When: 23rd & 24th April 2016, 10am – 5pm
Where: York Racecourse, North Yorkshire YO23 1EX
£: Tickets cost £10 and accompanied children under 16 years go free
What is it?
The Festival of Vintage is back on 23rd and 24th April at York Racecourse. The festival, now in its 6th year, aims to give visitors a fun and nostalgic weekend.
Festival goers can enjoy everything from vintage dance lessons and hair stylists and barbers, to make do and mend craft workshops, fashion parades and classic vehicles. There will even be a chance for visitors to learn to hula hoop, a craze that was huge in the 1950s.
For those that love their vintage fashion there will be talks and Q&A sessions hosed by Marks and Spencer’s company archives. They will also be showcasing some of their favourite designs from the 1930s to 1960s. There will be over 200 hand picked vintage dealers from across the UK, selling fashion and homewares from 1930s to 1960s. In addition there will be 50 top quality repro brands, making this event a honey pot for vintage collectors and enthusiasts. Be it fashion, homewares, music or jewellery, the Festival of Vintage promises to have something for everyone.
The festival will have live music from the likes of Memphis Lee and the Creepers, the Moonlight Trio, the Jukebox Giants, Slim Jim and the Wildcards and The Washboard Resonators.
Dance is also a big part of the weekend with lessons in Rock ‘n’ Roll, Swing and Lindy Hop.
Visitors can get into the spirit of things by dressing in their favourite era clothing and making it a truly nostalgic day out for the whole family. Those that do dress up can enter the Best Dressed Contest, strutting their stuff down the catwalk to wow the judges and win cash prizes. This year the contest will be judged by the team at Vintage Life magazine.