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Kirkbymoorside

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.

Kirkbymoorside’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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Ampleforth Village Market

Ampleforth Village Market

Helmsley (8 miles, 14 km)

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Come along and support a varied selection of local businesses selling their wares. 30+ stalls selling everything from the finest food to titivate the tastebuds, to arts and crafts to inspire you.

Christmas in the Victorian Parlour

Beck Isle Museum Christmas Fair

Pickering (6 miles, 10 km)

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Parkrun

Parkrun

Pickering (10 miles, 16 km)

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am

Winter Owl Evening

Winter Owl Evening

Helmsley (6 miles, 10 km)

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Wrap up warm and join us for magical “must-do” evening event with the world’s most famous nocturnal birds!

Helmsley's Annual Christmas Tree Festival

Helmsley's Annual Christmas Tree Festival

Helmsley (9 miles, 15 km)

Fri 1 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Helmsley’s annual Christmas Tree Festival will run again in 2017, this year following the theme of ‘stars’. Thirty individually and uniquely decorated trees will adorn the town’s historic All Saints Church from 2nd to 17th December.

Pickering Light Switch On

Christmas Light Switch On

Pickering (6 miles, 10 km)

Sat 2 Dec 2017

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.

Helmsley Market Place

Helmsley's Big Switch On

Helmsley (5 miles, 9 km)

Sat 2 Dec 2017

The Big Switch On of the Christmas lights will be performed by TV star the Yorkshire Vet, along with games, music, festive food and drink, late night shopping and the first public opening of Helmsley’s annual Christmas tree festival.

Santa Express

North York Moors Railway's Santa Express

Pickering (6 miles, 10 km)

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Dec 2017

Join Santa and his special helpers on a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express, which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget!

Dark Skies Festival

Dark Skies Festival

Helmsley (5 miles, 9 km)

Fri 9 - Sun 25 Feb 2018

The North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales are a stargazer’s paradise, with some of the best night skies in the country.

Ryedale Festival Concert Launch

Ryedale Festival Launch Concert

Pickering (7 miles, 11 km)

Fri 16 Mar 2018

The Ryedale Festival season opens with music of deep happiness: the high spirits of a quartet Mendelssohn followed by the lush romanticism of a magical early piece by Webern.

Duncombe Park Country Fair

Duncombe Park Country Fair

Helmsley (6 miles, 10 km)

Mon 28 May 2018

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.

Ryedale Rumble

Ryedale Rumble Cycling Sportive

Helmsley (3 miles, 5 km)

Sun 29 Jul 2018

The popular Ryedale Rumble is making its long awaited return to the Sportive calendar on July 29th 2018.

Horses

Thornton-le-Dale Show

Pickering (9 miles, 14 km)

Wed 8 Aug 2018

Enjoy another really great family day out at the 99th Thornton le Dale Show

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.