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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 below

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

Email FOV 

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 are £5 (with a paying adult, aged 16 years or under)

Who organises the event?

The event is organised by Festival of Vintage Ltd, a family run business.  All staff, stewards and volunteers just work the weekend with the exception of the event director who plans 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

Catering area


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 and Car Parking?

Most visitors will arrive via the A64 on the A1036 heading into York. Then you turn down Knavesmire Road. which leads to do the Racecourse.

Follow signs for Car Park D.

There is forward parking in Car Park D for Blue Badge Holders

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 so a Taxi is recommended

How can I arrive by Bus?

Buses go from York Station 

No 4, ZAP or No7

Stops are either Knavesmire Primary School or The Marriot Dringhouse. 

Try using MOOVIT APP 

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 for entry tickets at 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. Here are more details about this and the Carer's Entry Scheme


The designated forward parking in Car Park D.  And then its a short distance down a slope and across the road to the Ticket Entry Gate.


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)