It’s the bank holiday weekend. It’s the half term holiday. And… there are actually things to do!
So when the new Lord Mayor of York Chris Cullwick cut the ribbon to declare open the York Spring Fair & Food Festival, he was also signalling the time for us all to get out and about again.
The festival is the first major outdoor event in York since the easing of Covid restrictions on 17 May.
And it is the first outing this year for funfair operators, and for many of the food and drink traders.
Joined by town crier Ben Fry and York Central MP Rachael Maskell, Cllr Cullwick was all smiles at the opening.
The fair, which runs at York Racecourse from 10am to 6pm until Sunday, 6 June, sees the first outing for the traction engine and Gavioli organ for almost two years.
Children were quick to make a beeline for the vintage funfair – one of the largest in the North.
Adults will like the Yorkshire Bus Bar, dispensing fine ale from a big red double decker, and spirits from the Hedgerow Cocktail Bar and York Gin.
There’s street food and stalls serving up all manner of delicious goodies too.
Naturally there are still safety measures in place, including
- Signage reminding visitors of 1m social distancing
- Hand sanitisers at entrance and funfair rides/stalls
- Rides, stalls and picnic tables cleaned regularly
- Visitors advised to wear face coverings on funfair rides.
Find out more and book tickets on the festival website.