Saturday 30th Sept

All day activities

Events in Date / Time Order:

30. 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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30. 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

30. 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

30. 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.

30. 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 York Lions Club.
Free entry

30. 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.

30. 09. 2017
10:30am
Until 12.30pm
Wild Food Walk
Wild Food Walk

Venue: Meet at St George's Field Car Park

Join Wild Harvest for an introduction to wild food foraging.
Discover FREE FOOD for life with our wild food foraging walk by the river in York.
£10.00Full Price
Free for under 14s. Book your tickets here
This two hour walk will teach you facts about approx. 25 edible plants, how to harvest and prepare them, together with the benefits and caveats involved. Meet under Skeldergate Bridge and walk down to the Millennium Bridge. The walk will run in rain and is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

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30. 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

30. 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.

30. 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
Tours are: 12:30pm 2:00pm 3:30pm 5:00pm Monday to Saturday

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30. 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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30. 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

30. 09. 2017
From 2pm onwards
Cut & Chase Cocktail Masterclass
Cut & Chase Cocktail Masterclass

Venue: Cut & Chase, Goodramgate

Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival then make, shake, stir & taste 3 delicious cocktails from our new menu launching this October.
Masterclass occur in mixed groups of 6. 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

30. 09. 2017
2pm
York College Demonstration
York College Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Chefs from Ashfield Restaurant at York College will demonstrate.
Free entry

30. 09. 2017
3pm
The Grand Hotel & Spa Demonstration
The Grand Hotel & Spa Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration from Hudson's Restaurant at The Grand Hotel & Spa
Free entry

30. 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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30. 09. 2017
4pm
Tommy Banks Demonstration
Tommy Banks Demonstration

Venue: Demonstration Area, St Sampson's Square

Demonstration from Michelin star and Great British Menu winner Tommy Banks
Tommy is Head Chef of The Black Swan at Olstead.
Free entry

30. 09. 2017
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.

30. 09. 2017
5pm
UK vs. USA ‘Blind’ Gin Tasting
UK vs. USA ‘Blind’ Gin Tasting

Venue: The Deramore Arms, Main St, Heslington

Gin has seen a huge explosion of production in England in the last 10 years, with over 500 distilleries now operating in the UK.
This sometimes means international gin is slightly left behind, but here at The Wine Chapter we’re working to change that!
£30.00Full Price
To book:
Call 07710448089 or 01904 413433 or email or the bar of the Deramore Arms
Join us to explore some of the more unusual gins produced in this country, and learn about the American gin style! We will taste a total of six different gins across the afternoon, the last four of which will be served blind! Will you be able to fathom which of the two countries they are from?!

The gins will also be accompanied by three plates of Yorkshire nibbles, freshly prepared by our chefs.

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30. 09. 2017
5pm
York's Little Festival of Live Music
York's Little Festival of Live Music

Venue: Large Marquee, Parliament Street

Join YLFM for the last evening of this year's festival.
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 Flora Greysteel
Colourful, theatrical and beguiling, Flora Greysteel brings together the vocals, piano and looping skills of Emily Rowan with the eclectic percussive noise-making of Simon Bolley. Elements of cabaret, rip-roaring choruses twinned with choral elegance at once give way to moments of intimate reflection, sea shanties and electronica-pop. Believers in DIY, knitting and glitter (amongst other things), Simon & Emily ply these deftly to their trade to make alternative pop songs in their own image.
6pm Kitsch
A new and exciting four piece pop band from Yorkshire, Kitsch has a distinctive sound which interweaves beautiful vocals with exciting instrument arrangements. The band recently released their first song Miss Creativity, which has received rave reviews.
7pm Kymberley Kennedy
Kymberley Kennedy is an alternative RnB and Electronic artist, who alongside her talented band, perform at some of the biggest festivals in the UK. Kymberley Kennedy regularly has her music played on national radio stations and her recent album Head Games has been well-received by critics, the media and more importantly the public. Kymberley is back at this year’s festival after huge acclaim at the 2015 and 2016 festival - she is an act which should not be missed!
8pm Atomic Raygun
Atomic Raygun are a five piece high energy surf rock band, who in a few months of forming established themselves as a live phenomenon not to be missed! They have a respectable local following and have played at a wide range of venues and festivals across Yorkshire.

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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30. 09. 2017
5:30pm
Until 9:00pm
Event in the Tent  - Rafi's Spicebox
Event in the Tent - Rafi's Spicebox

Venue: Food Hub St Sampson's Square

Tonight the Rafi's Spicebox Street Food pop-up take over the Demonstration Area and Lawn.
We will have a selection of street food style pots available, with both vegetarian and vegan options. These will be a classic mix of our favourite dishes, for you to enjoy. Pop by and grab a bite to eat after work.
Free entry
No booking necessary.

30. 09. 2017
7.30pm
Until 9:30pm
Champagne and Caviar Tasting
Champagne and Caviar Tasting

Venue: Kings Manor

Join Christine Austin , wine writer for the Yorkshire Post, for a Champagne and Caviar Tasting.
We expect this to ber a very popular event at around £35. However details of the exact style of the event, the number of Champagnes inovlved etc. are still to be confirmed. Please take the option of reserving a place if you don't want to miss our.
Reservation
Detailsl expected by 28th August. We can hold tickets provisionally if you select Reservation.