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The Ryedale, North Yorkshire Events and What's On calendar is packed with exciting events and fun-filled days out to suit all tastes and pockets, you can have a completely different experience everyday. Our agricultural shows offer a great day’s entertainment and celebrate the traditional way of life. Where else can you see all kinds of livestock, show jumping, onions the size of footballs and buy outdoor clothing often at reduced prices? If you enjoy the outdoors, events include festivals, open gardens, carnivals, fetes, steam trains and traction engines. The classic and the modern are represented in local theatres and arts centres and many of Ryedale’s attractions organise special events. Demonstrating the cultural side of Ryedale, local craft fairs, antiques and collectors fairs and art exhibitions are held regularly. From traditional pastimes to more contemporary gatherings, there is something for everyone.
Further afield you can choose to spend your day on one of the many beautiful, golden beaches along te Yorkshire coastline. Or you can visit historic castles and abbeys or stately homes. Or simply enjoy the great outdoors and the glorious hills and dales of North Yorkshire. There are also great visitor attractions to enjoy, where you can choose to follow in the footsteps of TV and film heroes such as "Heartbeat" and "The Royal", "Brideshead Revisited" or visit Herriot country.
High on anyone's What's On in Ryedale list is Castle Howard. This magificent stately home is one of the most famous historic houses in the country. Every August, Castle Howard is host to the Last Night of the Proms, one of the most popular events on the North Yorkshire events on the calendar.
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway in Pickering hosts special events throughout the year, including the annual Wartime Weekend in October. This weekend involves other popular attractions along the line from Pickering to Whitby.
A number of English Heritage sites lie within our region. These include world-famous locations such as Rievaulx and Byland Abbey's, Castle's at Pickering and Helmsley where exciting re-enactments and displays are staged.
North Yorkshire is synonymous with the best in agricultural shows and some of the most long-established are held within the district. Ryedale Show at Kirkbymoorside and Malton Show at Scampston are two of the many such events held throughout the year.
Cycling is a favourite activity in North Yorkshire where cyclists can enjoy some of country's most diverse routes. The area also stages road racing at its very best with the Ryedale Grand Prix, British Cycling's Premier Calendar Road Race held at the majestic Ampleforth Abbey.
Ryedale is also home to a number of unique music festivals throughout the Summer. The Quarry Festival in Hovingham showcases local bands in a family friendly environment. It takes place annually in July. Staxtonbury Festival takes place in early July each year. It has become a popular festival for families, as it takes place in a safe 24 acre site near the A64.
For fans of literature, the annual Ryedale Book Festival in October stages workshops, readings, performances, book signings, storytelling, music, comedy, art, poetry, film and much more!
We hope you have gained just a flavour of the many events and activities available to you when you visit Ryedale - North Yorkshire.
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- Type: Event
- Start date: 20/11/2017
- End date: 18/02/2018
- Type(s): Events
- Malton04/11/2017 to 26/11/2017See paintings, photographs and prints of wildlife against a winter-white backdrop and learn how animals survive in freezing temperatures at this exquisite art exhibition by acclaimed Yorkshire artist Robert E Fuller. ...
- Kirkbymoorside25/11/2017Over 30 craft, gift and food stalls in the Memorial Hall on the Market Place. Children's activities, Santa's grotto, reindeers, face painting, Town Brass Band, Christmas Treasure Hunt and Fancy Dress. ...
- Helmsley21/01/2018Running time 2:30 Music Sergei Prokofiev Choreography Alexei Ratmansky After William Shakespeare Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall ...
- Helmsley04/02/2018Running time 3:05 Music Frédéric Chopin Choreography John Neumeier After Alexandre Dumas fils Cast Svetlana Zakharova (Marguerite Gautier), Edvin Revazov (Armand Duval), Anna Tikhomirova (Manon Lesc ...