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To find out more about What's On Events in Ryedale North Yorkshire you can search for all Ryedale events using the menu on the left hand side.  To see all major events go to our Ryedale major events page.

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.

Event Highlights

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.

Helmsley Steam RallyNorth 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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  • Start date: 29/04/2017
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  1. Paper Panda and friends – paper cut art

    25/03/2017 to 07/05/2017
    See how a simple piece of paper can be transformed into an intricate work of art. Renown for exquisite paper cut artwork, this charming exhibition takes story telling through imaginary to a new level. ...
    Nunnington Hall
  2. ‘Landscapes & Lives’: Lucy Saggers depicts Yorkshire through a Lens

    14/04/2017 to 18/06/2017
    Visitors to Scampston Walled Garden are invited to see Lucy Saggers’ exhibition, which will explore the richness of lives and landscapes around her home village of Ampleforth. Her work will be on display within the Garden Café until 18th June. ...
    ‘Landscapes & Lives’: Lucy Saggers depicts Yorkshire through a Lens
  3. Malton Goes to Market Exhibtion at Malton Museum

    Malton
    15/04/2017 to 28/10/2017
    Malton Goes to Market is a 3 year programme of events, and exhibitions, exploring the history of Malton and Norton and its market heritage. Malton Goes to Market explores the development of a market in this location. Why is there a ma ...
    Malton Goes to Market Exhibtion at Malton Museum
  4. Tour De Yorkshire 2017

    Malton
    28/04/2017 to 30/04/2017
    It's official: The Tour de Yorkshire will visit Ryedale on the 28th April 2017.  It will visit market towns and villages in Ryedale, as well as going through the spectacular scenery of the Yorkshire Wolds and North York Moors National Park. ...
    Tour de Yorkshire Norton
  5. Woodland life by Carol Sterritt

    29/04/2017 to 18/06/2017
    See the woodland in a new light as you walk through bluebells and wild garlic to discover beautiful metal sculptures inspired by woodland wildlife. ...
    Rievaulx Terrace & Temples (NT)
  6. Dalby Parkrun

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    Every Saturday 9.00am.  The place to be on a Saturday morning is Dalby Forest Parkrun, dust off your trail shoes and head to Dalby Forest. This is a free timed 5k run event (discounted parking applies between 8.30-10.30am) and is open to all. ...
    Dalby Visitor Centre
  7. British Falconry & Raptor Fair

    30/04/2017 to 01/05/2017
    New for 2017! We are delighted to be hosting the 27th annual British Falconry Fair. Held within the centre on April 30th and May 1st 2017, the British Falconry Fair is the oldest and biggest fair of it’s type. ...
    International Centre for Birds of Prey
  8. Adult Craft: Floral Ribbons at Malton Museum

    Malton
    03/05/2017
    Aimed at beginners we will show you how to create these stunning flowers made from ribbon. Then use your flower creations to create a necklace, corsage, brooch or a dangle to take home. Materials are provided. The session runs 10.30am ...
    Adult Craft: Floral Ribbons at Malton Museum
  9. Decoupage Planters & Pots

    05/05/2017
    Design a lovely planter for your home! A fun crafting class suitable for beginners to those with more experience in the art of decoupage! All materials will be provided, though you are welcome to bring along any special paper if you a ...
    Decoupage Planters & Pots
  10. An Introduction to Tai Chi

    12/05/2017
    Learn the art of Tai Chi, the Chinese Martial Art. Regular practice of Tai Chi improves confidence, health and wellbeing. Just a few minutes a day will help you to reclaim your vitality and zest for life. This beginner's programme is ...
    An Introduction to Tai Chi
  11. British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition

    13/05/2017 to 09/07/2017
    Returning for another year, enjoy seeing the winning entries from this prestigious national photographic competition. ...
    Nunnington Hall
  12. Slow Walks for Busy People

    16/05/2017
    The parkland at Scampston offers a wonderful place in which to walk, listen and dream. Madeleine is passionate about the beauty of the natural world and the healing potential found through relaxation and reconnecting with nature. ...
    Slow Walks for Busy People
  13. Walking in the Footsteps of Capability Brown

    18/05/2017
    Join one of our heritage volunteers on a fascinating guided walk of the parkland and learn about the legacy that landscape architect Capability Brown has left on the landscape here. Discover the vision of Capability Brown at Scampston ...
  14. Beertown Festival

    18/05/2017 to 20/05/2017
    The doors to BEERTOWN 2017 will open at 17:00 on THURSDAY 18TH MAY.  This year promises to be the best ever with over 50 beers from the most exciting breweries, awesome street food and fantastic live music.  ...
    Beertown
  15. Felting Landscapes

    19/05/2017
    Following the huge popularity of Jo Hunter's felt-making course last year, she returns in May. Create a bespoke piece of artwork based on a picture of your favourite landscape. This course is suitable for beginners as well as those w ...
    Felting Landscapes
  16. Vista paint

    20/05/2017 to 21/05/2017
    The woodland vistas provide stunning views to the ruined Abbey below. Whether you’re a passionate artist with a flair for design or a carefree doodler, take a break to put paint to paper. ...
    Rievaulx Terrace & Temples (NT)
  17. Pickering Game & Country Fair

    20/05/2017 to 21/05/2017
    We are pleased to announce that this year, the event will be moving from its original location – Pickering Showground, a few miles down the road to its new location – the stunning parkland at Scampston Hall, set within the Scampston Estate. ...
    Pickering Game & Country Fair
  18. Jewellery Design & Creation

    20/05/2017
    This jewellery making course will show participants the full process of designing and making a bracelet using the wire wrapping method. Ideal for the beginner, you will create a lovely bracelet, using a range of natural materials, charms ...
    Jewellery Design & Creation
  19. Willow Craft

    26/05/2017
    Create a beautiful willow fish to grace your home or garden. All materials will be provided. ...
    Willow Craft
  20. Malton Food Lovers Festival

    27/05/2017 to 28/05/2017
    Malton, Yorkshire’s Food Capital, will welcome its 9th annual Malton Food Lover’s Festival on 27 – 28th May 2017. ...
    Malton Food Lovers Festival
  21. Nature @ Nunnington

    28/05/2017 to 29/05/2017
    Come and explore the natural world and meet unusual creatures with the Lion Learners animal encounters. Plant place your bets on a snail race, plant seeds and go bird watching. ...
    Nunnington Hall
  22. Duncombe Park Country Fair

    29/05/2017
    A fantastic day out for all the family. Established in 1982 - the original country fair of North Yorkshire in the beautiful grounds of Duncombe Park. ...
    Duncombe Park Country Fair
  23. Horsetown Beer Festival

    03/06/2017
    Horsetown Beer Festival selling 6 real ales on draught with live entertainment. ...
    Horsetown Beer Festival
  24. Robert E Fuller Summer Exhibition “Bringing up Baby”

    03/06/2017 to 25/06/2017
    From clucky ducks to pushy owls, this new series of paintings by Yorkshire wildlife artist Robert E Fuller reveals the wildly different ways animals bring up their broods. ...
  25. Kids! Fly a Falcon

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    Kids! Fly a Falcon
  26. Peregrines of York Minster with Jack Ashton-Booth
  27. Birds, Butterflies and Bees of Thixendale with Jack Ashton Booth
  28. Kids! Owl Watch
  29. Walking in the Footsteps of Capability Brown

    15/06/2017
    Join one of our heritage volunteers on a fascinating guided walk of the parkland and learn about the legacy that landscape architect Capability Brown has left on the landscape here. Discover the vision of Capability Brown at Scampston ...
    Walking in the Footsteps of Capability Brown
  30. Yorkshire Post Motor Show and Classic Car Rally

    18/06/2017
    The motor show returns to Castle Howard and the North Lawn is the perfect backdrop for the hundreds of classic cars, vintage vehicles and modern motors. A programme of family entertainment and showcases takes place in the display arena on the South Event Field. Tickets from £8. ...
    Yorkshire Post Motor Show and Classic Car Rally at Castle Howard
  31. Yorkshire Modified Car Show

    18/06/2017
    Welcome to the Yorkshire Modified Show, one of the best car show events in Yorkshire and the North of England. Established over 10 years ago, the show is held in the grounds of Pickering Showground, North Yorkshire. ...
    Yorkshire Modified Car Show
  32. Dalby Forest Concerts – Rick Astley

    23/06/2017
    Rick Astley is the first artist to announce Dalby Forest date for 2017 as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission. ...
    Rick Astley at Dalby Forest
  33. Dalby Forest Concerts – Elbow

    24/06/2017
    Elbow will be coming to Dalby Forest in 2017 as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission. ...
    Dalby Visitor Centre
  34. Castle Howard Flower Festival

    York
    29/06/2017 to 02/07/2017
    Castle Howard’s grand interiors will play host to an array of spectacular floral displays at its annual flower festival from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 June 2016. ...
    Doll's House Cottage Garden
  35. 25th Duncombe Park Engine & Steam Rally

    01/07/2017 to 02/07/2017
    Our annual rally is held on the 2nd & 3rd July 2016 in the magnificent surroundings of Duncombe Park, Helmsley. The event attracts 45+ full size steamers, 30+ miniatures, more than 100 Commercials, 200+ Tractors & stationary engines & 150 Vintage ...
    25th Duncombe Park Engine & Steam Rally
  36. Malton Show

    02/07/2017
    The Malton Agricultural Show is one of North Yorkshire's premier attractions for the summer and this year is no exception! ...
    Malton Show
  37. Outdoor Theatre:Twelfth Night

    07/07/2017
    Join us for an unforgettable evening of theatre under the stars. The Three Inch Fools are a five-strong troupe of actors, performing highly imaginative and vibrantly musical Shakespeare plays. We’re delighted to welcome them to Helmsley Castle, for an atmospheric performance of Twelfth Nigh ...
  38. BBC Antiques Roadshow at Castle Howard

    13/07/2017
    Bring along family heirlooms, household treasures and car boot bargains for inspection at the Antiques Roadshow. Experts are on hand to offer free advice and valuations to visitors. Entry to the grounds on valuation days is free of charge to all visitors. Doors open at 9.30am and as long as you a ...
    BBC Antiques Roadshow at Castle Howard
  39. Walking in the Footsteps of Capability Brown

    20/07/2017
    Join one of our heritage volunteers on a fascinating guided walk of the parkland and learn about the legacy that landscape architect Capability Brown has left on the landscape here. Discover the vision of Capability Brown at Scampston ...
    Walking in the Footsteps of Capability Brown
  40. Castle Triathlon at Castle Howard

    22/07/2017 to 23/07/2017
    Castle Howard provides a picture postcard backdrop and a triathlon course with something for every level of triathlete. Swim the Great Lake, cycle the Howardian Hills and run the rolling parkland. Competitors must pre-register. ...
    Castle Triathlon at Castle Howard
  41. Swinging Sixties

    22/07/2017 to 23/07/2017
    Enjoy fun days out for all the family aboard the world's most popular heritage steam railway. ...
    Swinging Sixties
  42. The Ryedale Show

    Kirkbymoorside
    25/07/2017
    Be part of a unique celebration in Ryedale by joining in the 150th Agricultural Show. ...
    The Ryedale Show
  43. A-Mazing Workshops

    There are 4dates matchingyour search
    The Friends of Dalby Forest are working with Mark Ellis, a local dry stone waller, on creating the world’s largest Dry Stone Wall Maze in the middle of Dalby Forest.   ...
    A-Mazing Workshops

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What's On & Events

What's On Events Ryedale

To find out more about What's On Events in Ryedale North Yorkshire you can search for all Ryedale events using the menu on the left hand side.  To see all major events go to our Ryedale major events page.

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.

Event Highlights

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.

Helmsley Steam RallyNorth 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.