25 things to do in York this weekend, August 8-9, 2015

Yum. Photograph: New Ebor Street Feast on Facebook
7 Aug 2015 @ 6.09 pm
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mix-six-logo-rightTuck in to an all-you-can-eat festival, watch some aeronautics and try your hand at butter-making. It’s all going on, and the full lowdown comes via our What’s On Guide

Ebor Street Feast Fest

Yum. Photograph:  New Ebor Street Feast on Facebook
Yum. Photograph: New Ebor Street Feast on Facebook
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Three days of fresh food and even fresher sounds comes to us courtesy of the New Ebor Street Feast Summer Festival. The food includes pizzas, doughnuts, barbecues and fish. Wold Top, Treboom and Bad Seed Breweries are among those ready to quench your thirst with a craft beer, and there’s also a selection of gins, cocktails, wine and whiskies. Mix in some music from the likes of Boss Caine, Mulholland and The Bronze and you have a real summer happening. At Knavesmire till Sundaymore here.

More food and drink fun

Event Venue Time
The Great Haxby Hoedown Haxby Sports Bar Sat @ 7pm

Elvington Model Air Show

Just like the real thing… Photograph: Large Model Association
Just like the real thing… Photograph: Large Model Association
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Those magnificent men with their model flying machines hit Elvington Airfield on Saturday and Sunday. The two-mile long runway means some pretty spectacular models can be put through their aeronautic paces – more here.

More outdoors fun

Event Venue Time
Beach Party And Barbecue York Maze Sat @ 10am-6pm
Geology in the Cemetery York Cemetery Sun @ 2pm-4.30pm
New Earswick Nature Reserve Open Day New Earswick Sat @ noon-4.30pm

Fun day at The Fox

The Fox… Photograph: Richard McDougall
The Fox… Photograph: Richard McDougall
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One of York’s finest pubs, one of its worthiest causes, great fun, food and drink – this one has it all. Includes stalls, a cake sale, a barbie and bouncy castle, all at The Fox on Holgate Road to raise money for York Rescue Boat. On Sunday from 11.30ammore here.

More family fun

Event Venue Time
Dunnington Fayre Dunnington Sat @ 11am-4pm
Holgate Mill open weekend Holgate Mill Sat & Sun @ 11am-4pm
Sweet Talk Castle Museum Sat @ 10am-4pm
Have-a-go Archery Castle Howard Sat @ 11am-5pm
Playday Door 84 Youth Centre Sat @ noon-5pm

Dunnington Live

Everlate – playing Dunnington
Everlate – playing Dunnington
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It’s a busy weekend in Dunnington with the fayre on Saturday and then this music fest on the Sunday from noon-7pm. Bands lined up include Everlate, We Could Be Astronauts, Suzy Bradley and The Shots. Plus there’s food, a micro beer festival and fair rides – more here.

More music

Event Venue Time
13 Cities Volunteer Arms Sat @ 7pm
Organ recital York Minster Sat @ 7pm
Dinghus Khan Basement Sat @ 8pm
Steelyard Blues Kennedy’s Sun @ 7pm
Folk night Golden Ball Sun @ 8.30pm

Traditional skills weekend

Swap your Sharpie for a quill. Photograph © Jeff Nelson on Flickr
Swap your Sharpie for a quill. Photograph © Jeff Nelson on Flickr
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Are you are traditionalist at heart? Well ditch the gadgets and try your hand at writing with quill and ink, creating with cross-stitch or making butter the old-fashioned way. All at Nunnington Hall this weekend – more here.

More art and craft

Event Venue Time
Viking Coins Yorkshire Museum Sat & Sun @ 10am-4.30pm
Chocolate box design Castle Museum All summer @ 11am-4pm
Artrageous! Beningbrough Hall Sun @ 1pm-3pm

East Is East

Husband and wife George (Simon Nagra) and Ella Khan
Husband and wife George (Simon Nagra) and Ella Khan
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Our reviewer said of this West End smash comedy it had “social commentary interspersed with some genuine heart and some real belly laughs”. Featuring Pauline McLynn from Father Ted, the last night at the Grand Opera House is Saturdaymore here.

More theatre

Event Venue Time
Buddy Jo Ro Theatre Till Aug 12 @ 7.30pm
The Last Train To Elvet NRM Sun @ 4pm & 7pm
The Railway Children NRM Till Sept 5 @ 7pm