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Festival of Vintage

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Festival of Vintage Visitor 

Frequently Asked Questions

(if your question is not answered below, please feel free to email us)

York Racecourse, Knavesmire Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO23 1EX

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What are the opening times? And can you pay on the door?

Opening Times are:

The event opens from 10am-5pm on Saturday & Sunday.

Pay on the door

You can pay on the door. Go to the County Stand Ticket Gate. 

Entry prices per day are £18 for adults and kids go free (with a paying adult, aged 16 years or under)

Who organises the event?

The event is organised by Discover Vintage Ltd, a family run business.  All staff, stewards and volunteers just work the weekend with the exception of the directors who plan the event all year round.

Is there plenty of seating?

There is seating areas in the following locations:

The Nostalgia Hall

Around the Rockin Stage and Catering area

The Vintage Arcade

Around the Victory Stage


Over looking the Classic Vehicle Concourse area

The Vintage Dance Hall

Around the hall

Is there a cloakroom?

There are no cloak room facilities at the Festival of Vintage. However you can go back out to your car in the car park.

Directions for Travelling  by Car?

Most visitors will arrive via the A64. Please follow the yellow directional signs.

Directions Travelling by Train?

Fast and frequent trains run from London Kings Cross, taking as little as 1 hour 52 minutes. Direct trains running from Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham. York Station is a taxi, or brisk walk to the racecourse. It 1½ miles to the Racecourse from the station.

How can I arrive by Bus?

Buses go from York Station and take 7 mins. 

Get off at the Dringhouses, The Marriott Hotel Stop

Is there parking? Is it Free?

There is plenty of free car parking at the Festival of Vintage in Car Park D. Please follow the signs when you arrive and park as directed by the stewards.

Are there Refreshments?

Yes the Racecourse caterers offer catering inside in the Vintage Arcade, the Nostalgia Hall and Outside overlooking the classic vehicle concourse. Plus there is a bar open on the ground floor of the Nostalgia Hall in the Chaps Lounge

Are there Cash Machines?

There are cash points available in the Vintage Arcade on the ground floor and also as you walk into the Nostalgia Hall. 

Do Traders have card machines?

Some of the vintage traders take cards but not all of them. We can take cards payments on the ticket entry gate.

Is there First Aid?

First Aid is available within the First Aid room near the Classic Car concourse. Please contact a steward if this is required.

Disability Access

The Festival of Vintage & York Racecourse is committed to providing an accessible environment for all, including persons with disabilities. Please contact [email protected] if you have any queries.


The designated disabled car parks are on Knavesmire Road adjacent to the County Stand Ticket Entrance.


Disabled toilets are available on within all 3 buildings in use for the Festival of Vintage

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome to attend with their owners without additional charge subject to production upon entry of a valid identification document from Assistance Dogs (UK)