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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: 26/05/2017
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  1. ‘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
  2. 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
  3. 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)
  4. 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
  5. Willow Craft

    26/05/2017
    Create a beautiful willow fish to grace your home or garden. All materials will be provided. ...
    Willow Craft
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Dirty Dash at Cedarbarn Farm Shop

    28/05/2017
    Award-winning farm shop Cedarbarn celebrates its 10th anniversary on May 28th, and will mark the occasion with a ‘Dirty Dash’ farm challenge to raise money for two local children’s charities. ...
    CedarBarn Farm Shop and Cafe
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Family Workshop

    Malton
    31/05/2017
    Design your own imaginary creature to make a woolly friend. Colour a back- ground, add wisps of clouds, place your woolly friend on top – then the fun starts as you change your picture from fly away wool in to felt. ...
    Family Workshop
  12. Under The Sea Arty Craft Day

    Helmsley
    01/06/2017
    Dive in to a full day of Under the Sea themed activities! From salt dough sea creatures and seaside story stones to an ocean in an egg box and much more! Age 7-12 Please bring a packed lunch. ...
    Under The Sea Arty Craft Day
  13. North Yorkshire Open Studios

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    North Yorkshire Open Studios invites the public to see inside the usually private world of artists, gain an insight into how they make their work, see exclusive new work and explore a variety of inspiring locations along the way - from dales to moors to coast. ...
    North Yorkshire Open Studios
  14. The Tap Dancing Mermaid

    Helmsley
    02/06/2017
    "My name is Moon and I have a story to tell" Gather round, gather round for the Moon’s magical, mystical story about a tippetty-top tap dancer who he has been watching at night. Marina Skippett creeps out of her house every night t ...
    The Tap Dancing Mermaid
  15. ‘SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY’ 1940’S VINTAGE DANCE

    Malton
    02/06/2017
    Doors open 7.30pm Come and dance or enjoy listening to a wide variety of music from the 1940’s and beyond. Dances include Jive, Lindy Hop, Social Ballroom, Strolls, Palais Glide, Square Tango, Sequence & much more. Vint ...
    ‘SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY’ 1940’S VINTAGE DANCE
  16. Horsetown Beer Festival

    03/06/2017
    Horsetown Beer Festival selling 6 real ales on draught with live entertainment. ...
    Horsetown Beer Festival
  17. Party in the Park

    03/06/2017
    Party in the Park evening concerts have become a firm Flamingo Land favourite with thousands of visitors enjoying previous star guests. ...
    5 After Midnight
  18. 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. ...
    Robert Fuller Summer Exhibition
  19. Dave Tomlinson and Friends

    Malton
    03/06/2017
    Doors open 7.30pm. Village Records and The Milton Rooms present the original songs of the incredibly talented Dave Tomlinson and who will be joined on this occasion by Tom Townsend and other top quality session players. ...
    Dave Tomlinson and Friends
  20. Kids! Fly a Falcon

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    Kids! Fly a Falcon
  21. Spring Plant Fair

    04/06/2017
    Join us for the bi-annual Plant Fair at Scampston Walled Garden. Stallholders from award-winning nurseries and local enthusiasts selling unusual plants and offering oodles of advice! Crafts will also be on sale in the Conservatory. ...
    Spring Plant Fair
  22. The Time of Their Lives (12A)

    Helmsley
    07/06/2017
    A former Hollywood star enlists the help of a new friend in order to journey from London to France for her ex-lover's funeral, with the various mishaps en route making the trip unforgettable. Length of film: 104mins Directed by: Ro ...
    The Time of Their Lives (12A)
  23. Adult Workshop Paper Flowers

    Malton
    07/06/2017
    Join us to create fabulous paper decorations, from pom pom garlands to large flowers all from crepe paper. These paper creations will add a special touch to any garden party or wedding. Materials are provided. Break for lunch 12 noon ...
  24. Peregrines of York Minster with Jack Ashton-Booth
  25. Birds, Butterflies and Bees of Thixendale with Jack Ashton Booth
  26. Kids! Owl Watch
  27. Pots and Potteries in Medieval North Yorkshire

    Malton
    14/06/2017
    Dr Ailsa Mainman was formerly the Assistant Director (Research and Publications) at York Archaeological Trust. She has worked extensively on pottery from York and elsewhere and is an acknowledged expert having published many books and art ...
    Pots and Potteries in Medieval North Yorkshire
  28. 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
  29. Alfie Moore - Getting Away with Murder

    Helmsley
    16/06/2017
    In this brand new stand-up show former Detective Sergeant Alfie Moore, and star of BBC Radio 4 comedy ‘It’s A Fair Cop’, takes you on a thrilling and interactive journey through the art and science of murder investigation. What make ...
    Alfie Moore - Getting Away with Murder
  30. Boo Hewerdine and band - Swimming in Mercury tour

    Malton
    17/06/2017
    Doors open 7.30pm. Book early for this especially important music event in this year’s calendar as we welcome revered UK singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine together with his great live band as they play The Milton Rooms on their Swimmin ...
    Boo Hewerdine and band - Swimming in Mercury tour
  31. Abstract Art tuition with Phil Reynolds

    17/06/2017
    Highly acclaimed artist Phil Reynolds will be leading a session in abstract painting. You will be encouraged to develop sketches into more sophisticated pieces of work using a variety of media including gouache, ink, pastel and tissue pap ...
    Abstract Art tuition with Phil Reynolds
  32. 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
  33. Mardi Gras Lunch-Time Jazz.

    Helmsley
    18/06/2017
    Ron Burnett: trombone/vocals Greg Wadman: trumpet/flugelhorn Ray Cooper: bass Jim Wright: guitar/banjo A welcome return of the popular Mardi Gras Band for a lunch-time session in the Studio Bar - and in the garden if t ...
    Mardi Gras Lunch-Time Jazz.
  34. 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
  35. Going in Style(12A)

    Helmsley
    21/06/2017
    A reboot of the 1979 movie that was directed by Martin Brest and featured George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg. Three seniors, who are living social security check to check and even reduced to eating dog food at times, decide they ...
    Going in Style(12A)
  36. NT Live: Salome

    Helmsley
    22/06/2017
    The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamou ...
    NT Live: Salome
  37. 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
  38. Willow Craft: Willow Bee

    23/06/2017
    Following the huge popularity of Anthea Firth's previous courses at Scampston, she will return to demonstrate how to create a beautiful bee for a gift or for your own garden. ...
    Willow Craft: Willow Bee
  39. 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
  40. Ryedale Book Festival at Scampston Hall

    25/06/2017
    Nature writing, Poetry and a Tiger Hunt  -  all in a beautiful garden ...
    Scampston Hall
  41. A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Howsham Mill

    28/06/2017
    Following a sell-out show at Howsham Mill on the River Derwent in North Yorkshire last summer, The HandleBards, the world’s first cycling theatre company, return to the unique venue this summer. ...
    Howsham Mill
  42. Castle Howard Flower Festival

    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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 1812 Theatre Company - Woman in Mind by Alan Ayckbourn

    Helmsley
    05/07/2017 to 08/07/2017
    Susan, the central character of 'Woman in Mind' is a parson's wife. While her husband lives for his great work, she ministers to him in daily, humdrum fashion. So her vitality is directed towards a fantasy life, peopling the play with ...
    1812 Theatre Company - Woman in Mind by Alan Ayckbourn
  46. 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 ...
  47. Summer lecture - Food for Thought

    Malton
    08/07/2017
    Peter Brears, a Yorkshireman born and bred, was formerly Curator at Castle Museum, York, and Director of Leeds City Museums. He has worked with Malton Museum on a number of occasions, recently producing a recipe book. His vast knowledge o ...
    Summer lecture - Food for Thought
  48. Glyndebourne: Hamlet

    Helmsley
    09/07/2017
    Brett Dean Hamlet Be part of a major new operatic work – join us for the world premiere of Brett Dean’s new opera based on Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy. Brett Dean’s colourful, energetic, witty and richly lyrical musi ...
    Glyndebourne: Hamlet
  49. Their Finest(12A)

    Helmsley
    12/07/2017
    A British film crew attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg. Length of film: 117mins Directed by: Lone Scherfig Starring: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy ...
    Their Finest(12A)
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. A Monk's Life

    There are 4dates 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 ...
  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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
  61. 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
  62. 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
  63. 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

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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.