Festivals and fairs galore this weekend with music, food and drink and vintage fun all up for grabs. A ‘pup’ up cafe and a comedy legend also make for an interesting couple of days.

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York Food & Drink Festival

The York Food and Drink Festival takes brings fantastic sights, smells and tastes to the city. There’s ten days of yummy street food, delicious drinks and demonstrations by some of the best chefs in the region. For the full list of the weekend’s offerings, hit the button.
Fri Sep 20-Sun Sep 29
Parliament Street
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Pan Sushi Pop Up

Fri Sep 20 @ 12.00 am
The Crooked Tap
39 The Green
York, YO26 5LL United Kingdom

Chocolate Ganache Masterclass

Fri Sep 20 @ 11.00 am - 1.00 pm
Neptune
Malton Road
York, YO32 9TW GB
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Yorkshire Appetite Food Tours presents The York Food & Drink Festival Tour

Fri Sep 20 @ 11.30 am - 2.30 pm
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One event on Sun, September 22 at 11.30 am

One event on Thu, September 26 at 11.30 am

One event on Fri, September 27 at 11.30 am

One event on Sun, September 29 at 11.30 am

Exhibition Square
Exhibition Square
York, YO1 7EW United Kingdom
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Steph Moon

Fri Sep 20 @ 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

Andrew Thwaite

Fri Sep 20 @ 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

Penny Thorpe

Fri Sep 20 @ 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

Sharmini Thomas

Fri Sep 20 @ 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm
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One event on Sat, September 21 at 12.00 pm

One event on Fri, September 27 at 4.00 pm

One event on Sun, September 29 at 2.00 pm

St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

Riverford Master Veg Organic Cookery Class

Fri Sep 20 @ 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm
St Olave’s Church Hall
Marygate Lane
York, YO30 7DS United Kingdom

Event #001: Pop-Up Dinner with Kyra Womens Project

Fri Sep 20 @ 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Priory Street Centre
15 Priory Street
York, YO16 GB
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Little Vikings morning activities

Sat Sep 21 @ 10.30 am - 12.30 pm
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One event on Sun, September 22 at 10.30 am

St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom
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Georgian Chocolate Workshops – Chocolate Cream and Chocolate Wine

Sat Sep 21 @ 11.30 am - 3.15 pm
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One event on Sun, September 22 at 11.30 am

One event on Sat, September 28 at 11.30 am

One event on Sun, September 29 at 11.30 am

York Mansion House
St Helen's Square
York, YO1 9QL GB

Love Your Planet Food Festival

Sat Sep 21 @ 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm
The Super Sustainable Centre
York, YO10 3NS GB + Google Map

Mat Leivers

Sat Sep 21 @ 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

Dan Toombs

Sat Sep 21 @ 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

Tommy Banks

Sat Sep 21 @ 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
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One event on Sat, September 28 at 3.00 pm

St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

Neil Bentinck

Sun Sep 22 @ 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

York’s Chocolate Story

Sun Sep 22 @ 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

Iain Wilkinson

Sun Sep 22 @ 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

Join us downstairs for afternoon tea with Downton Abbey

Sun Sep 22 @ 3.00 pm - 6.00 pm
City Screen
13 - 17 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL GB
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Oshibi

Sun Sep 22 @ 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

Sean Wrest

Sun Sep 22 @ 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm
St Sampson’s Square
St Sampson’s Square
York, YO1 8RN United Kingdom

Gin Evening

Sun Sep 22 @ 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Middleton’s Hotel
55-57 Skeldergate
York, YO1 6DS United Kingdom

York Beer & Cider Festival 2019

Head on down to the Knavesmire this weekend for the Beer and Cider Festival. Featuring a huge marquee with more than 500 beers, ciders and perries to choose from, there’s something for everyone. It’s not just beer – wine, mead, prosecco and gin are available too. With a big beer garden, food stalls and live music too.
Wed Sep 18-Sat Sep 21
5.00 pm-11.00 pm
York Knavesmire
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Dachshund Pop Up Cafe

Do you love dachshunds? Then this is the event for you! Lots of the sausage dogs and their owners are expected. And the ‘pup’ up cafe also features a competition for best dressed pups, free puppuccinos and stands to buy goodies.
Sun Sep 22
10.00 am-4.00 pm
Revolution York
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Emergency Services Day

Monks Cross Shopping Park is hosting an Emergency Sevices day, perfect for childen and families. With appearances from North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, York Rescue Boat, Yorkshire Air Ambulance – and a special visit from Chase from Paw Patrol!
Sat Sep 21
11.00 am-4.00 pm
Monks Cross
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Heritage Open Days Festival

Fri Sep 13 - Sun Sep 22
Various venues
United Kingdom

Autumn Fair

Fri Sep 20 @ 3.30 pm - 6.00 pm
Newbald Primary School
Newbald Primary School, Beverley Road
York, YO43 4SQ
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Fun on the Green 2019

Sat Sep 21 @ 2.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Scarcroft Park
Scarcroft Road
York, DN6 8 GB
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999 Emergency Day

Sun Sep 22 @ 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Yorkshire Air Museum
Elvington
York, YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Family Day

Sun Sep 22 @ 11.00 am - 3.00 pm
Acomb Cricket Club
The Green, Acomb
York, YO26 5FA
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A View From The Bridge

A View From The Bridge

A View From The Bridge opens at York Theatre Royal this weekend. Featuring a multi-national cast, directed by Juliet Forster and designed by Rhys Jarman it might be time to see this ‘timeless’ Arthur Miller classic.
Fri Sep 20-Sat Oct 12
7.30 pm-7.30 pm
York Theatre Royal
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Shrek the Musical

Thu Sep 12 @ 7.30 pm - Sat Sep 21 @ 7.30 pm
Grand Opera House
Cumberland Street
York, YO1 9SW United Kingdom
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Joygernaut

Fri Sep 20 @ 7.45 pm
York Theatre Royal
York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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Patience

Sat Sep 21 @ 2.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Haxby Road
York, YO31 8TA United Kingdom
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Richard III

Sat Sep 21 @ 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Bishophill Jnr
Bishophill Junior, York,
York, YO1 6EN GB
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Build A Rocket

Sat Sep 21 @ 7.45 pm
York Theatre Royal
York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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Freida Nipples: Queens of the Night

Sat Sep 21 @ 8.00 pm
The Basement
Picturehouses City Screen, 13-17 Coney St
York, YO1 9QL United Kingdom
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The Music of the Music Halls

Sun Sep 22 @ 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Haxby Road
York, YO31 8TA United Kingdom
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Frank Skinner

Sun Sep 22 @ 8.00 pm
Grand Opera House
Cumberland Street
York, YO1 9SW United Kingdom
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Antique Home & Vintage Fair

Antique Home & Vintage Fair

Buy or browse from around 100 specialist dealers and a wide choice of antique and vintage items, home decor and collectables.
Sun Sep 22
9.30 am-4.00 pm
York Racecourse
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Autumn Fair

Fri Sep 20 @ 3.30 pm - 6.00 pm
Newbald Primary School
Newbald Primary School, Beverley Road
York, YO43 4SQ
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Spark* Swap Shop

Sun Sep 22 @ 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm
Spark:York
17-21 Piccadilly
York, YO1 9PB
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Craft, Food & Drinks Fair

Sun Sep 22 @ 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Stamford Bridge Village Hall
4 Low Catton Rd
York, YO41 1DY GB
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Frank Skinner

Frank Skinner

Comedy icon Frank Skinner is at the Grand Opera House this Sunday. He got rave reviews at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, and it’s a great opportunity to see a legend perform brand new stand up.
Sun Sep 22
8.00 pm
Grand Opera House
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Right Here Right Now

Fri Sep 20 @ 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm
Riding Lights Theatre Company
Friargate Theatre, Lower Friargate
York, YO1 9SL GB
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Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker

Sat Sep 21 @ 7.00 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Paul Smith

Sun Sep 22 @ 8.00 pm
York Barbican
Paragon St
York, YO10 4NT
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York Chamber Music Festival

World class musicians perform a series of six chamber concerts over four days. Featuring music by Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bach, and more.
Thu Sep 19-Sun Sep 22
7.30 pm-7.30 pm
Various venues across York
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Event 2: Martyn Jackson and John Lenehan

Fri Sep 20 @ 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
York Unitarian Chapel
St Saviourgate
York, YO1 8NQ United Kingdom
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Mindfest #1

Fri Sep 20 @ 5.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Parliament Street
Parliament St
York, YO1 8SE GB

Noggy at Kennedys

Fri Sep 20 @ 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Kennedy’s Bar and Restaurant
1 Little Stonegate
York, YO1 8AX GB
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Edwina Hayes – Live in Libraries York

Fri Sep 20 @ 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm

Pavilion, Children of the State, Azera

Fri Sep 20 @ 7.30 pm - 11.00 pm
Victoria Vaults Venue
47-49 Nunnery Lane
York, YO23 1AB GB
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Hovel Session 17 – Jean Penne, Middle Child and Pig Club

Fri Sep 20 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Young Thugs Studios
Ovington Terrace
York, YO23 1DJ GB
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Event 3: Festival Artists

Fri Sep 20 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret's Church, Walmgate
York, Y01 9TL GB
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Coproach, Deathmace, Give In

Fri Sep 20 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Otherkin

Fri Sep 20 @ 8.00 pm
The Basement
Picturehouses City Screen, 13-17 Coney St
York, YO1 9QL United Kingdom
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Citizen Smith

Fri Sep 20 @ 9.00 pm - Sat Sep 21 @ 12.00 am
The Bootham Tavern
29 Bootham
York, YO30 7BW GB
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Indigo Charlie 7

Fri Sep 20 @ 9.00 pm - Sat Sep 21 @ 12.00 am
The Stone Roses Bar
4 King Street
York, YO1 9SP United Kingdom
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Patience

Sat Sep 21 @ 2.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Haxby Road
York, YO31 8TA United Kingdom
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Mindfest #2

Sat Sep 21 @ 5.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Parliament Street
Parliament St
York, YO1 8SE GB

Event 5: Festival Artists and Emma Johnson

Sat Sep 21 @ 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
The Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall
University of York
York, YO10 5DD GB
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Academy of St Olave’s Autumn Concert

Sat Sep 21 @ 8.00 pm
St Olave’s Church
8 Marygate Lane
York, YO30 7BJ United Kingdom
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BGB: Clean Shirts, Cool Jerks, DeadbeaT, Chong

Sat Sep 21 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Supernaut

Sat Sep 21 @ 8.30 pm
Black Horse
29 Monkgate
York, YO31 7PB GB
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KanOwurmz

Sat Sep 21 @ 9.00 pm - 11.30 pm
York, United Kingdom + Google Map

The Seditionaries

Sat Sep 21 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Bay Horse, Stamford Bridge, York
6 Main St
York, YO41 1AB GB
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Josh Murray

Sat Sep 21 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Golden Fleece
16 Pavement
York, YO1 9UP GB
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Killin’ Time

Sat Sep 21 @ 9.00 pm - Sun Sep 22 @ 12.00 am
The Bootham Tavern
29 Bootham
York, YO30 7BW GB
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Mint Condition

Sat Sep 21 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Edinburgh Arms
25 Fishergate
York, Yo10 4ae GB
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Chequered Past

Sat Sep 21 @ 9.00 pm - Sun Sep 22 @ 12.00 am
Acorn Rugby Club
Thanet Road
York, YO24 2NW GB
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Indigo with Alex T

Sat Sep 21 @ 10.00 pm - Sun Sep 22 @ 3.00 am
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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Fleetwood Mac Night

Sat Sep 21 @ 11.00 pm - Sun Sep 22 @ 3.00 am
Fibbers: Live Music Venue
3-5 Toft Green
York, YO1 6JT
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Mindfest #3

Sun Sep 22 @ 5.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Parliament Street
Parliament St
York, YO1 8SE GB

Killin Time

Sun Sep 22 @ 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Inn On The Green
3 The Green
York, YO26 5LL GB
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The Threetles

Sun Sep 22 @ 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Plonkers Winebar
5 Cumberland Street
York, YO1 9SW GB
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Live Music Sunday with Paul Lewis

Sun Sep 22 @ 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Pairings Wine Bar
28 Castlegate
York, YO1 9RP GB
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Live music Sunday – Crow Company

Sun Sep 22 @ 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
The Bay Tree
The Bay Tree, Main Street, Stillington
York, YO61 1JU GB
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The Music of the Music Halls

Sun Sep 22 @ 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm
Joseph Rowntree Theatre
Haxby Road
York, YO31 8TA United Kingdom
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Felix Culpa

Sun Sep 22 @ 9.00 pm
Kennedy’s Bar and Restaurant
1 Little Stonegate
York, YO1 8AX GB
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