the 1st floor and access is via one flight of stairs. The tour is also standing only, however if you let us know, we can accommodate a small number of seated patrons for the first part of the tour.
Student/ Senior £6.00
Child £4.00
£8.00Full Price
For bookings please phone 01904 621162 or email

22. 09. 2017
1pm
Joel Arnold Masterchef
Joel Arnold Masterchef

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Festival favourite and former masterchef contestant Joel Arnold returns to the festival to cook up some of his distinctive dishes
Free entry

22. 09. 2017
1pm
Until 2:30pm
Gin Tipple Lunch
Gin Tipple Lunch

Venue: The Grange Hotel

In association with Harrogate Tipple Gin, The Grange Hotel will be hosting a "Gin Tipple" Lunch.
The 'Gin Rush' continues and there's a new gin from out of town. York based Still & Heart Gin Events present Harrogate Tipple Gin. Includes a welcome cocktail on arrival, three tastings and serve ideas, gin tales, a "Yorkshire Plate" from the chefs at The Grange Hotel and a pop-up Harrogate Tipple Gin and Rum Shop.
£25.00Full Price
Book via email or telephone 01904 644744
For more information visit their websites: Still and Heart Harrogate Tipple

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22. 09. 2017
1pm
Until 4:30pm
Afternoon Tea Tour of York
Afternoon Tea Tour of York

Venue: Exhibition Square Fountain

"Tours in a dish" Afternoon Tea Tour will have you fill up on tea, scones, cakes and savouries but also Cheese.
Includes: -Gift bag to pursue the experience once the tour ends! - Full tea and cheese pairing workshop - Visits to three unique venues and two top tea retailers and importers. - Sweet and savoury treats, including full afternoon tea, Middle-Eastern delicacies and the best scones in York
£50.00Full Price
Book through eventbrite Tours in a Dish, book via email or call 07961028971
From Asia to Britain, discover what has made and continues to make tea- taking a timeless and much-loved tradition across the world. Have access to exclusive digital content to read through before, during and after the tour! Treat yourself to an afternoon of tea, scones, cakes and more as you travel places and times you didn’t think could be reached in York. An afternoon of tea drinking, treat-eating and History ‘tasting’ in unique settings awaits!

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22. 09. 2017
1:30pm, 3:30pm and 5:30pm
Tour lasts approx. 45-60min
BrewYork Brewery Tour
BrewYork Brewery Tour

Venue: Walmgate, Energise Complex

Join one of BrewYork's brewers and be guided through the brewing process. Enjoy some beer samples along the journey.
Includes 4 x 1/3 pint samples
£8.00Full Price
Book through BrewYork: website

22. 09. 2017
2pm
York Cocoa House
York Cocoa House

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

York's master chocolatiers, York Cocoa House perform at the Food Hub to whip up something chocolatey
Free entry

22. 09. 2017
From 2pm onwards
Cut & Chase Cocktail Masterclass
Cut & Chase Cocktail Masterclass

Venue: Cut & Chase, Goodramgate

Get together and learn from the professionals how to make some of our speciality cocktails.
Each masterclass will have a dedicated mixologist who will talk you through each cocktail step by step in our cosy bar area. Groups of 6 or more. For more information visit their website: Cut & Chase
£25.00Full Price
To book email Cut & Chase here or through their website or telephone at 01904655068

22. 09. 2017
3pm
Star Inn the Harbour Demonstration
Star Inn the Harbour Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration from the Head Chef at Star Inn the Harbour in Whitby. The newest establishment by Andrew Pern.
Star Inn The City will be demonstrating on same day at 4pm. A demonstration from Andrew Pern himself will be happening at 3pm on 23rd.
Free entry

22. 09. 2017
4pm
Chocolate Model Making
Chocolate Model Making

Venue: York Cocoa House

Create your own chocolate model that you can paint and decorate beautifully with edible chocolate paints and sweets with York Cocoa House
York Cocoa House will show you how to create your own chocolate masterpiece, you'll then learn how to professionally temper the chocolate so you make and decorate your chocolate model before beautifully packaging them to take them home to show off, share or just enjoy.
£17.50Full Price
Book online at York Cocoa House Children are welcome with an accompanied adult.

22. 09. 2017
4pm
Star Inn the City Demonstration
Star Inn the City Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration from the Head Chef of "Star Inn the City". One of Andrew Pern's four Yorkshire restaurants.
Star Inn The Harbour will be demonstrating on 22nd at 3pm. A demonstration from Andrew Pern himself will be happening at 3pm on 23rd.
Free entry

22. 09. 2017
5pm
York's Little Festival of Live Music
York's Little Festival of Live Music

Venue: Large Marquee, Parliament Street

YLFM returns to the York Food and Drink Festival after a hugely successful 2016.
In the middle of street food traders and festival bars, an evening of folk and acoustic music performed by some of Yorkshire's finest musicians. Click 'more' to see who is performing.
Free entry
Contributions to York Mind taken through the evening
5pm: Toni Bunnell
Toni is a folk singer-songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist hailing from York. She writes all her own songs and accompanies them on the guitar, Applachian Mountain dulcimer, bouzouki, hurdy gurdy and fiddle.
6pm: Leather O'
A high-energy Celtic and Gypsy Band, who play a wide range of original and traditional tunes.
7pm: Dan Webster
A seasoned English singer-songwriter, Dan Webster is influenced by sounds and storytelling traditions of American and British Folk music, Americana and Rock and Roll.
8pm: Joshua Burnell and Band
Joshua Burnell has shaken the world of folk with his epic fantasy ballads and fiddle tunes, bolstered with swirling distortion of Hammond Organ. Combining the best from the worlds of prog and folk rock, Joshua Burnell’s music has been described by Fatea Magazine as, "quote: definitely a step up from traditional folk, and quite definitely worthy of a mention in any progressive rock hall of fame."


During the music event donation buckets will be available for those who wish to donate to our charity of the year, York Mind, which supports local people with mental ill-health.

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22. 09. 2017
5:30pm
Until 9:00pm
Event in the Tent  - 'Star-Light-Express'  Pop-up with the Star Inn
Event in the Tent - 'Star-Light-Express' Pop-up with the Star Inn

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Tonight the Star Inn take over the Demonstration Area and Lawn for some up-market street food. £5 per dish, vegetarian option available.
Free entry
No booking necessary

22. 09. 2017
7pm
Until 9pm
Wine and Jazz Bar at Trinacria
Wine and Jazz Bar at Trinacria

Venue: Trinacria, Bishopthorpe Rd

Experience an evening of wine and jazz at Sicilian Café, Trinacria
Doors open at 6.30pm to enjoy their homemade, traditional Sicilian food and drink, live jazz starts from 7.30pm
Free entry
but booking recommended. Call 01904 640104 or email

22. 09. 2017
7pm
Until 10:30pm
Prosecco Tasting Dinner
Prosecco Tasting Dinner

Venue: The Grange Hotel, Bootham

Amanda from Prosecco ecco will present five excellent examples of Prosecco-matched wines accompanied by a delicious four course dinner.
Price includes arrival cocktail, 4 x 125ml glasses of prosecco and four courses (click more for the menu and other info). Special diets can be catered for.
£59.00Full Price
Contact The Grange to book: telephone 01904644744 or email
Menu: Prosecco Cocktail to welcome you to the event then Amuse Bouche- Montgomery Cheddar Beignet with Onion Relish San Gregorio Prosecco Tranquillo Starter- Salad of Smoked Trout, Horseradish Cream, Air Dried Cherry Tomatoes Ca'Salina "Rivete" Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut Main- Roast Loin of Pork, Pancetta Crushed Potatoes, Honey Glazed Carrots, Grain Mustard Cream Adami Col Credas Brut Valdobbiadene DOCG Prosecco Superiore Rive di Farra di Soligo Dessert- Passion Fruit & Mango Jelly, Lemon Sorbet, Sable Breton Ca'Salina "Paradiso" Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Dry Coffee & Prosecco Truffle About your host: Amanda set up Prosecco-Ecco to share the delights of the Prosecco DOCG region with a greater number of people. She visits Italy regularly and takes tours to Prosecco Road for tasting trips. The Superiore Prosecco served speaks for itself, its light, crisp and fresh with notes synonymous with the winery of its production but varies in style from Dry through to Extra Brut and even to still Prosecco. Amanda talks about the region, the people and what to look for in a perfect Prosecco!

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22. 09. 2017
7pm
10:00
Italian's Abroad Wine Tasting
Italian's Abroad Wine Tasting

Venue: Melton's Restaurant, Scarcroft Road

Hosted by owner of Melton's restaurant Lucy Hjort.
This evening will be an intimate tasting of traditionally Italian wines as produced by other countries accompanied by a 3 course meal.
£45.00Full Price
To book call: 01904 634341

22. 09. 2017
7.30pm
until 9pm
Discover French Cheese and Wine
Discover French Cheese and Wine

Venue: Love Cheese, 16 Gillygate

Join Love Cheese in their Discover series which will immerse you in the best of French cheese and wines!
They've paired up 6 of their favourite French cheeses with their perfect liquid companion. From the most delicious brie to the softest blues, you will definitely try something new.
£27.50Full Price
Book with Love Cheese