York Spring Fair & Food Festival aims to showcase a range of artisan products from Yorkshire and beyond – award-winning gins and preserves, savoury and sweet treats, as well as cheeses to please. You can also enjoy a range of other stalls from stationery to gifts, books to candles, and even gourmet dog-food!
Awaken your taste buds and support local traders! Enjoy delicious products, with something for everyone on offer.
Street food will be available from a number of stalls – try delicious pizzas, prime Yorkshire burgers, award-winning Yorkshire cheeses, Greek street food or vegan food, and then finish off with donuts, crepes or ice cream! !
An extensive area of picnic tables - outdoors and undercover - will be available for you to sit and soak up the atmosphere.
A restored double decker bus – the Yorkshire Bus Bar – will add more than a touch of colour and novelty, serving primarily Yorkshire beverages including fabulous local gins and Yorkshire’s finest ales from its brand-new beer dispensing system.
Enjoy six different flavours of slushy from the Slush Bar and no funfair would be complete without candy floss or toffee apples!
To complete a fun day out treat the kids (or adults!) to face-painting at the glitter bar!
Check out some of the stands you can explore and enjoy ....
Little Yorkshire Coffee Company
Serving a range of delicious barista coffees roasted in York and artisan cakes hand-baked in Pocklington (including gluten free and vegan options) from a vintage Citroen van.
This stall has more lego figures that you could possibly imagine! Check out their range.
The Dutch Fishermen
Serving Dutch-style seafood, including prawns, squid rings, cod and fish burgers, as well as chicken, meat and veggie burgers. Look out for their black and orange van and enjoy a taste of Holland.
The Sweet Shop
A traditional funfair wouldn't be complete without the funfair favourite - candyfloss! There's also toffee apples, sweets and lots of other yummy treats!
The Baytown Coffee Company
A coffee connoisseur's delight. Four friends with a love of great coffee decided to create a brand that filled the coffee void on the Yorkshire coast – a company that would make it easy for people to enjoy really, really good coffee. Ethically sourced and outrageously delicious!
A dog-owners delight! Butternut Box put the food back into dog food. They make freshly prepared dog food. Cooked like you would at home. Delivered in perfect portions. Woof woof!
The Magpie's Cabinet
A treasure trove of cards, prints, stationery and gifts, designed in Yorkshire by Sarah Relf, and inspired by vintage homewares, antiques and the Yorkshire countryside.
Ashley McCarthy Chocolates & Fairfax Distillery
A perfect combination for a husband and wife team, him with his tasty chocolate treats, and her distilling a full range of Gin, Rum & Vodka. Both have won Taste Awards for excellence in flavours and use of local ingredients.
Based on the outskirts of York, Ashley may be better known for his chocolate sculptures and featured on the TV programmes ‘Extreme Chocolate Makers’ and ‘The Wonderful World of Chocolate’. Kelly’s range of spirits have been inspired by the history of the surrounding area combining history and modern techniques in distilling spirits with a depth of flavour and complexity of tastes.
These guys do amazing things with toasties. From The Dirty Vegan to the Buffalo Melt, come down and give them a try!
The Great British Fudge Company
Their origins began in the stunning historical market town of Doncaster, at the southern edge of Yorkshire. They first started our humble fudge business in local Christmas markets selling a variety of fudge by the gram. Since then they have grown to include a range of different set ups that are able to pop up in city centres, shopping malls, festivals, exhibitions and show grounds nationally! Their largest unit is a gorgeous red double decker bus and their smallest one is a black taxi cab. Each unit has been converted or styled by a talented team of visionaries and their business has never been sweeter.
Silverstone's rich heritage can be traced back thousands of years to a time when the bountiful whittlewood forest surrounded the village and provided a woodworking industry that would see Silverstone prosper and flourish.
Their award-winning heritage range of spirits seeks to celebrate Silverstone's men and women of the past, with locally sourced botanicals and unique ingredients - including wild apples from the hedgerows and 5000-year-old oak from a Northamptonshire wood mill.
Big Phillie’s is an American street food brand that specialises Good Mood Food. Their signature item is the Philly Cheesesteak; a classic favourite in the US state of Philadelphia.
Big Phillie's also offer a loaded range of spiced grill chicken, steak burgers and skin on fries. If you haven’t had a Big Phillies experience before, now is your chance to own it.
Greek Street Food
Visit the Greek Street Food stand and tuck in to gyros, halloumi fries and mixed platters of Greek taste sensations!
Become a Dough Disciple and follow these guys for amazing, authentic Neapolitan Pizza. It's all about the dough, and they prove theirs for a minimum of 72 hours to give a pillow of a crust, chewy and melt in the mouth & charred with attitude. When life changed for all of us in 2020, they decided to get out of the rat race and follow their dream of setting up a pizza truck. Part of that dream is no compromise and to only use the finest ingredients for toppings, like San Marzano D.O.P. tomatoes & Fior di Latte mozzarella all cooked in 60 seconds under a 500°C flame.
Lights, mirror, glitter, go! Roll-up, roll-up for a fabulous makeover with our face-paint artist and put a smile on their face! Unleash the tiger, tame that dragon or follow the glitter rainbow – there’s lots of characters and colours to choose from, for children and adults alike.
Born of Botanics
Heaven-scent! Browse this gorgeous range of candles, aromatherapy oils and diffusers and let your worries melt away. In fresh, floral, sweet and woody scents the candles are made from the finest 100% natural waxes and fragrances. All hand poured in Yorkshire and Born of Botanics.
Cakerbell's serving up the yummiest baked treats, everything from cupcakes to cookie pie. All freshly baked locally in their York bakery!
Awarded Children’s Publisher of the Year 2020, everyone loves an Usborne book – from touchy-feely ones to Look & Find Puzzles to books for improved mental health. Designed for children at all ages and stages, you’ll find an eye-catching array to choose from.
The Noodle & Dumpling Bar
These guys are out to impress you! Watch their expert chefs make your meal in front of you using tried and tested, traditional methods. Street food is a multi-sensory experience, and they make sure that you can see, smell, hear and taste their dishes being cooked in front of you for an incredible culinary experience.
Kick Ass Cheese
Kick-Ass cheese was first introduced for sale at the Lancaster Food & Drink Festival in April 2013. The name came from a regular customer who loved owner Tim's mature cheddar and asked for some of "that Kick-Ass cheese"!! From there a brand was born, and sales and production have grown rapidly ever since!
German Burger Boys
They might call themselves the German Burger boys, but this time they will be bringing their bratwurst and they are tasty!
Zzinga Honey Cider
Among the South Tyrol mountains, an idea took flight. Inspired by mead (honey wine), the oldest alcoholic drink in the world, and the natural biodiversity around them, friends Fabian and Elias set off, buzzing with a new creation.
Dreaming of reconnecting people and nature, and armed with Europe’s finest blossom honey (thanks, bees), they created a drink like no other: predictably delicious, surprisingly versatile, and with impact on the world around them.
You’ll be speechless after one bite of these delicious juicy burgers – will it be the Say Cheese, Holy Guacamole or Hey Cowboy?! They also serve heavenly halloumi fries – all from a beautifully restored vintage horse trailer.
From their delightful converted Rice House box comes the chicken or vegan schnitzel sensation. Panko bread crumbs blended with nacho chips and cornflakes give our homemade, golden schnitzel a sweet and salty crispiness. Combined with a choice of different internationally themed salsas, topping and homemade blended mayo's all served in a warm ciabatta on a bed of crispy lettuce. Lots of complimentary sides available too.
The Crepe Pod
Sweet tooth heaven! Pop to The Crepe Pod where delicious crepes, waffles, cookies and milkshakes (vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available) are served with a smile from their cute and quirky van.
The Little Yorkshire Ice Cream Company
You'll easily spot their cute, strawberry pink striped kiosk - the difficult part will be choosing from a delicious array of flavours!
YO1 Radio will be bringing heaps of fun to the fair this year. From support acts direct from their Live Lounge, competitions and giveaways across the whole season and live broadcasts to get the people of York involved, you won't miss them!
Big Phillie's Mini Donuts
Visit the mini donut stand for some fresh donuts and lots of toppings.
Jimmy Mack's Street Kitchen
Headed up by Chef James Mackenzie the independent street kitchen, Jimmy Mack’s, is straight up tasty food inspired by years of travelling, exploring, and learning the different cuisines that continue to excite us across the world.
Jimmy will be serving low and slow tacos at the York Spring Fair and we cannot wait to try!
The Churros Bar
These vegan friendly churros are made using a traditional Spanish recipe and taste delicious!
Bright Vegan London
These guys bring the best vegan food! From flat bread called gozleme filled with a choice of spiced vegetables, they are a must try! Check out the vegan desserts too.
You have to check these guys out!
In 2020 they decided to concentrate on perfecting their own delicious take on buttermilk hot fried chicken, and boom…….Twisted Chick was born, serving from a quirky American red barn food truck.
Taking inspiration from their holiday to Nashville USA, tasting some of the best hot fried chicken ever, they created their own take on the next level crispy fried chicken, using quality fresh ingredients for a variety of burgers, loaded fries & sides.
So join their clucking adventure & have some great food along the way!