It is with great regret that we must announce the cancellation of York Chocolate Festival (9th-13th April 2020) and Taster Festival (13th & 14th June). In the context of the developing situation regarding Covid-19 and current government advice regarding public gatherings we feel that this is the only responsible decision to make.
This decision has been taken after discussion between the Festival team and Make it York, who are entirely in agreement that this is the correct course of action. Of course we are disappointed not to be able to bring to fruition the plans we’ve worked hard on over the previous months and will share further information about the potential for incorporating some activities into future events.
While we’ve made this decision as early as we’re able, we’re mindful of the impact this loss of trading opportunity will have on the traders booked to attend. You can find a list of them on our website and we’d encourage people to support as many businesses as they feel possible.
The next event scheduled to be run by York Food Festival is the our Main Festival to be held from 18th to 27th September. There is no update to this at present though we will be constantly reviewing Government advice and the situation globally and locally.