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York Food Festival

York Food Festival is one of the key yearly events for York food lovers. It is the UK’s largest food festival and takes place around the last two weeks of September. The venues are spread around the city of York with markets and demo tents situated in York’s Parliament Street.

Each year the festival takes a different theme and runs workshops, demonstrations and events around it. Chefs from across the region will present their dishes and give cooking demonstrations in town, most of which are free. Many of these are top local chefs and Michelin star winners.

The festival’s community programme spreads to schools with workshops and competitions for younger food fans!

If you’re a drinks fan you won’t be disappointed with the yearly mammoth Ale Trail, tutored tastings and wine evenings coinciding with local beer events.

Dine at my Table offers you the chance to dine in chef’s homes and often features York based Masterchef contestant Sara Danesin Medio whilst the Taste Trail is one of the best ways to discover local food producers, eateries and delis in York.

Around 400,00 visitors attend the festival each year which has over 100 food and drink stalls on offer. For more in depth information or to print a full programme you can visit

York Food Festival 2016

From personal experience I think the trick to the ale trail is planning your route - don't leave too much walking distance between stops at the end and make sure you visit the 'posher' places towards the start!

Ebor Street Fest: Craftworks

This bank holiday weekend the Ebor Street Fest has all your food and drink needs covered, especially if those needs involve slow cooked BBQ, craft ale and more rum than a pirate could handle.

Malton Food Festival

Our top picks from the Malton Food Festival.

Field & Forage

Field and Forage local BBQ and event caterers share their pulled beef sandwiches with us.

The Three Wine Men @ York Food Festival

The Three Wine Men are coming to York Food Festival for three special wine tasting events. Tickets now available!

York Food Festival 2014!

The York Food Festival is one of the highlights of the foodie year in York.

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