Demonstrations and Events

Want to see how Ashley makes his most amazing chocolate creations? Then you have come to the right place. Ashley McCarthy, self-taught maverick chocolatier and professionally trained chef, is available to host chocolate demonstrations for groups, charities and organisations at his premises or yours. He he will show and tell you everything you could ever dream of about chocolate.

You can also catch Ashley regularly at various regional food and chocolate festivals and fairs in the region with his side kick (and son) Ben.

Ashley McCarthy is also available to host group workshops. He will teach you how to make tasty chocolate treats that you can take home with you!

Want to see how Ashley makes his most amazing chocolate creations? Then you have come to the right place. Ashley McCarthy, self-taught maverick chocolatier and professionally trained chef, is available to host chocolate demonstrations for groups, charities and organisations at his premises or yours. He he will show and tell you everything you could ever dream of about chocolate.

You can also catch Ashley regularly at various regional food and chocolate festivals and fairs in the region with his side kick (and son) Ben.

Ashley McCarthy is also available to host group workshops. He will teach you how to make tasty chocolate treats that you can take home with you!

Book Ashley McCarthy for a demo – Tel: 07772311873
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Upcoming Events

Great Yorkshire Show 2024

Start date: 9 July 2024
End date: 12 July 2024
Time: 10:00 am
Location: The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate
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Our team will be at this Show of the year on our Fairfax a stall within the main food hall selling the full range of Fairfax Spirits and of course our Chocolates.

Check out the Demonstration timetable of events to see where both Ashley & Kelly will be hosting demonstrations on the Main Food Theatre Stage and the Game Theatre Tent over the festive days

Filey Town Festival of Arts and Crafts 2024

Start date: 13 July 2024
End date: 14 July 2024
All-day event
Location: Filey Bandstand, Crescent Gardens
Events | Food & Drink Festival
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Filey’s annual two day Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2024 overlooking the breathtaking Filey Bay.
Fairfax Distillery & Chocolatiers will be there offering samples of our products as well as hosting a stall offering sales of our full range of Spirits and Chocolates.
Musical entertainment and displays, stalls, food and entertainment for all the family! The Brass Band will be playing in the Bandstand on the Sunday.
This is a FREE two day festival from 10:00am – 4:00 on both days.

Middleton Railway Food and Drink Weekend

Start date: 3 August 2024
End date: 4 August 2024
All-day event
Location: The Station, Moor Lane, Hunslet. Leeds
Events | Food & Drink Festival
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The first ever Food and Drink festival for Middleton Railway, 2 days of local food and drinks, supporting and promoting businesses from God’s Own County. 
– Over 20 traders of hot and cold food, cakes, bakes, sweets, crafts and more.
– Local breweries and real cider bar, gin and cocktails, over 20 beers and ciders on offer.
– Live music on both days
– Trains running on Saturday evening as well as both days over the weekend. Come and see our very own brewery locomotive!
– Face painting and children’s activities.

York Comic-Con

Date: 1 September 2024
All-day event
Location: York Knavesmire
Events | Food & Drink Festival
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A rather unusual event for us here… But as Ashley is a little of a Star Wars geek the force was certainly strong enough to book a trading space! We will be showcasing our range of Sci-Fi Head Spirits as well as our ‘Paint Your Head’ chocolate heads too alongside some ‘normal’ Fairfax items. Samples will of course be available to try

Hope to see you there, and MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!

Barnsley Comic-Con

Date: 13 October 2024
All-day event
Location: Barnsley Metrodome
Events | Food & Drink Festival
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A rather unusual event for us here… But as Ashley is a little of a Star Wars geek the force was certainly strong enough to book a trading space! We will be showcasing our range of Sci-Fi Head Spirits as well as our ‘Paint Your Head’ chocolate heads too alongside some ‘normal’ Fairfax items. Samples will of course be available to try

Hope to see you there, and MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!

Sheffield Steel City Beer and Cider Festival 2024

Start date: 16 October 2024
End date: 19 October 2024
All-day event
Location: Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield
Events | Food & Drink Festival
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The annual Steel City Beer and Cider Festival returns to Kelham Island Museum for the 48th year, from Wednesday 16 to Saturday 19 October.

Fairfax Distillery & Chocolatiers are proud to be working with the festival organisers to supply our Spirit and Cocktail Bar. We will also have a great selection of our Fairfax Chocolates too… just in case anyone needs a peace offering to take home!

As always, the event is organised by the Sheffield branch of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) and staffed entirely by volunteers, who want to share their passion for good beer, cider and perry.

The festival features a massive selection with over 300 different drinks to choose from (all served in a commemorative glass), along with live music, street food, traditional pub games and more, in a wonderfully atmospheric venue.

Leeds Comic-Con Event

Date: 20 October 2024
All-day event
Location: Leeds Royal Armouries, Leeds, LS10 1LT
Events | Food & Drink Festival
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A rather unusual event for us here… But as Ashley is a little of a Star Wars geek the force was certainly strong enough to book a trading space! We will be showcasing our range of Sci-Fi Head Spirits as well as our ‘Paint Your Head’ chocolate heads too alongside some ‘normal’ Fairfax items. Samples will of course be available to try

Hope to see you there, and MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!

Living North Christmas in Yorkshire

Start date: 14 November 2024
End date: 17 November 2024
All-day event
Location: York Racecourse
Events
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Ashley & Kelly will be at York Racecourse on the 14th-17th November with a full festive range of Fairfax Spirits and Chcolates. We will have speciality sweet treats just for the festive season as well as all our firm favourites. We will have sampling of all the Fairfax Spirit range for you to try and pick your favourite if you can!

Pop along and get chance to complete all your Christmas shopping in good time giving you peace of mind and time to enjoy the festive season

Scarborough Comic-Con

Date: 17 November 2024
All-day event
Location: Scarborough Spa
Events | Food & Drink Festival
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A rather unusual event for us here… But as Ashley is a little of a Star Wars geek the force was certainly strong enough to book a trading space! We will be showcasing our range of Sci-Fi Head Spirits as well as our ‘Paint Your Head’ chocolate heads too alongside some ‘normal’ Fairfax items. Samples will of course be available to try

Hope to see you there, and MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!