Tuesday 26th Sept

All day activities

Events in Date / Time Order:

26. 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!

Less information

26. 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

26. 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 Long Marston Village Hall.
Free entry

26. 09. 2017
10am
Schools Workshops
Schools Workshops

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

During the Festival, we run workshops for schools from across the city. Morning and afternoon sessions available, with activities include pasta making, bread making & chocolate tasting!
Free entry
for Schools. To be involved, please email

26. 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

26. 09. 2017
11:45am
Afternnoon Tea Cruise
Afternnoon Tea Cruise

Venue:

Join us for a delightful 2-hour cruise with a selection of dainty home-made sandwiches, fruit scone with preserve & cream and delicious finger deserts.
All served with freshly brewed tea and coffee. This cruise sails from our King’s Staith Landing only. The cruise will also include an informative commentary from our local, knowledgeable skipper as you sail through the city and then downstream to Bishopthorpe Palace, the stunning riverside residence of His Grace the Archbishop of York.
£24.00Full Price
Book here

26. 09. 2017
Noon
Until 2pm. Last orders at 1:30pm
Community Table at El Piano
Community Table at El Piano

Venue: El Piano, Grape Lane

Join Visit York's Café of the Year, El Piano for their daily community table.
All you can eat for £10. This award winning Vegan café will cook the food in front of your eyes.
Food is donated from the restaurant suppliers and all the money goes to charity. The money raised is split equally between local charity - York against Cancer and Mummy's Star, a national charity who are working with families where a parent is lost to cancer.
£10.00Full Price
First come first served basis. Pay at the restaurant on the day.

26. 09. 2017
Noon
Baba Ganoush Demonstration
Baba Ganoush Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Baba Ganoush join up with The Wine Chapter
Free entry

26. 09. 2017
12:30 pm
to 1pm
Yorkshire Museum Curators Talk: The Archaeology of Food
Yorkshire Museum Curators Talk: The Archaeology of Food

Venue: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens

Find out more about the collections at York Museums Trust.
Their knowledgeable curators regularly give lunchtime talks that provide further insight into their exhibitions, aretfacts, and specialist areas of interest - this week, The Archaeology of Food.

Full list of lunchtime talks can be found here
Free entry
witih regular Museum admission. No booking necessary.

26. 09. 2017
Tours at 12:30, 2:00, 3:30 and 5:00 pm
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

26. 09. 2017
1pm
The Botanist Ale Demonstration
The Botanist Ale Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

An Ale demonstration and tasting from The Botanist.
Free entry

26. 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

26. 09. 2017
2pm
Skosh Demonstration
Skosh Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Neil Bentinck will demonstrate dishes using local Yorkshire produce.
Free entry

26. 09. 2017
3pm
Dean Court Hotel Demonstration
Dean Court Hotel Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration from chef John Malia from the Dean Court Hotel.
Free entry

26. 09. 2017
4pm
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.

26. 09. 2017
4pm
The Wine Chapter Demonstration
The Wine Chapter Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Join The Wine Chapter for cocktail demonstrations!
They won’t just show you how to mix the drinks, they'll be demonstrating how to make the syrups, purées and bitters used to elevate spirits from simple shorts into cracking cocktails!
Free entry

26. 09. 2017
5pm
Access to Music Showcase
Access to Music Showcase

Venue: Large Marquee, Parliament Street

Access to Music return to the Festival with a music showcase from their students.
Access to Music is the UK's first choice destination for school leavers who want to follow their passion for popular music and creative media. This Tuesday their students are showcasing their talent.
Free entry
5.10 - 5.30pm
Meg Chandler is a teen singer/song-writer based in York. Indie Rock inspired, as reflected by her covers and originals! Meg has performed in and around York at varying events and open mic nights.
5.35 - 5.55pm
Mollie Taylor is a singer songwriter who plays electric guitar and sings.
6.00 - 6.25pm
Kitty VR is a magical acoustic singer songwriter based in York accompanied by the wonderful Tim Downie on guitar.
6.35 - 6.55pm
Molly Teasdale is16 years old and has a strong passion for performing and putting her own twist on popular songs. For a few years she has taken part in competitions including the Amp Awards and the Open Mic UK and plays the guitar, piano and ukulele. 7.05 - 7.25pm
Evie Barrand is an up-and-coming young singer-songwriter from Market Weighton in the East Riding of Yorkshire. She has been writing her own songs since the age of 14 and she has just finished work on her debut single “Summer’s Warm”, which will be released in October 2017.
7.35 - 7.55pm
Molly Thompson is a 16 year old acoustic singer-songwriter from Scarborough who gigs regularly in and around Scarborough but will make her debut in York at this year's Food Festival where she will be accompanied by two special guests. Also, keep an eye out for her debut EP which will be released next month.
8.05 - 8.25pm
Sonder - the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. Sonder are an up and coming modern jazz band, with a mix of both covers and originals.
8.30 - 8.50pm
NOSS are a four piece band playing original material and fronted by Harry Hutchinson.

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26. 09. 2017
7pm
Until 9:00pm
Wines of the USA's West Coast Tasting
Wines of the USA's West Coast Tasting

Venue: York Cocoa House

Led by wine tutor Peter McKenna, try wines from the West Coast of the USA.
£20.00Full Price