Festival of Vintage

York Racecourse 

25th & 26th April 2020

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Ce​lebrating the Fashion & Style of the 1930's-1960's

York- 25th & 26th April 2020

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Established in 2011, the Festival of Vintage- FOV as we like to call, it has grown into one of the UK's best loved Vintage Festivals. 

Perfect for Dancers, Collectors and Vintage loving folk from across the UK & Europe. Our yearly festival takes place at York Racecourse and 2020 dates are 25th & 26th April. This will be our 10 year anniversary!

Celebrate the Fashion, Music & Style of the 1930's-1960's with an array of entertainment, displays, shows, shopping and live music. We are currently working on the 2020 lineup which will include 2 indoor stages with bands playing music from the 1930's-1960's , plus talks, fashion displays and much more

York Racecourse, Racecourse Road, 

Knavesmire Road, York YO23 1EX

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Why is the Festival of Vintage a 'must visit' for Vintage fans 

from Across the UK?

Festival of Vintage takes over 3 buildings and 4 floors of York Racecourse as well as having an extensive outdoor area for a Classic Vehicles and Displays. 

There is plenty to see and do! This event is so much more than a vintage fair, 

its a whole vintage weekender!

Enjoy our Vintage Dance Hall with a range of FREE Dance Lessons throughout the weekend as well as a chance for some social dancing and you could enter the Vintage Dance Competition

Explore the Nostalgia Hall with the Main 'Rockin Stage' and Dance Floor. Bar & Refreshments, Chap Lounge & Vinyl corner, Vintage Inspired Area & Vintage Hair Parlour. 

Finally the Vintage Arcade which is packed to the Rafters with arguably the Best selection of early vintage fashion in the UK. Plus a fantastic selection of specialist selling Art Deco, Atomic & Utility Home Items form the 1930's-1960's. You will also find the Victory Stage & Dance Area and plus several DJ's across the different floors and a Vintage Talk Corner.

Live Music

We have different stages at our Festival to cover different eras and genres of music. Enjoy a great line up live music both days from various top quality acts. Dancers are very welcome. All act are now confirmed!

Check the lineup for the Rockin Stage & Victory Stage as well as our outside performance areas

2019 Live Music Lineup 

Vintage Vehicle Displays

We welcome a variety of classic vehicles to the Festival dating from the 1930's-1960's including Cars, Buses, Motorbikes, Caravans, Motorhomes & Scooters. Many are rare with interesting history. If you want to enter your pride and joy into the lineup click here

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Vintage Fashion 

Vintage Fashion is a very big part of the festival. From the fantastic selection authentic original fashion traders we hand pick to sell to the top quality vintage fashion in our Vintage Arcade, where the dateline 1920's-1969 ensures great quality clothing, jewellery and accessories. We also have a dedicated Vintage-inspired area with the top repro brands. We have a showcase of talks to inspire and inform about 

fashion style and history

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Best Dressed Competition

We are lucky that many of our visitors dress to impress at the Festival of Vintage. Often spending weeks preparing their outfits. We hold a Best Dressed competition on both days so they can show off their look at the Victory Stage (check FREE Show guide on arrival)

The winner each day wins a cash prize as well as a Best Dressed Rosette.

You need to enter in advance.....

Enter from 1st Oct for 2020

Festival of Vintage UK Dance Competition

FOV UK Vintage Dance Competition 

2020 Entry open 1st October

Its a partnered dance competition in the Vintage Dance Hall at York Racecourse. Find more and enter below

Enter From 1st Oct 2019 for 2020

What our visitors are saying

We regularly attend 1940s weekends around the country which are great, but this was much better with all the clothing etc, and so well attended, and the effort that people took to dress up etc was amazing!

Charlie from Beverley, East Yorkshire

Discover Vintage Ltd (the promoter) reserve the right to make alterations to the published Event or programme. Artists and billed attractions are subject to change. Our liability for the cancellation, rescheduling or material change to an Event is limited to the refund set out in the Festival of Vintage Terms & conditions 

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