Exciting York Spring Fair & Food Festival Going Ahead at End of May
Two York-based companies have joined forces to create the brand-new York Spring Fair & Food Festival.
It brings together one of the largest vintage funfairs seen in North Yorkshire for many years, and a food festival that will showcase the very best artisan products from Yorkshire and beyond.
York Spring Fair & Food Festival will take place in the Clocktower Enclosure at York Racecourse from Friday 28th May to Sunday 6th June. That’s great news for families, as it spans Spring Bank Holiday weekend, and school half-term week.
The Vintage Funfair comprises a unique collection of restored vintage rides from the golden era of fairgrounds. There’ll be an exhilarating 1936 Speedway, and a rare Brooklands Dodgems from 1937. A stunning 1930s Chair-o-Plane will also be on-site, as well as a beautiful Carousel, Twister and Lighthouse Helter-Skelter. There will also be three exquisite children’s rides, including the oldest ride Hush Hush the Monorail train which dates from 1933. Further to that, visitors will find five game stalls offering prizes every time.
James Cundall is the CEO of Jamboree Entertainment. He said: “It’s exciting to be able to put together a vintage funfair on a scale that hasn’t been seen in York for decades. The rides are visually stunning with artwork going back almost 90 years. There will be rides and game stalls for all ages. So, it’s a great opportunity to get out and have fun in a Covid 19-compliant environment.”
“An exciting day out”
The Food Festival will showcase approximately 40 artisan food and drink producer stalls. And it’ll also be one of the first times that the public can interact with local food and drink suppliers.
Co-producer Johnny Cooper, CEO of Coopers Marquees said “As we emerge from the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 lockdown we are thrilled to be staging one of the first events in Yorkshire that will place the very best Yorkshire products before an audience hungry for an exciting day out.”
Both Coopers Marquees and Jamboree Entertainment are York-based, family-owned companies. The team at Jamboree Entertainment has 25 years of experience in producing live entertainment worldwide. And Coopers Marquees was established in the 1990s and is now the 10th largest marquee company in the UK.
The York Spring Fair & Food Festival will be open daily from 10.00am until 6.00pm. An admission fee of £3 for adults will be charged, with children aged 12 and under free. This excludes rides and game stalls, which cost £3 per person. £1 of the admission fee will be donated to Ryedale Special Families, a local charity which supports families with disabled children and young people, for their New Building Fund.
Tickets are on sale now via Ticketsource. Booking in advance is recommended as numbers will be restricted due to Covid regulations. If unsold, tickets can be purchased at the gate. Further information can be found at yorkspringfair.co.uk