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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: 24/07/2017
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  1. 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
  2. Ryedale Festival

    Pickering
    14/07/2017 to 30/07/2017
    Ryedale Festival 2017 – bringing great music and top-class performers to beautiful and historic venues, in a friendly atmosphere amid idyllic North Yorkshire countryside.   ...
    Ryedale Festival
  3. Art and Archaeology

    Malton
    25/07/2017 to 31/07/2017
    Hanging Grimstone - Community Arts Project Exhibition Art and ArchaeologyJuly 25 - 31 at Thixendale Village Hall ...
  4. 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
  5. Family Workshop: A Soldier’s Life

    Malton
    26/07/2017
    Family Workshop: A Soldier’s Life: Wednesday 26th July 2017 1.30pm - 3pm What was the life of a Roman soldier like? Marching, training and fighting were only a part of their lives. How did they live, what did they eat and what did th ...
    Family Workshop: A Soldier’s Life
  6. Great British Food Festival at Castle Howard

    29/07/2017 to 30/07/2017
    The Great British Food Festival comes to Castle Howard. With over 100 artisan food stalls, craft and gift marquee, top chef demos, kids entertainment and great live music, it’s a fun foodie day out for the whole family. Included in admission. ...
    Great British Food Festival at Castle Howard
  7. A Monk's Life

    There are 6dates matchingyour search
    Join us this summer as our performer runs fun activities for children.  The monk in residence will share stories from life at the Abbey and encourage young visitors to get test their skills in Sword School ...
  8. Tractor and Engine Day

    30/07/2017
    Action and noise! Come and witness the fantastic displays of vintage tractors and engines at the Museum as well as cooking. ...
    Ryedale Folk Museum
  9. Family Workshop: Texture, Tiles and Tesserae

    Malton
    02/08/2017
    Family Workshop: Texture, Tiles and Tesserae Wednesday 2nd August 2017 1.30pm - 3pm Come and get messy with our clay workshop. Make patterns, textures & create tiles or pots or make simple mosaics. Get hands on with a craft that has ...
    Family Workshop: Texture, Tiles and Tesserae
  10. Talbot Malton & McMillans of Malton - Yorkshire Lunch followed by Yorkshire Gin Tasting

    02/08/2017
    Talbot Malton & McMillans of Malton  Yorkshire Lunch followed by Yorkshire Gin Tasting ...
    Talbot Hotel Malton
  11. Pride and Prejudice

    05/08/2017
    In a social whirlwind of balls, dinners and very eligible officers, Lizzie Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy stand alone as the only sane people - and they hate each other! Or do they? ...
    Pride and Prejudice
  12. Dalby Duck Dash

    06/08/2017
    Fancy some quacking fun, come down to Dalby Forest for the annual Dalby Duck Dash organised by the Friends of Dalby Forest. Tickets on sale from the visitor centre from 10am. For more information visit www.forestry.gov.uk/dalbyforest ...
    Dalby Duck Dash
  13. Ryedale Grand Prix

    08/08/2017
    High action cycling returns to the roads of Ryedale, North Yorkshire on Sunday 10th July when the British Cycling Ryedale Grand Prix series event comes to the district. ...
    Ryedale Grand Prix
  14. Thornton-le-Dale Show

    Pickering
    09/08/2017
    Fortune seems to favour Thornton le Dale Show and no matter what the weather is doing around us a glorious day is always to be guaranteed at the Show with plenty of entertainment on hand for the entire family! ...
    Thornton-le-Dale Show
  15. Helmsley under Siege!

    12/08/2017 to 13/08/2017
    Muskets and cannon roar, swords clash and drums beat, as the forces of Parliament attempt to wrest control of mighty Helmsley Castle from the determined Royalist Garrison. Experience the action as it unfolds during the day, and visit the troops of both sides as they prepare for the comi ...
  16. A-Mazing Workshops

    There are 3dates 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
  17. North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

    13/08/2017 to 26/08/2017
    A well established and friendly international chamber music festival, celebrating great music within historical buildings around the North York Moors National Park and its coastline.  Known for its affordability and consistent excellence, this festival is now approaching its ninth consecutiv ...
    North York Moors Chamber Music Festival
  18. Walking in the Footsteps of Capability Brown

    17/08/2017
    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
  19. Rosedale Show

    19/08/2017
    Annual Agricultural Horticultural and Industrial Society show which was founded in 1871. Featuring; Cattle Goats Hunters Heavy Horses Ponies Jumping Sheep Produce Flowers Fruit Vegetables Rabbits Cavies Pigeons and Poultry Vintage Tractors & Scarecrows. ...
    Rosedale Show
  20. Pickering Model Railway Exhibition

    19/08/2017 to 20/08/2017
    A family friendly show (kids go free), with 11 layouts, 5 demonstrations, \r\ntrade support and refreshments. Why not make a day of it? Come and see our exhibition and take a trip through the spectacular moors scenery on North Yorkshire. ...
  21. Bilsdale Show

    Helmsley
    26/08/2017
    Newgate Bank. Car park toilets picnic area and viewpoint. ...
    Bilsdale Show
  22. Farndale Show

    Kirkbymoorside
    28/08/2017
    The Farndale Show will be the 110th Annual Exhibition of the Farndale Agricultural Horticultural & Industrial Society. ...
    Farndale Show
  23. Malton Harvest Food Festival

    Malton
    09/09/2017
    Malton Game and Seafood Festival is a celebration of Yorkshire’s finest produce and cooking with an emphasis on game, seafood, wild and foraged food and the best harvest produce. Expect steaming pots of mussels, shucked oysters, game stews, pan fried grouse and p ...
    Fish
  24. MOORSVIEW 2017 – Landscape & Wildlife Photography on the North York Moors & Coast

    Pickering
    09/09/2017
    Following the success of our first photography seminar in 2015, PC Photographic and Trailblazer Outdoors are pleased to announce MOORSVIEW 2017. Once again renowned local artists will come together to celebrate the beauty of the North York Moors and Coast, hi-lighting the opportunities they offer ...
    Moorsview 2017
  25. Walking in the Footsteps of Capability Brown

    14/09/2017
    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
  26. Malton Stables Open Day

    Malton
    17/09/2017
    The popular Malton Stables Open Day is returning after a year out. Renamed ‘Malton Festival of Racing’, the event will take place on Sunday, September 17th and is sponsored by Arena Racing Company. ...
    Malton Stables Open Day
  27. Yorkshire Abbey Season

    There are 2dates matchingyour search
    This September enjoy a programme of events at some of Yorkshire's greatest abbeys and priories. ...
  28. Ryedale Book Festival

    23/09/2017
    We warmly welcome you to our 5th weekend of literary events in various venues in beautiful Ryedale, North Yorkshire. ...
    Ryedale Book Festival
  29. Yorkshire Abbey Season

    There are 2dates matchingyour search
    This September, enjoy a programme of events at some of Yorkshire's greatest abbeys and priories. At Rievaulx come and witness fantastic displays of falconry. ...
  30. Autumn Plant Fair

    24/09/2017
    Stallholders from award-winning nurseries and local enthusiasts will be selling unusual plants and offering oodles of advice! Crafts will also be on sale in the Conservatory. ...
    Autumn Plant Fair
  31. Autumn Steam Gala

    29/09/2017 to 01/10/2017
    Dive into amazing locomotive history at North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Autumn Steam Gala. ...
    NYMR
  32. Ryedale Community Weekend

    07/10/2017 to 08/10/2017
    The second of our bi-annual community weekends! All those with a Ryedale postcode are invited to explore the Walled Garden and Parkland for FREE. Visit our Garden Cafe for delicious refreshments. Our plant nursery and gift shop will al ...
    Ryedale Community Weekend
  33. Railway in Wartime

    13/10/2017 to 15/10/2017
    Relive the amazing spirit and camaraderie of World War II as the North Yorkshire Moors Railway hosts the various re-enactments entertainment street parades and vehicle displays that makes it one of the most popular events in the Pickering Town calendar. ...
    Pickering Wartime Weekend
  34. Walking in the Footsteps of Capability Brown

    19/10/2017
    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

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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.