40+ things to do in York this weekend, September 8-9 2018

The temptation of Christ from the York Mystery Plays
7 Sep 2018 @ 3.34 pm
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Free days out, street theatre and family fun at the races are among our picks this weekend.

As always, York’s comprehensive guide to things do to in York is here.

The event that brings a whole new meaning to being ‘on the waggon’ returns. York’s guilds bring the cycle of plays to the streets, performing on waggons just as they did in medieval times. Look out for them in College Green, St Sampson’s Square, St Helen’s Square and King’s Manor.
Sat 9, Wed 12 and Sun 16 September
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Here’s your chance to tour the fascinating Treasurer’s House for free. Visit the old house with its amazing collection of furniture and artefacts, join one of the ghostly cellar tours, enjoy the garden and grab a cuppa in the café. Part of an extensive range of free events in the Heritage Open Days festival – see below for more.

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Fun for all on the Newby & The Press Family Sunday, including seven thoroughbred races plus a Charles Owen Pony race at the beginning of the card, an interactive racing zone and bouncy castles. And Chase from the hit show, Paw Patrol will make appearances at intervals throughout the day on the Knavesmire.

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The Shipton by Beningbrough brewery throws open its doors so you can sample the beers and take a guided tour with the head brewer.

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They know how to put on a cracking all-dayer at the Fulford Arms. Artists on the bill include Boss Caine, Bull, Fat Spatula, Mooselaw and Casee Wilson.

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Grab your clashing stick and head into town to see trad dancers do their stuff. There will be more than 200 brightly costumed participants performing morris dances and other traditional styles.

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