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Kirkbymoorside is a treasure trove for art and antique-hunters: home to the one of Yorkshire’s quirkiest, friendliest art galleries, Bils & Rye, and also the fortnightly Ryedale Auctions, attracting collectors from across the world. Nearby is the open studio of international glass artists, Gillies Jones, and the town’s pride and joy is its award-winning 200 year-old Brass Band, a star at local events.

The town’s top attraction is Ryedale Folk Museum, with its historic ‘village’ of homes, gardens, workshops and stores – and even a witch’s hovel - providing a unique glimpse into our rural past from the Iron Age to the 1960s. There’s also a museum, animals, orchards, vintage vehicles, a lively programme of events, and nearby workshops including Greenwood Crafts, and the Chocolate Factory.

Kirbymoorside’s market square boasts award-winning, independent shops, and a 760-year-old weekly market that’s still the lifeblood of its community, a friendly place to catch the gossip. It’s also the starting point for one of the most popular and gruelling races in the Yorkshire calendar, the Kirkbymoorside 10k.

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What's on near Kirkbymoorside

366 Leaping Hares

366 Leaping Hares Exhibition - Emma Stothard

Helmsley (5 miles, 8 km)

Sat 29 Feb - Sun 1 Nov 2020

Emma Stothard has created an exhibition especially for Nunnington Hall celebrating the 366 days of 2020, a leap year.

Discover National Parks

Discover National Parks

Helmsley (5 miles, 9 km)

Sun 5 Apr 2020

With hundreds of square miles of breathtaking moorland, enchanting woodland, bustling market towns, dramatic coastline and river valleys, the North York Moors offers the ultimate adventure. Join in the celebrations!

Dalby Forest parkrun

Dalby Forest parkrun

Pickering (10 miles, 16 km)

Sat 11 Apr 2020

Dalby Forest parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run. Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

Duncombe Park Country Fair

Duncombe Park Country Fair

Helmsley (6 miles, 10 km)

Mon 25 May 2020

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.


NYMR - Diesel Gala *** CANCELLED ***

Pickering (6 miles, 10 km)

Thu 4 - Sat 6 Jun 2020

*** CANCELLED *** Diesel Gala Details to follow


Thornton-le-Dale Show

Pickering (9 miles, 14 km)

Wed 5 Aug 2020

Enjoy another really great family day out at the 101st Thornton-le-Dale Show in 2020.

Rosedale Show

Rosedale Show

Kirkbymoorside (6 miles, 10 km)

Sat 15 Aug 2020

The Rosedale Show returns in 2020 on the 17th August. Annual Show of Cattle, Hunters, Heavy Horses, Ponies, Jumping, Sheep, Produce, Flowers, Fruit, Vegetables, Rabbits, Cavies, Pigeons, Poultry, Vintage Tractors and Outdoor Sculptures.

Bilsdale Agricultural Show

Bilsdale Agricultural Show

Helmsley (6 miles, 9 km)

Mon 31 Aug 2020

Bilsdale Agricultural Show: 31 Aug 2020