To February Huddersfield. The Half – Exhibition by photographer Simon Annand.

To 8 Wakefield. Former Market Hall. Festival of the Moon. Amazing events to celebrate the moon landing fiftieth anniversary.

To 4 Richmond. The Station. UK Coloured Pencil Society Exhibition.

1 Guiseley. Parkinson’s Park. Jurassic Park Children’s Gala. Dinosaur fancy dress and activities for all the family.

1–22 Ripon. Cathedral. Great North Art Show.

2 Keighley. Local Studies Library. Airedale & Wharfedale Family History Society Talk by Dave Joy – “Liverpool Cow Keepers.”

5–8 Settle. Folk Gathering.

5–7 Leeds. Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre. Three Short Ballets. Continues in Doncaster 10–11 September.

5–8 Castle Bolton and Redmire. Various venues. Medieval Music in the Dales. Concerts, exhibition of musical instruments, singing, talks and re-enactments.

7 Halifax. The Book Corner in the Piece Hall. Meet Julia Chapman, author of the Dales Detective series. Book signing from 2pm.

7 Keighley. Marley Fields. Keighley and District Agricultural Show.

7 to 30 October Harrogate. RHS Harlow Carr. Seventy Years of History in Photographs.

7–8 Hunton. Steam Gathering.

7–8 Staithes. Festival of Arts and Heritage.

7–8 Nr Skipton. Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. 1940s Wartime Weekend.

7–10 Kirkby Stephen. Celebration of all things cycling, marking Stage 4 (Gateshead to Kendal) of the Tour of Britain.

8 Ripley. Castle. Wedding Show.

8 Malton. Eden Camp. All Services Parade. Large gathering of veterans. Starts 2pm led by the Yorkshire Volunteer Band.

8 Otley. Knotford Nook. Vintage Transport Extravaganza. 10am-4pm.

8 Hardraw Scar. Green Dragon Inn. Brass Band Festival.

13–14 York. Racecourse. National Book Fair.

13–15 Harrogate. Autumn Flower Show.  01423 546157.

13–22 Saltaire. Festival. Theatre, music, comedy, something for all the family.

13–15 Grassington. 1940s Weekend.

13–15 Scarborough. Rotunda Museum. The Yorkshire Fossil Festival. Weekend of free activities and events for all the family. 01723 384503.

13–15 Scarborough. Rotunda Museum and Scarborough Art Gallery and Woodend. The Yorkshire Fossil Festival. More than thirty activities and events for all the family, and for both enthusiasts and professionals – and all of them free.

14 Leeds. Victoria Hall. Voices Yorkshire. A county-wide initiative featuring various choirs. 7.30pm.

14 Sherburn in Elmet. Eversley Park Centre. An Audience with Cannon and Ball. 7.30pm. 01977 681024.

14–15 Huddersfield. Kirklees Light Railway. Annual Steam & Diesel Gala.

14–15 Hawes. Wensleydale Creamery. Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival.

14–15 Danby. National Park Centre. Rhythm and Brews Festival – live music, beer, food and fun.

15 Malton. Festival of Horse Racing. For all racing enthusiasts.

18 Bradford. St George’s Hall. An Evening with Soprano Lesley Garrett. 7.30pm.

19–22 Nr Helmsley. Rievaulx Abbey. Illuminating Rievaulx. Abbey will become bathed in atmospheric colours. 7pm.

20–22 Otley. Various Venues. Folk Festival.

20–22 Scarborough. Spa. Jazz Festival.

20–21 York. Beningborough Hall. Heritage Open Days. 10.30am-5pm.

20–22 Goathland. Folk Gathering. Music, dance and children’s activities.

21–22 Church Fenton. Village Hall. Sherburn in Elmet Annual Art Exhibition. Homemade teas, free entry.

21–22 Saltaire. Victoria Hall. Vintage Home and Fashion Fair.

21–22 Aysgarth. Church. Harvest Festival, with children’s activities, a ceilidh, and flower festival.

22–29 Yorkshire. UCI Road World Championships. Explore the routes throughout the county.

26–29 York. Castle Howard. Autumn Harvest & Flower Festival.

27–29 Whitby. 60s Weekend.

27–29 York. Racecourse. Balloon Fiesta. Over fifty hot air balloons in mass launches.

27–29 Aysgarth. Church. English Music Festival including Yorkshire Bach Choir.

27–29 North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Various stations. Autumn Steam Gala. Guest locomotives and home fleet engines.

28 Helperby. Food Market and Craft Fair. From 10.30am.

28 Batley. Festival. Fun for all the family.

28 Gargrave. Village Hall. Book Fair. 10am-4pm. 01756 748778.

28–29 Haworth. The Old School Rooms. Craft Fair. 10am–4pm.

28–29 Skipton. Auction Mart. Yarndale. Trade stands, exhibitions, demonstrations, and textile workshops.

28 to 6 October Richmond. Walking and Book Festival. Daytime walks led by knowledgeable guides, and evening talks from popular and emerging authors.


5–8 Leeds. International Beer Festival.

7–8 Malton. Harvest Food Festival.

14–22 Yorkshire Dales. Cheese Festival.

15 Cottingham. Food and Drink Festival.

20–29 York. Food and Drink Festival.

28–29 Holmfirth. Food and Drink Festival.


1 Moorcock Show.

4 Muker Show.

7 Bentham Show.

7 Kildale Show.

7 Leaholm Show.

7 Keighley Show.

7-9 Rotherham Show.

14 Castleton Show.

14 Bowes Show.

14 Penistone Show.

21 Stokesley Show.

23 Nidderdale Show.


1 Wensleydale. Walk will be between 8-10 miles. Starts approx 10.30am.

3 Sherriff Hutton. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10.30am, VH car park (GR: SE650662).

3 Harrogate Ringway. Leisurely 5 miles. Meet 10am, Almsford Bank (GR: SE309528).

3 Old Gang Mines. Easy 3½miles. Meet 1.30pm, Surrender Bridge (GR: SD989998). Booking advisable.

7 Ripley Southern Circuit. Moderate 10 miles. Meet 9.30am, Ripley village car park (GR: SE284603).

7 Blubberhouse Moor. Moderate 10 miles. Meet 11am, Swinsty Moor Plantation car park (GR: SE186537).

7 Appleby Circular. Moderate 10 miles.

7 Marsden Circular. Strenuous 14 miles.

8 Lead Mining on Grassington Moor. 4 miles. Meet 2pm.

14 Skipton Surprise. Moderate 11 miles. Meet Skipton Coach Street car park (GR: SD987516).

14 Dent to Ribblehead. Moderate 10 miles.

18 Rudding Park & Crimple Valley. Moderate 7 miles. Meet 9.30am, High Cleugh Ripon (GR: SE305708).

21 Ilkley Circular. Moderate 10 miles.

21 Around Knaresborough. Moderate 12 miles. Meet 10am, Bay Horse PH, Goldsborough (GR: SE381561).

22 Herriot Way & Hawes. (Coach ramble). Meet 8.30am, High Street, Skipton (GR: SD992518).

28 Crummackdale from Clapham. Moderate 6 miles. Meet 11am YDNP car park, Clapham (GR: SD746692).

29 Wharfedale. Walk will be between 8-10 miles. Starts approx. 10.30am.

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