Festival of Vintage

York Racecourse 

27th & 28th April 2019

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

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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. Our yearly festival takes place at York Racecourse and 2019 dates are 27th & 28th April

Celebrate the Fashion, Music & Style of the 1930's-1960's with an array of entertainment, displays, shows and live music.  Take a look at our 2019 Live entertainment lineup 

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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 

Festival of Vintage UK Dance Competition

FOV UK Vintage Dance Competition 2019.

We are in search of the 2019 winners of the Festival of Vintage UK Vintage Dance Competition!

Its a partnered dance competition on Sunday 28th April in the Vintage Dance Hall at York Racecourse. Find more and enter below

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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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Vintage Hair & Make Up Salon with Le Keux Vintage Salons

Get the look for the weekend at our Vintage Hair & Make Up Salon with Le Keux Vintage Salons. 

Booking is highly recommended.  Find them in the Nostalgia Hall near the entrance to the 

Vintage Dance Hall all weekend

Check out the full details and price list  here or click book now to email Le Keux directly

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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.

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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

This years Classic Vehicle Entry is now closed

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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