Festival Programme

27th to 31st March 2024

All day activities

30 Mar - 31 Mar 2024

Chocolate Festival Taste Trail

27 - 31 Mar 2024 Information Point, Parliament Street

A walking trail around the city of York and an opportunity to try samples from some of the best York’s food scene by visiting a range of deli’s, restaurants and suppliers.

A self-guided walking trail around the city of York and an opportunity to try samples from some of the best of York’s food scene.

The trail features 10+ sample stops and you will receive a map and guide of the various participating businesses, along with a schedule of when each business is open and offering samples.

You can find an example of a previous year’s trail HERE

The samples provided on the taste trail vary widely depending on the participating businesses, but may include small bites of chocolate, cakes, confectionary, and drinks.

Overall, the Taste Trail is a fun and engaging way for visitors to sample a variety of local food and drink offerings and experience the unique flavours and culture of York.

Tickets will be on sale closer to the festival dates and are limited to 100 per day.
You can either pre-book online or purchase your booklet at the information point (while stocks last)
Collection of the trail booklet is from the Information Point any day of the festival between 10am to 4pm, located next to Festival Activity Marquee (between Barclays and Halifax)

Did you know that the York Food Festival is a not-for-profit organisation?
Any money generated (from trader fees to ticket sales) goes back into the festival to improve it year after year.
Please consider making a donation to support the festival and keep it running.

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£7.50
30 Mar - 31 Mar 2024

Family Easter Egg Hunt

27 - 31 Mar 2024 Activity Area, Parliament Street

The Egg hunt is a fun and interactive activity designed for families with children. A self-guided walking tour while answering clues and picking up some mini eggs. Finish by decorating your own chocolate bar egg with York Cocoa Works.

Participants receive a map/guide leaflet that includes questions about participating businesses in the area, providing a unique and engaging way for families to explore the local food scene, while also having fun and learning new things along the way.

Along the tour there will be chances to pick up some mini eggs, and then ends with decorating an Easter Egg Chocolate Bar with York Cocoa Works.

Tickets will be on sale closer to the festival dates.
You can either pre-book online or purchase your booklet at the information point (while stocks last)

Collection of the hunt guide is from the Information Point any day of the festival from 10am, located next to the Activity Marquee (between Halifax & Barclays), Parliament Street
Last entry for the Easter Egg decorating in the Activity Marquee will be 4pm

Did you know that the York Food Festival is a not-for-profit organisation?
Any money generated (from trader fees to ticket sales) goes back into the festival to improve it year after year.
Please consider making a donation to support the festival and keep it running.

More information
For 1 booklet and 1 place to decorate an egg.£5
30 Mar - 31 Mar 2024

Chocolate Building Site

27 - 31 Mar 2024

Chocolate House construction by Ashley McCarthy

Throughout the festival, Ashley McCarthy who is known for being on Channel 4’s Extreme Chocolate Makers, will be working on a Chocolate House to add to his Chocolate Festival Sculpture Gallery.

Swing by and see the construction of the house change over the festival, and if you’re luck see Ashley working on it in real time!

Location – Activity Marquee, Parliament Street (between Halifax and Barclays)
Open: 10am to 5pm

More information
Free
30 Mar - 31 Mar 2024

Giant Easter Bunny Painting

27 - 31 Mar 2024 St Crux, Pavement

Community communal painting of a 5ft bunny! Proceeds donated to charity. Details to follow.

Did you know that the York Food Festival is a not-for-profit organisation?
Any money generated (from trader fees to ticket sales) goes back into the festival to improve it year after year.
Please consider making a donation to support the festival and keep it running.

More information
Charitable Donation
30 Mar - 31 Mar 2024

York Cocoa Works Events

27 - 31 Mar 2024 York Cocoa Works, 10 Castlegate, YO1 9RG

Daily chocolate experiences, masterclasses, and workshops

Easter Egg & Spring Bunny Chocolate Bar Making Workshop
Easter Eggg Masterclass
Chocolate Lollipop Making
Chocolate Manufactory Tasting Journey
Chocolate Indulgence Tastings
Introduction to Chocolate Making Masterclass

All available throughout the Chocolate Festival at York Cocoa Works. See their events calendar for details

More information
VariousSee website for details
Book Tickets
30 Mar - 31 Mar 2024

Chocolate Food Factory

27 - 31 Mar 2024 St Crux, Pavement

Get hands on with food at our free Food Factory activities.

The Food Factory takes you on a hands-on tour exploring the production of some chocolate treats! It’s a great opportunity to get your hands dirty making some of these foods yourselves and at each station you’ll get something to try or takeaway!

The activity is available on a first come first serve basis and will include the making of Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Fudge, and Chocolate Pasta.

Price: FREE. If you can, we kindly ask for donations to cover food costs.
Please consider making a donation to support the festival and keep it running.
For groups of 10 and more, please email admin@yorkfoodfestival.com

Location: St Crux,
Open: 10am to 4pm

More information
Free
30 Mar - 31 Mar 2024

Easter Egg Chocolate Bar Decorating

27 - 31 Mar 2024 Activity Marquee, Parliament Street

Decorate an Easter Egg shaped chocolate bar with York Cocoa Works

York Cocoa Works will showcase their mini museum of Chocolate history from around the world for you to explore. Followed by a decorating workshop of an Easter Egg shaped Chocolate bar for you to take home.

Tickets will be on sale closer to the festival dates.

Location: Activity Area, Parliament Street (between Halifax and Barclays)
Open: 10am to 4pm

 

More information
£5

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