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To find out more about What's On Events in Ryedale North Yorkshire you can search for all Ryedale events using the menu on the left hand side.  To see all major events go to our Ryedale major events page.

The Ryedale, North Yorkshire Events and What's On calendar is packed with exciting events and fun-filled days out to suit all tastes and pockets, you can have a completely different experience everyday.  Our agricultural shows offer a great day’s entertainment and celebrate the traditional way of life. Where else can you see all kinds of livestock, show jumping, onions the size of footballs and buy outdoor clothing often at reduced prices? If you enjoy the outdoors, events include festivals, open gardens, carnivals, fetes, steam trains and traction engines. The classic and the modern are represented in local theatres and arts centres and many of Ryedale’s attractions organise special events. Demonstrating the cultural side of Ryedale, local craft fairs, antiques and collectors fairs and art exhibitions are held regularly. From traditional pastimes to more contemporary gatherings, there is something for everyone.

Further afield you can choose to spend your day on one of the many beautiful, golden beaches along te Yorkshire coastline. Or you can visit historic castles and abbeys or stately homes. Or simply enjoy the great outdoors and the glorious hills and dales of North Yorkshire.  There are also great visitor attractions to enjoy, where you can choose to follow in the footsteps of TV and film heroes such as "Heartbeat" and "The Royal", "Brideshead Revisited" or visit Herriot country.

Event Highlights

High on anyone's What's On in Ryedale list is Castle Howard. This magificent stately home is one of the most famous historic houses in the country. Every August, Castle Howard is host to the Last Night of the Proms, one of the most popular events on the North Yorkshire events on the calendar.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway in Pickering hosts special events throughout the year, including the annual Wartime Weekend in October. This weekend involves other popular attractions along the line from Pickering to Whitby.

A number of English Heritage sites lie within our region. These include world-famous locations such as Rievaulx and Byland Abbey's, Castle's at Pickering and Helmsley where exciting re-enactments and displays are staged.

Helmsley Steam RallyNorth Yorkshire is synonymous with the best in agricultural shows and some of the most long-established are held within the district.  Ryedale Show at Kirkbymoorside and Malton Show at Scampston are two of the many such events held throughout the year.

Cycling is a favourite activity in North Yorkshire where cyclists can enjoy some of country's most diverse routes.  The area also stages road racing at its very best with the Ryedale Grand Prix, British Cycling's road race held at the majestic Ampleforth Abbey.

Ryedale is also home to a number of unique music festivals throughout the Summer.  Staxtonbury Festival takes place in early July each year.  It has become a popular festival for families, as it takes place in a safe 24 acre site near the A64.

For fans of literature, the annual Ryedale Book Festival stages workshops, readings, performances, book signings, storytelling, music, comedy, art, poetry, film and much more! 

We hope you have gained just a flavour of the many events and activities available to you when you visit Ryedale - North Yorkshire.

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  1. Malton Monthly Food Market

    There are 11dates matchingyour search
    Malton Monthly Food Market held every second Saturday of the month attracting artisan food and drink producers to Yorkshire's Food Capital! ...
    Malton Monthly Food Market
  2. Justine Warner exhibits 'Nature's Embellishment'

    30/03/2018 to 17/06/2018
    Local artist Justine exhibits rich mixed media and textile pieces which are based on local landscapes, and which take inspiration from the Walled Garden. ...
    Justine Warner exhibits 'Nature's Embellishment'
  3. Walking in the Footstep of Capability Brown

    There are 7dates matchingyour search
    Join one of our heritage volunteers on a fascinating guided walk of the parkland and learn about the legacy that landscape architect Capability Brown has left on the landscape here. Discover the vision of Capability Brown at Scampston ...
    Walking in the Footstep of Capability Brown
  4. Royal Corp of Signals Reunion Day

    20/05/2018
    Reunion event in it’s third year for all members, past and present, of the Royal Corps of Signals. ...
    Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
  5. Lockton Artists' Open Studios

    Pickering
    26/05/2018 to 03/06/2018
    This unique open studios event aims to promote the art that has evolved within this traditional rural community. ...
    Lockton Open Studios
  6. Malton Food Lovers Festival

    26/05/2018 to 27/05/2018
    Malton, Yorkshire’s Food Capital, will welcome its 9th annual Malton Food Lover’s Festival on 27 – 28th May 2017. ...
    Malton Food Lovers Festival
  7. Duncombe Park Country Fair

    28/05/2018
    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. ...
    Duncombe Park Country Fair
  8. Spring Plant Fair

    03/06/2018
    Join us for the bi-annual Plant Fair at Scampston Walled Garden. Stallholders from award-winning nurseries and local enthusiasts selling unusual plants and offering oodles of advice! Crafts will also be on sale in the Conservatory. ...
    Spring Plant Fair
  9. Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon

    Malton
    03/06/2018
    The Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon 2017&nb ...
  10. Summer Wildlife Art Exhibition

    09/06/2018 to 01/07/2018
    From clucky ducks to pushy owls, this new series of paintings by Yorkshire wildlife artist Robert E Fuller reveals the wildly different ways animals bring up their broods. ...
    Robert Fuller Summer Exhibition
  11. Street Food Sundays

    Malton
    There are 6dates matchingyour search
    Malton's alfresco summer lunch party. Think deckchairs, craft beer, jugs of Pimm's, fab music and serious street food. ...
  12. Great Edstone Festival

    16/06/2018
    Music and family festival with camping available ...
  13. Fire Service Preservation Group Rally Weekend

    16/06/2018
    The annual rally for the Fire Service Preservation Group. ...
    Fire Service Preservation Group
  14. Yorkshire Modified Car Show

    17/06/2018
    Welcome to the Yorkshire Modified Show, one of the best car show events in Yorkshire and the North of England. Established over 10 years ago, the show is held in the grounds of Pickering Showground, North Yorkshire. ...
    Yorkshire Modified Car Show
  15. Kate Kenney exhibits Passion: Painting from a Garden

    19/06/2018 to 19/08/2018
    Kate takes her inspiration from the Walled Garden to combine her two passions for painting and garden. Her exhibition will be available to view in the Garden Cafe. ...
    Kate Kenney exhibits 'Passion: Painting from a Garden'
  16. Raptor Fair

    23/06/2018 to 24/06/2018
    The Raptor Fair is the biggest specialist falconry fair in the UK. Open to \r\nfalconers and anyone with an interest in these incredible birds ...
    International Centre for Birds of Prey
  17. Ryedale Book Festival

    Malton
    30/06/2018 to 01/07/2018
    With high profile figures in the world of poetry and children's literature, there will be a full line up of events, workshops and lectures, as well as children's crafts and a Poetry Promenade. Speakers will include: Jacob Poll ...
    Ryedale Book Festival
  18. Malton Show

    01/07/2018
    The Malton Agricultural Show is one of North Yorkshire's premier attractions for the summer and this year is no exception! ...
    Malton Show
  19. A Midsummer's Night Dream

    01/07/2018
    For the third year, The Three Inch Fools will be returning with their fresh and vibrant take on Shakespearean comedy 'A Midsummer's Night Dream'. Join us in the Hall Gardens for what is sent to be another rip-roaring musical adventure. ...
    A Midsummer Night's Dream
  20. Staxtonbury Music Festival

    06/07/2018 to 08/07/2018
    If you only go to one outdoor event this summer you must come to Staxtonbury. ...
    Staxtonbury
  21. Ryedale Festival

    Pickering
    13/07/2018 to 29/07/2018
    Ryedale Festival 2018 – bringing great music and top-class performers to beautiful and historic venues, in a friendly atmosphere amid idyllic North Yorkshire countryside.   ...
    Ryedale Festival
  22. Airborne Forces North Remembrance Day

    14/07/2018
    The annual reunion, parade and commemorative service for all Airborne Forces. ...
    Airborne Forces North Remembrance Day
  23. North Yorkshire Moors Railway 60s Fest

    14/07/2018 to 15/07/2018
    Join us for our 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. ...
    North Yorkshire Moors Railway 60s Fest
  24. Neil Lucas: Using grasses and perennials in the modern garden

    19/07/2018
    Spend the day with the UK’s leading authority on ornamental grasses as he explores the use of grasses and perennials in the modern garden to provide stunning design, easy maintenance and hugely enjoyable green spaces. ...
    Neil Lucas
  25. Helmsley Town Crier competition

    21/07/2018
    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. ...
    Helmsley Town Crier, David Hinde, at Helmsley Castle CREDIT Chris Lazenby at Lazenby Visuals
  26. Ryedale Trad Jazz Festival

    23/07/2018
    6th Ryedale Trad Jazz Festival\r\nHarlem Hot Stompers ...
  27. Ryedale Trad Jazz Festival

    24/07/2018
    6th Ryedale Trad Jazz Festival\r\nNew Orleans Heat ...
  28. Ryedale Trad Jazz Festival

    25/07/2018
    6th Ryedale Trad Jazz Festival\r\nJubilee Jazzband ...
  29. Ryedale Trad Jazz Festival

    26/07/2018
    6th Ryedale Trad Jazz Festival\r\nTame Valley Stompers ...
  30. Ryedale Trad Jazz Festival

    27/07/2018
    6th Ryedale Trad Jazz Festival\r\nTees Valley Jazzmen ...
  31. Ryedale Trad Jazz Festival

    28/07/2018 to 27/07/2018
    6th Ryedale Trad Jazz Festival\r\nSix-in-a-Bar ...
  32. The Ryedale Show

    Kirkbymoorside
    31/07/2018
    Be part of a unique celebration in Ryedale by joining in the 150th Agricultural Show. ...
    The Ryedale Show
  33. Scampston Classic Car Gathering

    05/08/2018
    In association with NECPWA York, Scampston will be holding a Historic Vehicle Gathering for the enjoyment of owners and admirers of classic cars. ...
    Scampston Classic Car Gathering
  34. Thornton-le-Dale Show

    Pickering
    08/08/2018
    Fortune seems to favour Thornton le Dale Show and no matter what the weather is doing around us a glorious day is always to be guaranteed at the Show with plenty of entertainment on hand for the entire family! ...
    Thornton-le-Dale Show
  35. Idyll

    12/08/2018
    An event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival. ...
    Porch
  36. Janus

    13/08/2018
    Concert at St Mary's Church Lastingham ...
  37. Sighs

    15/08/2018
    An event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival. ...
  38. Rosedale Show

    18/08/2018
    Annual Agricultural Horticultural and Industrial Society show which was founded in 1871. Featuring; Cattle Goats Hunters Heavy Horses Ponies Jumping Sheep Produce Flowers Fruit Vegetables Rabbits Cavies Pigeons and Poultry Vintage Tractors & Scarecrows. ...
    Rosedale Show
  39. Stef Mitchell exhibits Botanical Impressions

    21/08/2018 to 28/10/2018
    Stef Mitchell's exhibition in the Garden Cafe records the seasons at Scampston Hall gardens and grounds using the historical process of nature printing. ...
    Stef Mitchell exhibits 'Botanical Impressions'
  40. WWII Living History Bank Holiday Weekend

    25/08/2018
    Small groups from WW2 Bygone Days, the Frontline Association, Armed Forces Movement Control and others, are expected on site over the bank holiday weekend. ...
  41. Bilsdale Show

    Helmsley
    25/08/2018
    Newgate Bank. Car park toilets picnic area and viewpoint. ...
    Bilsdale Show
  42. Marathon Du Malton

    Malton
    26/08/2018
    Inspired by the Marathon Du Medoc in France's wine region, this new food and wineathlon goes through an area of Yorkshire famous for its award-winning local produce and beautiful countryside. ...
  43. Farndale Show

    Kirkbymoorside
    27/08/2018
    The Farndale Show will be the 110th Annual Exhibition of the Farndale Agricultural Horticultural & Industrial Society. ...
    Farndale Show
  44. Malton Harvest Food Festival

    Malton
    08/09/2018
    Malton Game and Seafood Festival is a celebration of Yorkshire’s finest produce and cooking with an emphasis on game, seafood, wild and foraged food and the best harvest produce. Expect steaming pots of mussels, shucked oysters, game stews, pan fried grouse and p ...
    Fish
  45. Annual Steam Gala

    28/09/2018 to 30/09/2018
    Dive into amazing locomotive history at North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Autumn Steam Gala. ...
    NYMR
  46. Autumn Plant Fair

    30/09/2018
    Stallholders from award-winning nurseries and local enthusiasts will be selling unusual plants and offering oodles of advice! Crafts will also be on sale in the Conservatory. ...
    Autumn Plant Fair
  47. Railway in Wartime

    12/10/2018 to 14/10/2018
    Relive the amazing spirit and camaraderie of World War II as the North Yorkshire Moors Railway hosts the various re-enactments entertainment street parades and vehicle displays that makes it one of the most popular events in the Pickering Town calendar. ...
    Pickering Wartime Weekend
  48. 2018 AvA WW2 Dance & Party Nights in aid of Marie Curie with DJ Lynne and Host Terry

    12/10/2018 to 13/10/2018
    2018 AvA WW2 Dance & Party Nights in aid of Marie Curie with DJ Lynne and Host Terry at The Engine Shed, Steam and Moorland Garden Centre, Malton Road, Pickering, YO18 7JW. ...
  49. Autumn Community Weekend

    13/10/2018 to 14/10/2018
    Join us at Scampston for the final Community Weekend of 2018 where all Ryedale Residents will gain free entry to the Walled Garden & Parkland. ...
    Scampston Autumn Weekend
  50. Christmas Wildlife Art Exhibition

    Malton
    03/11/2018 to 25/11/2018
    See paintings, photographs and prints of wildlife against a winter-white backdrop and learn how animals survive in freezing temperatures at this exquisite art exhibition by acclaimed Yorkshire artist Robert E Fuller.  ...
    Robert E Fuller Wildlife Art Exhibition: Winter Wildlife
  51. Santa Specials

    There are 4dates matchingyour search
    Enjoy fun days out for all the family aboard the world's most popular heritage steam railway. ...
    Santa Specials
  52. Malton Christmas Food Market

    Malton
    08/12/2018 to 09/12/2018
    The Christmas version of our popular monthly food market but with non food gifts as well. ...

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What's On & Events

What's On Events Ryedale

To find out more about What's On Events in Ryedale North Yorkshire you can search for all Ryedale events using the menu on the left hand side.  To see all major events go to our Ryedale major events page.

The Ryedale, North Yorkshire Events and What's On calendar is packed with exciting events and fun-filled days out to suit all tastes and pockets, you can have a completely different experience everyday.  Our agricultural shows offer a great day’s entertainment and celebrate the traditional way of life. Where else can you see all kinds of livestock, show jumping, onions the size of footballs and buy outdoor clothing often at reduced prices? If you enjoy the outdoors, events include festivals, open gardens, carnivals, fetes, steam trains and traction engines. The classic and the modern are represented in local theatres and arts centres and many of Ryedale’s attractions organise special events. Demonstrating the cultural side of Ryedale, local craft fairs, antiques and collectors fairs and art exhibitions are held regularly. From traditional pastimes to more contemporary gatherings, there is something for everyone.

Further afield you can choose to spend your day on one of the many beautiful, golden beaches along te Yorkshire coastline. Or you can visit historic castles and abbeys or stately homes. Or simply enjoy the great outdoors and the glorious hills and dales of North Yorkshire.  There are also great visitor attractions to enjoy, where you can choose to follow in the footsteps of TV and film heroes such as "Heartbeat" and "The Royal", "Brideshead Revisited" or visit Herriot country.

Event Highlights

High on anyone's What's On in Ryedale list is Castle Howard. This magificent stately home is one of the most famous historic houses in the country. Every August, Castle Howard is host to the Last Night of the Proms, one of the most popular events on the North Yorkshire events on the calendar.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway in Pickering hosts special events throughout the year, including the annual Wartime Weekend in October. This weekend involves other popular attractions along the line from Pickering to Whitby.

A number of English Heritage sites lie within our region. These include world-famous locations such as Rievaulx and Byland Abbey's, Castle's at Pickering and Helmsley where exciting re-enactments and displays are staged.

Helmsley Steam RallyNorth Yorkshire is synonymous with the best in agricultural shows and some of the most long-established are held within the district.  Ryedale Show at Kirkbymoorside and Malton Show at Scampston are two of the many such events held throughout the year.

Cycling is a favourite activity in North Yorkshire where cyclists can enjoy some of country's most diverse routes.  The area also stages road racing at its very best with the Ryedale Grand Prix, British Cycling's road race held at the majestic Ampleforth Abbey.

Ryedale is also home to a number of unique music festivals throughout the Summer.  Staxtonbury Festival takes place in early July each year.  It has become a popular festival for families, as it takes place in a safe 24 acre site near the A64.

For fans of literature, the annual Ryedale Book Festival stages workshops, readings, performances, book signings, storytelling, music, comedy, art, poetry, film and much more! 

We hope you have gained just a flavour of the many events and activities available to you when you visit Ryedale - North Yorkshire.