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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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Helmsley Market

Helmsley Market

Helmsley (5 miles, 9 km)

Fri 19 Oct 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 22 Oct 2018

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

Thornton-le-Dale Acoustic at the Buck Inn

Thornton le Dale Acoustic

Scarborough (9 miles, 14 km)

Tue 23 Oct 2018

The monthly Thornton-le-Dale Acoustic night will be on the 4th Tuesday of the month as usual so that's this coming Tuesday 25thm September at 8.00 pm at the Buck Inn.


Kirkbymoorside Market

Kirkbymoorside (0 miles, 0 km)

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Kirkbymoorside Market is held every Wednesday 'on the cobbles' of the main street of this historic market town which is situated halfway between Thirsk and Scarborough, on the southern edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park

Hallows, Saints and Souls

Hallows, Saints and Souls

Kirkbymoorside (2 miles, 3 km)

Sat 27 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Delve into the mysterious world of folklore, ancient beliefs and forgotten practices as you explore Ryedale Folk Museum this half term.

Halloween Train 2018

Halloween Train 2018

Pickering (6 miles, 10 km)

Sat 27 - Wed 31 Oct 2018

Start: 27th October, 2018 at 6:00pm

Fossil at Beck Isle Museum

Fossil Hunters

Pickering (6 miles, 10 km)

Tue 30 Oct 2018

Be a dinosaur detective for the day and discover more about fossils.

Fear in the Forest

Fear in the Forest

Pickering (10 miles, 16 km)

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Come along and meet a rogue's gallery of despicable characters who will guide you through the depths of Dalby Forest.

Moment of Silence at Pickering Parish Church

Moment of Silence

Pickering (7 miles, 11 km)

Sun 11 Nov 2018

Pickering’s Parish Church are making preparations now for a special art installation around the Town’s War Memorial, in church.

Christmas at Nunnington Hall

Christmas at Nunnington Hall

York (5 miles, 8 km)

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Nov 2018

Discover the Hall as it would have been at Christmas through history, from the Georgian era to the war years and after.

Christmas Light Stwich On at Pickering

Christmas Light Switch On

Pickering (6 miles, 10 km)

Sat 1 Dec 2018

For a small town, Pickering makes a big deal out of its Christmas Lights switch on, with a special celebratory event held each year, packed with music and family friendly, festive entertainment.

Thornton le Dale

Christmas Light Switch On

Pickering (9 miles, 14 km)

Sat 1 Dec 2018

The Village Christmas Lights SWITCH ON event is traditionally on the first Saturday in December. This year switch on will be SATURDAY 1st DECEMBER 2018.

Dark Skies

Dark Skies Festival

Helmsley (5 miles, 9 km)

Fri 15 Feb - Sun 3 Mar 2019

A star-filled sky is one of nature's most natural wonders! But they’re become harder than ever to experience. In an urban area you’ll be lucky to see 20 stars on a clear night but in an area of low light pollution, such as in our National P