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What's on

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.

Shire horse at Kilnsey show

2019 Local events calendar

Date Event
6th - 28th April Easter Trail at Bolton Abbey
30th April - 6th May Ride 2 Stride Walking Festival
2nd - 5th May Tour de Yorkshire
4th May Skipton Races
11th May Malhamdale Trail Challenge
19th May The Etape du Dales
2nd June Le Petit Depart - Cyclo Sportive, Skipton
21st - 29th June Grassington Festival
29th & 20th June Skipton Horse Trials
7th July Skipton Sheep Day
20th & 21st July Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival
27th & 28th July Tough Mudder, Broughton Hall
3rd & 4th August Skipton Horse Trials
4th August Manorlands Bolton Abbey 10k and 5k
10th & 11th August Art in the Pen
17th August Gargrave Show
21st & 22nd August Bolton Abbey Open Air Cinema
24th August Malham Show
27th August Kilnsey Show
28th & 29th September Yarndale Festival
4th - 6th October Skipton Puppet Festival
19th October - 3rd November Pumpkin Trail at Bolton Abbey
10th November Sue Ryder - Run Bolton Abbey
16th & 17th November Crafts in the Pen
30th November & 1st December
7th & 8th December
Grassington Dickensian Festival
1st & 8th December Skipton Christmas Market

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Latest event news

Discover five canal bridges on a 4 mile circular walk to East Marton

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 - A great family day out

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.

1st August - it's Yorkshire Day!

Tomorrow marks the First Day of August - Yorkshire Day. It's a time to celebrate the wonderful county that we live in. As celebrations commence throughout the county, here is a flavour of the events taking Read more.

Food, Farming, Famous People, Freedom Milk, Family and the Fun Bus!

This weekend saw the arrival of the Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival to our family's very own Funkirk Farm, just outside Skipton, for the very first time. It was a fantastic weekend with a vibrant Read more.

Teddy Bears Picnic Day

Fancy that! Today is a day of the year especially dedicated to Teddy Bear Picnics. My daughter would love that. Do you remember the lyrics of the song that begins: If you go down in the woods today, Read more.

“Lovely spacious accommodation, home from home, children particularly enjoyed the Forbidden Corner in Leyburn (fun for adults too!). Great day out in York, Skipton lovely as well as Gargrave and Grassington. Lovely quaint village. Great walks by canal through field. Lovely stay, thank you.”

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