Saturday 23rd Sept

All day activities

Selected Highlights

23. 09. 2017
7.30pm
Chilean Wine Tasting with Karen Hardwick
Chilean Wine Tasting with Karen Hardwick

Venue: Kings Manor, Exhibition Square

Join wine expert, Karen Hardwick for Chilean wine tasting
Hosted in the Medieval Grade 1 Kings Manor, a fabulous setting for Karen to introduce you to the varying styles of Chilean wines from two boutique Chilean producers - Lapostolle and Morande.

A buffet will served to round off the evening (and allow you to finish the wine!)
£40.00Full Price

Events in Date / Time Order:

23. 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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23. 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

23. 09. 2017
10am
until 5pm
Fossgate Festival Market
Fossgate Festival Market

Venue: Fossgate

York Food Festival is working alongside Fossgate traders to highlight small, independent traders and businesses. The street will be filled with food and drink market stalls.
Free entry

23. 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

23. 09. 2017
10am
approx. 1 hr long
Chocolate Bar Making
Chocolate Bar Making

Venue: York Cocoa House

Join York Cocoa House to learn how to create your own chocolate bar, all to your own taste and preference.
We'll teach you how to temper our chocolate, then you'll be able to experiment with different flavours to create your own chocolate bar. We'll then leave them to set before packaging them for you to come back and collect.
£17.50Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House Children welcome with accompanied adult.

23. 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 Gild of Freemen.
Free entry

23. 09. 2017
10:30pm
Until 12.30pm
Kids' Activities- Little Vikings & Cocoa House
Kids' Activities- Little Vikings & Cocoa House

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Free kids' activities on both weekends of the festival!
Join Little Viking's and York Cocoa House who will be delivering a range of activities for children.

23. 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

23. 09. 2017
Two Sittings - 12:30pm or 3pm
Gin & Afternoon Tea
Gin & Afternoon Tea

Venue: Bishopthorpe Village Hall, Main Street

Join Still & Heart for a voyage of gin discovery with afternoon tea provided by Delicacy.
Ideal for the 'gin curious' or those who have a thirst to discover more about their favourite drink. Includes: Teapot Cocktail on arrival, Gin Masterclass (to include 3 gins) and Afternoon tea
£32.50Full Price
To book your tickets please contact Jennie at Delicacy - 01904 848294 or email
We begin the afternoon with a welcome Gin teapot cocktail followed by a fabulous master class and tasting courtesy of local gin experts, Still & Heart, who'll guide you through a number of different gins, garnishes and mixers. Once the gin has been drunk it's time to enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea, provided by Delicacy. Freshly made finger Sandwiches, Quiche fingers, Scones with jam and cream & handmade cakes accompanied by speciality Teas & Coffees. Delicacy is a Yorkshire Deli-Café based in Bishopthorpe. Opened in 2013 we specialise in freshly made food, created with locally sourced produce, celebration cakes and buffets for all occasions.

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23. 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 £6.00
Child £4.00
£8.00Full Price
For bookings please phone 01904 621162 or email

23. 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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23. 09. 2017
1pm
Rafi's Spicebox Demonstration
Rafi's Spicebox Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

A demonstration from Rafi's Spicebox chefs creating homemade curries.
We will be passing on our spice knowledge and cooking recipes from our cookbook, utilising the famous Rafi's curry pack. We will also cook several small simple recipes, with the goal of inspiring people to cook amazing Indian food at home. Each of the recipes will be cooked with seasonal produce, and we will be offering out taster on every dish at the end of the demo.
Free entry

23. 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

23. 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

23. 09. 2017
2pm
The Grand Hotel & Spa Demonstration
The Grand Hotel & Spa Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration from The Rise Restaurant, Terrace & Bar at The Grand Hotel & Spa
Free entry

23. 09. 2017
3pm
Andrew Pern Demonstration
Andrew Pern Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Watch Michelin Star holder and Great British Menu finalist Andrew Pern demonstrate "Star at Harome" style..
Free entry

23. 09. 2017
3pm
Guided Historic Pub Walk
Guided Historic Pub Walk

Venue: Royal Oak, Goodramgate

From the 8th to the 20th centuries, discover the history of York's beer & pub heritage and much more by taking a guided walk through York City Centre.
Concession £4.00
£5.00Full Price
To book call 07506570234 or email
A fun guided walk through the city centre to see and hear about York's historic pubs and their rich history.
The walks will be held: 23rd, 24th, 30th September and 1st October at 3.00pm and 28th September at 7.00pm.
The walk takes approximately 1.5-2 hours, (half an hour longer if the optional refreshment break is taken).
All walks start at the Royal Oak.

The walks will cover 12-15 of York's heritage & historic pubs and the people, events and spirits associated with them. Hear about the changing use of York's historic buildings and the pub history of York over 1500 years, from regulation to riots.
The guide is an experienced city guide who will offer some of York's darker history as well as general city history when requested.
Due to limited numbers, booking is recommended to guarantee a place.
Anyone wishing to organise a tour for 6 or more people at a different time or day should contact Keith Martin to arrange a mutually convenient time.

All proceeds from the walk go to a local charity scheme- Keep Your Pet.
This is a collaboration between Age UK York and RSPCA York & Harrogate District to look after the pets of people with short term medical problems.

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23. 09. 2017
4pm
Cut & Chase Cocktail Demonstration
Cut & Chase Cocktail Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Cocktail demonstration from Cut & Chase Restaurant and Bar
Free entry

23. 09. 2017
4:30pm
approx. 1 hr long
Chocolate Bar Making
Chocolate Bar Making

Venue: York Cocoa House

Join York Cocoa House to learn how to create your own chocolate bar, all to your own taste and preference.
We'll teach you how to temper our chocolate, then you'll be able to experiment with different flavours to create your own chocolate bar. We'll then leave them to set before packaging them for you to come back and collect.
£17.50Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House Children welcome with accompanied adult.

23. 09. 2017
5pm
York's Little Festival of Live Music
York's Little Festival of Live Music

Venue: Large Marquee, Parliament Street

From country to indie folk and from rockabilly reggae to theatrical performance, join YLFM for an evening of live music.
In the middle of street food traders and festival bars, an evening of live 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 Supermoon
A York-based indie band, Supermoon plays a wide range of original and cover material which is sure to get you up and dancing 6pm Laura Kindelan
A young jazzy pop performer, Laura Kindelan plays her own original material with a few covers thrown in. Laura has played at festivals across the region with many of her shows selling out. Laura is a must-see act who should not be missed.
7pm Ramble Gamble
An alternative folk and storytelling extravaganza hailing from North Lincolnshire and performing songs about pirates, cowboys, bar fights, love and whiskey! Ramble Gamble are back at this year’s York’s Little Festival of Live Music after rave reviews at last year’s festival!
8pm Grinny Grandad
A music collective who rarely play in their hometown of York, Grinny Grandad are a big beat, ghetto, funk, pop group who have taken the music scene by storm. They regularly play at the UK’s biggest festivals, including Glastonbury and Beatherder and their music played on national radio. Expect a performance like you have never seen before - this is an act, which should not be missed!

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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23. 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

23. 09. 2017
7.30pm
Chilean Wine Tasting with Karen Hardwick
Chilean Wine Tasting with Karen Hardwick

Venue: Kings Manor, Exhibition Square

Join wine expert, Karen Hardwick for Chilean wine tasting
Hosted in the Medieval Grade 1 Kings Manor, a fabulous setting for Karen to introduce you to the varying styles of Chilean wines from two boutique Chilean producers - Lapostolle and Morande.

A buffet will served to round off the evening (and allow you to finish the wine!)
£40.00Full Price