July - August Events
Yorkshire’s agricultural shows offer entertainment for all the family and range from the three day event of The Great Yorkshire Show to the much smaller, and slightly odd, Egton Gooseberry Show. There’s a Clogfest at Skipton and plenty of maritime events on the coast including Whitby Regatta and the Seafest Festival at Scarborough. Many of the small villages have Scarecrow Festivals at this time of year – stroll round and pick your favourite. A selection of summer events is shown below…
Whitby Soul Weekender - 7th to 9th July 2017
Now in its sixteenth year, the Whitby Soul Weekender is an event which should always feature on any music lover's calendar! Featuring some great DJ sets including the best of Northern Soul, this years line-up includes Kev Roberts, Richard Searling and Ginger Taylor. Tickets are available by contacting the Whitby Pavilion Box Office on 01947 458899.
Malton Show, Scampston Park - July 2017 (TBC)
This year will see Malton Show enter its 131st year. Here you can see North Yorkshire farming at its best whilst enjoying plenty of family fun. Live music will be provided by The Malton School Jazz Band whilst events happening will include the dog show and a display of birds, reptiles and spiders from Whitby Falconers.
Skipton Clogfest - Dates TBC
July sees a gathering of Clog dancers from all over the country meeting in Skipton to tap out their shoe dancing rhythms! This event focuses solely on Clog dancing and even beginners are welcomed to give it a try. Fun times can be had by all at the at the ceilidh which takes place on the Saturday night.
The Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate - 11th to 13th July 2017
Nothing says more about Yorkshire than The Great Yorkshire Show! This iconic festival, reputed as England's Premier Agricultural Event, is vast and attracts more than 130,000 visitors over three days. If you really wish to splash out, buy tickets to the Hospitality suite and enjoy a Yorkshire buffet lunch amongst other great benefits. Location: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8NZ.
Filey Regatta - Dates TBC
The Filey Regatta attracts up to 150 sailing dinghies from all around the country with its races taking place over two days. During this time there is a real atmosphere within the pretty coastal town and is something which sailing enthusiasts would be sure to enjoy.
Wensleydale Railway 1940's Weekend - Dates TBC
Travel back to 1940s Leyburn as the Wensleydale Railway 1940's Weekend returns. See visitors in period dress and a range of vintage vehicles on display at this fabulous annual event.
Seafest Maritime Festival, Scarborough - Dates TBC
We are sure to expect another fantastic 3 day event on the Yorkshire coast taking place in Scarborough. The Seafest Maritime Festival's programme usually includes Maritime exhibitions as well as other such delights including seafood cooking demonstrations, craft stalls, live music, children's entertainments and much more.
The Yorkshire Dales Festival of Food & Drink, Skipton Auction Mart - 22nd to 23rd July 2017
Returning for 2017, the Yorkshire Dales Festival of Food & Drink (hosted by legendary Yorkshire chef James Martin) showcases the finest food and drink fresh from the Yorkshire Dales. With over 270 traders offering the best regional produce, along with celebrity chef demonstrations from the likes of the Hairy Bikers and James Martin himself, this Skipton festival is foodie heaven.
Scarecrow Festival, Muston (near Filey) - 29th July - 6th August 2017
First held in 1999, the Muston Scarecrow Festival has gone from strength to strength. Located near Filey on the Yorkshire coast, this annual event has certainly put Muston on the map. With last year's scarecrows including themes based on The Flintstones, Tour de France and Conchita Wurst there is plenty to see!
Egton Gooseberry Show - 1st August 2017
Being one of the more obscure events taking place on the North York Moors, the annual Gooseberry Show at Egton is the oldest remaining show of its kind in the country. Starting at 2pm, there will be music to enjoy throughout the afternoon before the prize giving starts at 6.30pm.
Thornton-le-Dale Show - 9th August 2017
Falconry shows, fancy dress on horseback, show jumping, sheep dogs and geese...Thornton le Dale show is everything you would typically expect from a traditional village show. Situated on the North York Moors, this quaint village is definitely worth a visit. With its pretty stream trickling through the centre you can feed the ducks and then take a walk down by the infamous thatched cottage.
Whitby Regatta - 19th to 21st August 2017
From rowing races to funfair rides and a grand firework display, Whitby Regatta always packs a lot into just three days! On the West Cliff you will find vintage cars and Punch & Judy throughout the weekend then on Monday, Whitby's Pier Road will be closed throughout the day as market stalls and rides take over the iconic West pier. Catch a glimpse of demonstrations by the RAF Sea King Helicopter Search and Rescue team and if you're really lucky, you may see The Red Arrows who often frequent the weekend event with one of their breathtaking aerobatic displays!
Whitby Folk Week - 19th to 25th August 2017
Each and every August, the town of Whitby is taken over by swarms of people who come and stay to enjoy the annual Whitby Folk Festival. From Morris dancing in the streets to concerts and workshops at the Spa complex, this is arguably one of Whitby's busiest events. If you're walking through town and can hear bells jingling...you know it's Folk Week!
Egton Show - 23rd August 2016
Being one of the largest village shows in the country, this one is not to be missed! This year's show will feature a wrought iron and farrier display as well as the usual judging classes which include horse, cattle, fur, feather and many more.
The James Herriot Trail, Wensleydale - TBC
In aid of Rotary charities, the James Herriot Trail is an annual 14k run over the beautiful moorland tracks and paths surrounding Castle Bolton.