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York Spring Fair and Food Festival

York Spring Fair & Food Festival will be returning for a second year to York Racecourse in May, the organisers announced today, and looks set to be THE place to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in the city, with 10 days of funfair, food and entertainment planned including the lighting of York’s Jubilee Beacon.

York Spring Fair & Food Festival 2022 brings together one of the largest vintage funfairs seen in North Yorkshire, and a food festival showcasing the very best artisan products from Yorkshire and beyond.  This year’s event promises to be even bigger and better, with a stage hosting live music and family entertainment – not to mention additional vintage funfair rides, and more than 40 traders and street food stalls already confirmed.

The special programme of entertainment being planned for the Platinum Jubilee Weekend includes the lighting of York’s beacon on the evening of Thursday 2nd June as part of the UK-wide lighting of Platinum Jubilee Beacons, and the opportunity to head to the racecourse for a Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 5th June, where an array of food and drink stalls can provide a picnic to suit all tastes!  There will be plenty of tables, benches and bunting, as well as live music over the weekends from popular local bands Huge, Y Street Band, Hyde Family Jam and New York Brass Band as well as Welsh sensation the Old Time Sailors.

During the daytime the live family show ‘Just Josh’ from popular York entertainer Josh Benson will take place on the stage four times a day, combining magic, juggling, balloonology, disco and fun for all ages.   And on midweek evenings a DJ will take to the stage from 5pm-7pm playing favourite tunes to create a party ambience.

Tickets are on sale at £5 admission for adults on off-peak days and £7.50 on peak days, with children aged 12 and under free.  Admission includes daily family entertainment and live music evenings.  Tokens for funfair rides and game stalls – with prizes won every time! – are additional and can be purchased on site at £3 per ride.

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Date And Time

27 May 2022 @ 10:00 to
5 Jun 2022


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