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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.

Pickering Car Boot

Pickering Car Boot

Pickering (7 miles, 12 km)

Sat 21 Apr 2018

Pickering Car Boot

Spring flowers at Beck Isle Museum

Springtime Storytime

Pickering (6 miles, 10 km)

Thu 26 Apr 2018

Storytime for the under 5s with a focus on springtime stories.

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

Helmsley (8 miles, 14 km)

Sat 28 Apr 2018


Tour de Yorkshire

Stage 3 - Tour de Yorkshire 2018

Pickering (6 miles, 10 km)

Sat 5 May 2018

Tour de Yorkshire is once again set to storm across our county on 3 - 6 May 2018

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Pickering (6 miles, 10 km)

Sat 5 - Mon 7 May 2018

Explore 'Behind the Scenes' at one of the most popular heritage railway lines, where you will be able to take a sneaky peek at the areas we usually have closed.

Sports Day

Family Sports Day

Pickering (10 miles, 16 km)

Mon 7 May 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:

Hutton le Hole

Hutton le Hole Car Boot

Kirkbymoorside (2 miles, 3 km)

Sun 13 May 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.

WalkFest 2018

WalkFest 2018

Helmsley (5 miles, 9 km)

Sat 26 - Mon 28 May 2018

Our annual walking festival will return in 2018 over the spring bank holiday weekend!

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.

Ashton Merrygold - 2nd June

Party in the Park: Ashton Merrygold

Malton (7 miles, 11 km)

Sat 2 Jun 2018


Swanning Around

Swanning Around

Pickering (7 miles, 11 km)

Fri 15 - Sun 17 Jun 2018

Do you love beer, gin, food and festivals? Well, Swanning Around is exactly what you need as we have combined them all into one fun filled weekend!

British Falconry Fair 2018

British Falconry Fair

Helmsley (6 miles, 10 km)

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Jun 2018

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

Rosedale Walking Festival 2018

Rosedale Walking Festival

Kirkbymoorside (6 miles, 10 km)

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Jun 2018

Themed walks exploring the history, wildlife, photography, sculpture, glassmaking & cake shops of Rosedale.

Ryedale Summer Festival 2018

Ryedale Summer Festival

York (6 miles, 10 km)

Fri 13 - Sun 29 Jul 2018

The Ryedale Festival brings great music and musicians to the many beautiful places in and around Ryedale, North Yorkshire – an area full of history and natural beauty.

Town Criers Competition for The Magna Carta Trophy

Town Criers Competition for The Magna Carta Trophy

Helmsley (6 miles, 9 km)

Sat 21 Jul 2018

Helmsley is to host its very first town crier competition – which it is believed will be the largest, national town crier competition to be held in Yorkshire for several decades.

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.


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.