Sunday 24th Sept

All day activities

Selected Highlights

24. 09. 2017
5:30pm
Until 9:00pm
Event in the Tent  - Inside the Bottle does 'Call My Bluff'
Event in the Tent - Inside the Bottle does 'Call My Bluff'

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Tonight Inside The Bottle take over the Demonstration Area and Lawn with 'Call My Bluff'
6 Wines to taste, 3 'Experts' with 2 Lies and 1 Truth about the wine. Will you be able to guess which wine matches the correct description from the 'Experts'?

Nibbles of cheese and meat platters to enjoy while your deciding on your answers. Bottle of Fizz to the guest with the most correct guesses!
£15.00Full Price

Events in Date / Time Order:

24. 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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24. 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

24. 09. 2017
10:30am
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.

24. 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

24. 09. 2017
1pm
Birds on the Loose
Birds on the Loose

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Yorkshire’s own Birds on the Loose come in the shape of culinary pals Sue Nelson of Yorkshire food champions, Yorkshire Food Finder, and private chef Gilly Robinson.
Gilly is head tutor of Malton cookery School. The zany pair have become firm friends as they cook their way round Yorkshire celebrating the county’s fabulous food and drink.
Free entry
Never ones to shy away from a challenge they love cooking in the most unexpected of places and between them they’ve conjured up culinary delights in a working windmill, outside an air control tower, on a quayside, in a railway signal box, delivered a 7-course tasting menu nearly 600ft in the sky at the top of one of Britain’s viewing towers, prepped a 3-course sit-down dinner for 40 in a barn with a standpipe and one power socket, and provided wholesome lunches at game shoots around North Yorkshire. Plans afoot include dinner in a whisky distillery, supper in a station waiting room and a yeasty feast among the brewing tanks of one of Yorkshire’s artisan breweries. So their cookery demo at this year’s festival should be something of a doddle - but will it!?"

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24. 09. 2017
1:30pm
approx. 1 hr long
Chocolate Truffle Making
Chocolate Truffle Making

Venue: York Cocoa House

Join York Cocoa House to show you how to create 12 of your own chocolate truffles
You'll then learn how to professionally temper the chocolate so you can hand dip and then decorate your chocolates before beautifully packaging them to take them home to show off, share or just enjoy.
£17.50Full Price
Child £12.50Full Price
Family £55.00Full Price
Book though York Cocoa House Children are welcome with accompanied adult.

24. 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

24. 09. 2017
2pm
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

24. 09. 2017
3pm
4pm
Stuart Snell Demonstration
Stuart Snell Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Stuart Snell from Mr P's Curious Tavern (one of Andrew Pern's Restaurants) Demonstrates
Free entry

24. 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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24. 09. 2017
5pm
until 9pm
York's Little Festival of Live Music
York's Little Festival of Live Music

Venue: Large Marquee, Parliament Street

Join YLFM for an evening of eclectic music performed by four of Yorkshire’s top musicians and acts.
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 Chris Helme
Chris Helme, who first rose to prominence as the front man of John Squire’s post-Stone Roses band ‘The Seahorses’ released his debut solo album on the 27th of August 2012. Although rightfully remembered for the anthemic Britpop classics Love Is The Law and Blinded By The Sun - songs that evoked everything the 90’s stood for, from the opening track of The Rookery, the man instantly appeared cut from an entirely different cloth. Helme’s is an enviable back catalogue, bolstered further by his acclaimed works with The Yards, but it was The Rookery’s knack for melody and imaginative, intricate, three-way guitar interplay that brought each track to such lush, blossoming, climaxes. Add to this Helme’s keen ear for arranging, combined with his beguiling voice, and the brooding string passages resonate even more deeply.
6pm Gracie Falls
A country, pop and folk singer-songwriter from Bridlington, who recently won the Official UK Unsigned Songwriter Of The Year competition. She recently went on her first UK national tour, which was a huge success. In May 2017 she released her brand new double side single in called "If I May".
7pm Smith n Wallace
Smith n Wallace a guitar, fiddle & vocal duo who blend classic Irish, gypsy & Americana tunes with passion and spirit producing a unique sound of their own.
8pm Boss Caine
Boss Caine are a folk / Americana collective from York, England. Formed around the songs and music of singer-songwriter Daniel Lucas they release their debut album on Little Num Num Music in March 2010 and have firmly established themselves as one of the top folk collectives in Yorkshire and beyond. The collective have played at numerous prestigious festivals and have their music regularly play on national radio.

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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24. 09. 2017
5:30pm
Until 9:00pm
Event in the Tent  - Inside the Bottle does 'Call My Bluff'
Event in the Tent - Inside the Bottle does 'Call My Bluff'

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Tonight Inside The Bottle take over the Demonstration Area and Lawn with 'Call My Bluff'
6 Wines to taste, 3 'Experts' with 2 Lies and 1 Truth about the wine. Will you be able to guess which wine matches the correct description from the 'Experts'?

Nibbles of cheese and meat platters to enjoy while your deciding on your answers. Bottle of Fizz to the guest with the most correct guesses!
£15.00Full Price