DOZENS of delicacies will be available to the public from today, as the annual York Food and Drink Festival takes place.

The festival sees stalls in Parliament Street and Shambles Market until September 30, selling food from around the world and goodies made by local companies from local produce.

New events for this year include the Food Factory - a hands-on learning experience where visitors can make bread, butter, pasta and ice-cream and learn about cheese making in the Food Factory Tent.

Michelin starred chef Andrew Pern will host a new pop-up street food stall and bar at the festival's Food Hub, there will be Gin, Fizz and Ale Trails - with free guides to the city's best bars available from the festival - and Taste Workshops, where visitors can find out more about local produce from local producers, specialists and experts.

The festival will also include some special events and workshops at Spark:York, markets, and some ticketed events.

To book tickets or find out more about the festival, including a full daily programme, go to