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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

Helmsley Market

Helmsley Market

Helmsley (5 miles, 9 km)

Fri 5 Jan - Fri 21 Dec 2018

This pretty market town lies right on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. The market is held in the central ancient Market Square. In addition to the market, a Craft Fair is held most Fridays above the Old Town Hall.

Pickering Market Place and Shops

Pickering Market

Pickering (6 miles, 10 km)

Mon 8 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Pickering Market is held every Monday in the Market Place and is popular with both locals and tourists.

Railway Adventure

Railway Adventure

Pickering (6 miles, 10 km)

Sat 21 Jul - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Create memorable experiences this summer holiday (21 July - 2 September) with the whole family!

Children taking part in a craft activity

Beck Isle Museum Summer Fun

Pickering (6 miles, 10 km)

Sat 21 Jul - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Drop in craft activities suitable for all the family.

NYM Chamber Music Festival

Idyll - North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Pickering (7 miles, 11 km)

Sun 12 - Sat 25 Aug 2018

Join us for our Tenth Anniversary Season Festival of Classical Music in various churches across the North York Moors.

Hutton le Hole

Hutton le Hole Car Boot

Kirkbymoorside (2 miles, 3 km)

Sun 19 Aug 2018

There are a number of Car Boot Sales in Hutton le Hole on Sundays. The venue is in a lovely setting. The boot sale car park is very handy for the shops in the village and Ryedale Folk Museum. Buyers - from 8 am.

Pickering Car Boot

Pickering Car Boot - adjacent to the Showground

Pickering (7 miles, 12 km)

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Pickering Car Boot - adjacent to the Showground (opposite 'Steam & Moorland').

Sports Day

Family Sports Day

Pickering (10 miles, 16 km)

Thu 23 Aug 2018

Join us for a fun filled day at this Dalby Sports Event. We will be showcasing a range of sports that you can get involved with, in the past these have included:


Thornton le Dale Acoustic

Scarborough (9 miles, 14 km)

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Come and sing (with or without accompaniment), play tunes, recite poetry or just come and listen.

Raptor Fair, National Centre for Birds of Prey, He

Raptor Fair, National Centre for Birds of Prey

Helmsley (6 miles, 9 km)

Sat 8 - Sun 9 Sep 2018

The British Falconry Fair has been the largest and most visited falconry fair in Europe since its inception back in 1990.

Turnpike Trot 10k & Rabbit Run 5k

Turnpike Trot 10k & Rabbit Run 5k

Helmsley (5 miles, 9 km)

Sun 7 Oct 2018

The North York Moors National Park in conjunction with the Hardmoors Race Series present the Turnpike Trot 10k Trail Race and the Rabbit Run 5k Trail Race.