Join in with Yorkshire Dales life in the wonderful collection of events and festivals that take place throughout the year.
From local agricultural shows to walking festivals, legendary arts and music in Dales villages, to the warmth and atmosphere of the Christmas Markets,
there’s always something to see and do whatever the time of year.
Many of the fabulous local events we know and love, such as the Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival in July, Gargrave Show in August and Skipton’s Yarndale Festival in September, have been cancelled in 2020 due to the Coivd-19 pandemic.
As we hear about re-scheduled events, we will update you via our News and Blog page, and via our Facebook page.
Event Dates for 2021
Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival – Saturday 24th & Sunday 5th July 2021
Stay in one of our Holiday Cottages near Skipton to enjoy exploring the Yorkshire Dales this year.
The Yorkshire Dales is hosting a wide variety of events as part of the Dark Skies Festival, which runs from 14th February until 1st March 2020.
We highly recommend taking a look at the programme which Read more.
Fountains Abbey - if you haven't been before, go! Located near Ripon and cared for by the National Trust, it is an awe-inspiring place and somewhere that I simply love to go. I never tire of visits there, Read more.
November and December, the time of year when the preparations for the festive season are well upon us and the calendar is packed full of local events every weekend in the run up to Christmas - from festive Read more.
Discovering what's on our doorstep is a joy. I took the chance this morning to go for a run and compile the descriptions below, so that you can follow it too.
Here is a 4+ mile route that you can enjoy Read more.
Kilnsey Show was a great fun-filled day on Tuesday. The setting of the showfield in Upper Wharfedale never ceases to impress and the landscape is as inspiring as it is beautiful. The day was action-packed Read more.
“Had a lovely week in beautiful area with splendid accommodation, thank you!”