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North York Moors - Events & Festivals

From the UK’s oldest surviving gooseberry show to an annual World War II extravaganza weekend hosted by the world’s best-known heritage railway, the National Park buzzes with events and festivals – often of the most eccentric kind!

But you can also find the more regular music, food and sport festivals, events and summer country shows across the Park’s many beautiful towns and villages – and the National Park Authority itself also organises an annual programme of events, ranging from art exhibitions to treasure hunts and high-octane adventures for families, and including craft workshops where you can make anything from a quilt to a hedgehog house.

Ampleforth Village Market

Helmsley

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.

 
 

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Ampleforth Village Market

Ampleforth Village Market

The White Swan, The White Swan, Main Street, Ampleforth, YO62 4DA

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

Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life, Bridge Street, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8DU

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Parkrun

Parkrun

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am

Winter Owl Evening

Winter Owl Evening

National Centre for Birds of Prey, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB

Sat 25 Nov 2017

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

Christmas Wrapped Up

Christmas All Wrapped Up

Malton Cookery School, Saville Street, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7LL

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Dec 2017

Christmas lunch for 6 ready !! It does what it says on the box ! Imagine how you will feel by the end of the day knowing that Christmas lunch ( and a few bits and bobs) will be packed ready to put in the freezer!

Helmsley's Annual Christmas Tree Festival

Helmsley's Annual Christmas Tree Festival

All Saints Church, Helmsley, All Saints Church, Old Byland, North Yorkshire, YO62 5LG

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.

Cober Hill

Willow Weaving with Anthea Firth

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Fri 1 Dec 2017

Come and join Anthea for another willow weaving workshop this time focusing on Angels, Deers and Stars

Pickering Light Switch On

Christmas Light Switch On

Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8DY

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.

He's Behind You

He's Behind You - Murder Mystery

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Sat 2 Dec 2017

Christmas Themed Murder Mystery Evening Saturday 2 December 2017 7pm start To include 3 course evening meal Only £27.95 per person

Santa Express

North York Moors Railway's Santa Express

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

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!

Parkrun

Parkrun

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 2 Dec 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am

North York Moors

Seasonal Willow Workshops

The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB

Sat 2 Dec 2017

Plan ahead for Christmas with willow expert Anthea Firth, making garden ornaments and seasonal decorations .Saturday 28 October large garden deer Sunday 5 November large Christmas angel Saturday 2 December wreaths and decorations

Winter Owl Evening

Winter Owl Evening

National Centre for Birds of Prey, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB

Sat 2 Dec 2017

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

Christmas Market

Christmas Market

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Sat 9 Dec 2017

Join us at Cober Hill in Cloughton, Scarborough for our annual Christmas Market!

Santa Express

North York Moors Railway's Santa Express

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sat 9 - Sun 10 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!

Parkrun

Parkrun

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 9 Dec 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am

Winter Owl Evening

Winter Owl Evening

National Centre for Birds of Prey, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB

Sat 9 Dec 2017

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

Santa Express

North York Moors Railway's Santa Express

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sat 16 - Sun 17 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!

Parkrun

Parkrun

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am

Winter Owl Evening

Winter Owl Evening

National Centre for Birds of Prey, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB

Sat 16 Dec 2017

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

Santa Express

North York Moors Railway's Santa Express

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Tue 19 - Wed 20 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!

Parkrun

Parkrun

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 23 Dec 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am

Winter Owl Evening

Winter Owl Evening

National Centre for Birds of Prey, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB

Sat 23 Dec 2017

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

Parkrun

Parkrun

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 30 Dec 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am

Parkrun

Parkrun

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 6 Jan 2018

Every Saturday 9.00am

Parkrun

Parkrun

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 13 Jan 2018

Every Saturday 9.00am

Parkrun

Parkrun

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 20 Jan 2018

Every Saturday 9.00am

Parkrun

Parkrun

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 27 Jan 2018

Every Saturday 9.00am

Winter Owl Evening

Winter Owl Evening

National Centre for Birds of Prey, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB

Sat 27 Jan 2018

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

Parkrun

Parkrun

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 3 Feb 2018

Every Saturday 9.00am

Winter Owl Evening

Winter Owl Evening

National Centre for Birds of Prey, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB

Sat 3 Feb 2018

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

Dark Skies Festival

Dark Skies Festival

North York Moors National Park, The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley, YO62 5BP

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.

Parkrun

Parkrun

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 10 Feb 2018

Every Saturday 9.00am

Winter Owl Evening

Winter Owl Evening

National Centre for Birds of Prey, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB

Sat 10 Feb 2018

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

Parkrun

Parkrun

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 17 Feb 2018

Every Saturday 9.00am

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

The White Swan, The White Swan, Main Street, Ampleforth, YO62 4DA

Sat 24 Feb 2018

AMPLEFORTH MONTHLY VILLAGE MARKET, LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH, TIME 10AM-1PM

Parkrun

Parkrun

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 24 Feb 2018

Every Saturday 9.00am

Ryedale Festival Concert Launch

Ryedale Festival Launch Concert

Pickering Parish Church, Hall Garth, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7BE

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.

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

The White Swan, The White Swan, Main Street, Ampleforth, YO62 4DA

Sat 31 Mar 2018

AMPLEFORTH MONTHLY VILLAGE MARKET, LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH, TIME 10AM-1PM

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

The White Swan, The White Swan, Main Street, Ampleforth, YO62 4DA

Sat 28 Apr 2018

AMPLEFORTH MONTHLY VILLAGE MARKET, LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH, TIME 10AM-1PM

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

The White Swan, The White Swan, Main Street, Ampleforth, YO62 4DA

Sat 26 May 2018

AMPLEFORTH MONTHLY VILLAGE MARKET, LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH, TIME 10AM-1PM

WalkFest 2018

WalkFest 2018

North York Moors National Park, The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley, YO62 5BP

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

Duncombe Park, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB

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.

Yorkshire Modified Car Show

Yorkshire Modified Car Show

Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8DY

Sun 17 Jun 2018

The Yorkshire Modified Car Show, one of the best car show events in Yorkshire and the North of England, was established over 10 years ago.

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

Forest Live - Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott’s latest album ‘Crooked Calypso’ charted at no 2 making it their highest release as a duo to date following on from two further top 5 albums.

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

The White Swan, The White Swan, Main Street, Ampleforth, YO62 4DA

Sat 30 Jun 2018

AMPLEFORTH MONTHLY VILLAGE MARKET, LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH, TIME 10AM-1PM

60s Fest 2017

60s Fest 2018

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Jul 2018

Join us for our NEW bigger and better 60s Fest where you will get the chance to head back in time to the swinging sixties with events up and down the railway.

Ryedale Show

The Ryedale Show

Welburn Park, Welburn, Kirkbymoorside, York, YO62 7HQ

Tue 31 Jul 2018

Be part of a unique celebration in Ryedale by joining in in the Ryedale Show. The Ryedale show offers great value for money, with a full and varied day of entertainment with some wonderful retail therapy as well!

Midnight Holly

Open Days

The Tractor Shed, Commondale, The Tractor Shed, Commondale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2HJ

Thu 2 - Sun 5 Aug 2018

Exhibition of paintings (Caroline Riley) and photography (Paul Ingram) and a chance to meet the artists.

Horses

Thornton-le-Dale Show

Thornton-le-Dale, Thornton-le-Dale, YO18 7RZ

Wed 8 Aug 2018

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

Midnight Holly

Open Days

The Tractor Shed, Commondale, The Tractor Shed, Commondale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2HJ

Thu 9 - Sun 12 Aug 2018

Exhibition of paintings (Caroline Riley) and photography (Paul Ingram) and a chance to meet the artists.

Esk Valley Theatre

Private Lives by Noel Coward

Esk Valley Theatre, The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PW

Thu 9 - Sat 11 Aug 2018

Esk Valley Theatre presents ‘Private Lives’ A romantic comedy by Noël Coward, directed by Mark Stratton.

NYM Chamber Music Festival

Idyll - North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul, Hallgarth, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AP

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.

Esk Valley Theatre

Private Lives by Noel Coward

Esk Valley Theatre, The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PW

Mon 13 - Sat 18 Aug 2018

Esk Valley Theatre presents ‘Private Lives’ A romantic comedy by Noël Coward, directed by Mark Stratton.

Midnight Holly

Open Days

The Tractor Shed, Commondale, The Tractor Shed, Commondale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2HJ

Thu 16 - Sun 19 Aug 2018

Exhibition of paintings (Caroline Riley) and photography (Paul Ingram) and a chance to meet the artists.

Esk Valley Theatre

Private Lives by Noel Coward

Esk Valley Theatre, The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PW

Mon 20 - Sat 25 Aug 2018

Esk Valley Theatre presents ‘Private Lives’ A romantic comedy by Noël Coward, directed by Mark Stratton.

Egton Show

Egton Horse and Agricultural Show

Egton, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1TZ

Wed 22 Aug 2018

The 129th Egton Show will be held on Wednesday 22nd August 2018, at Egton, North Yorkshire.

Midnight Holly

Open Days

The Tractor Shed, Commondale, The Tractor Shed, Commondale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2HJ

Thu 23 - Sun 26 Aug 2018

Exhibition of paintings (Caroline Riley) and photography (Paul Ingram) and a chance to meet the artists.

Esk Valley Theatre

Private Lives by Noel Coward

Esk Valley Theatre, The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PW

Mon 27 Aug - Sat 1 Sep 2018

Esk Valley Theatre presents ‘Private Lives’ A romantic comedy by Noël Coward, directed by Mark Stratton.

Midnight Holly

Open Days

The Tractor Shed, Commondale, The Tractor Shed, Commondale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2HJ

Thu 30 - Fri 31 Aug 2018

Exhibition of paintings (Caroline Riley) and photography (Paul Ingram) and a chance to meet the artists.

Stokesley Agricultural Show

Stokesley Agricultural Show

Stokesley, Levenside, Stokesley, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS9 5BH

Sat 22 Sep 2018

Local produce, local farmers and local agriculture all found at Stokesley Show The North's largest one day agricultural show

North Yorkshire Moors Railway in Wartime

North Yorkshire Moors Railway in Wartime 2018

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sat 13 - Sun 14 Oct 2018

The centrepiece of the Pickering events calendar is the ever-popular Wartime Weekend, which is held every October, and includes a full programme of WWII and 1940s themed entertainment and events.