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Sat 21 May 2022 to
 Sun 22 May 2022

Game and Country Fair, Scampston Hall, Malton YO17 8NG. Game and Country Fair & UK Tractor Show. 9am-5pm. £10, also concessions & family tickets. Free parking. Cheaper in advance. tel: 01751 200839  tickets: Online or at gate email: info@outdoorshows.co.uk web: http://outdoorshows.co.uk/yorkshire-game-and-country-fair

Sun 22 May 2022

New Thirsk Yarnbombers display, Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. Bollard covers and bunting for shops to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

Wed 25 May 2022

Herriot Hospice @ the Lambert, Thirsk Hall, Kirkgate YO7 1PL. Community Launch Event - Find out More. 5.30pm-7.30pm. tel: 01609 777413

Fri 27 May 2022 to
 Thu 2 Jun 2022

Downton Abbey: New Era (PG), Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. The popular TV show returns to the big screen as the Crawley family head off to the South of France on a grand new adventure, in which they uncover the mystery of the dowager countess’s newly inherited villa. Starring Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Matthew Goode and Michelle Dockery. Sunday evening performance will be subtitled. 7.30pm, matinée 2.30pm Wed. Adults £6, under 15s & 60+ £5. Matinée all tickets £5. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: On door web: https://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 28 May 2022 to
 Wed 1 Jun 2022

JORVIK Viking Festival, In several places. Learn about York’s viking history with nine days of fun and immersive experiences. For instance: Lothbrok’s Feast: The Viking Banquet. Separate fact from fiction as we explore the life of Ragnar Lothbrok as we dine in style in the beautifully atmospheric Merchant Adventurers’ Hall. A dining experience not to be missed. Skal! Battle Spectacular in the Land of Darkness. When night falls at the Eye of York, gather with us to see the tale of Ibn Fadlan, the Arabic witness to the might of the Vikings. Tickets are likely to sell out fast!. tickets: Book early online web: https://jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk

Sat 28 May 2022 to
 Sun 5 Jun 2022

Enchanted Stories, Mother Shiptons, Knaresborough, HG5 8DD. A wonderland of fairy themed displays, with giant story books, watch out for the pesky dragon, wicked witch of the west and big bad wolf. Dressing up as your favourite storybook character is thoroughly encouraged. tickets: see the website web: http://www.mothershipton.co.uk

Sat 28 May 2022 to
 Sun 29 May 2022

Hambleton District Show, Sutton Park, Sutton-on-the-Forest, York YO61 1DP. The largest horse show in the north of England. tel: 07779 995465 email: sharon34uk@btinternet.com web: http://www.hambletonshow.com

Sun 29 May 2022

Italian Cars & Bikes, Newby Hall, Skelton on Ure, Ripon HG4 5AE. A celebration and major gathering for enthusiasts and owners of all new and classic Italian cars and motorcycles. 10am-4pm. £16 adult, £12 child, £50 family (2+2). tel: 01423 322583 tickets: Book online email: info@newbyhall.com web: https://bookings.newbyhall.com

Thu 2 Jun 2022 to
 Sun 5 Jun 2022

Event imageQueen's Jubilee Celebrations, All over UK. Her Majesty The Queen is the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. The bank holiday will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone. The four days of celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen’s 70 years of service.

Fri 3 Jun 2022 to
 Sun 5 Jun 2022

Malton Food-lovers Festival, Malton YO17 7EG. A celebration of Yorkshire's finest produce & cooking. Expect artisan stalls, delicious street food, talks, tastings, celebrity chefs, demos, festival bar & live music. We recommend you come hungry!. From 9am Fri & Sat, 10am Sun.

Fri 3 Jun 2022 to
 Sun 5 Jun 2022

Tractor Fest, Newby Hall, Ripon HG4 5AJ. The UK's largest vintage tractor & engine show. Each year the show attracts over 1,600 exhibits as well as in excess of 12,000 visitors who also get access to the award winning gardens and other attractions. Features over 1000 tractors. 10am-5pm. £50 family, £16 adult, £12 child. tel: 01423 322583 tickets: Online web: https://bookings.newbyhall.com

Fri 3 Jun 2022

Garden Party, Thirsk & Sowerby Instutute, The Flatts YO7 1LY. Celebrating the Queens Jubilee. Family day - everyone welcome. Joining us will be Thirsk-based Hobgoblin Face Painting and Fun4Hire with a huge bouncy castle, giant Jenga, Connect 4, welly walkers, giant Limbo & giant Buzz wire. These attractions will be free for you. Also there will be sweets suppliers Sweet Retreat of Sowerby and White Horse Fish and Chip Shop, Thirsk, will be taking orders from 2pm to deliver at 3pm. Please have your orders at the ready! A perfect excuse not to leave the beer garden. Noon to 6.30pm. tel: 01845 522207

Sat 4 Jun 2022

Jubilee Market, Family Life Church, Finkle St, Thirsk YO7 1DA. Family fun, Bouncy castle, Traditional fete games, Prizes. 10am-4pm. tel: 01845 868188 email: admin@flcthirsk.co.uk web: http://flcthirsk.co.uk

Thu 9 Jun 2022 to
 Sun 12 Jun 2022

Bramham International Horse Trials, Bramham Park, Bramham, Wetherby LS23 6ND. 7am-6pm. £14 to £45 plus parking. tel: 01937 846005  tickets: Online or at gate email: horsetrials@bramhampark.co.uk web: https://bramham-horse.co.uk/

Sat 11 Jun 2022 to
 Sun 12 Jun 2022

Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. When Dr. Robotnik returns to Earth with his new ally Knuckles, Sonic and his new pal Tails must embark on a perilous adventure to thwart the evil maniacs plan to locate an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Starring Jim Carrey, James Marsden plus voice talent from Idris Elba and Ben Schwartz. 2.30pm. £5. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: On door web: https://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sun 19 Jun 2022

Alne Street Fayre, Alne, York YO61 1RY. Noon-4.30pm. free. email: alnestreetfayre@btinternet.com web: https://www.alnestreetfayre.co.uk

Thu 23 Jun 2022 to
 Sun 26 Jun 2022

Ripon Theatre Festival, Various venues in the City and Fountains Abbey. A programme of events including Open-air Shakespeare (Midsummer Night's Dream) on 26th at Fountains Abbey, Street entertainment, children's events at Ripon Library, Puppet Theatre at Ripon Arts Hub and drama at Ripon Bowling Club. Various- see website. per event or free. tickets: see website web: http://www.ripontheatrefestival.org - for more details or to volunteer

Sun 26 Jun 2022

Malton Show, Scampston Park, Malton YO17 8NG. 8am - 5.30pm. £12 adult, £16 OAP, £6 12-16s, under 12s free. tel: 07726 924450  email: office@maltonshow.org web: https://www.maltonshow.com

Sat 2 Jul 2022 to
 Sun 3 Jul 2022

Steam and vintage rally, Duncombe Park, Helmsley,YO62 5EB. email: gytecwebmaster@gmail.com web: http://gytec.weebly.com

Sun 3 Jul 2022

Huby and Sutton Show, Sutton Park 8 miles north of York, YO61 1DP. 9am-4pm. £10 adult, under 16s free but must be with an adult. tel: 07973 894909  email: vickicwaite@gmail.com web: https://www.hubyandsuttonshow.org.uk

Fri 8 Jul 2022 to
 Sun 10 Jul 2022

Kilburn Feast, Kilburn, Thirsk YO61 4AG. Village Fete (no road race this year). free. email: admin@kilburnyorks.com web: https://www.kilburnyorks.com

Sun 10 Jul 2022

Northallerton Carnival, High St, Northallerton DL7 8QR. Fun for all the family. email: northallertoncarnival@yahoo.com

Tue 12 Jul 2022 to
 Fri 15 Jul 2022

Great Yorkshire Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. 8am-5pm. Family (2+3) £29, £13 child 5-18, under 5s free. tel: 01423 541222  tickets: Online or phone web: https://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk

Sat 16 Jul 2022 to
 Sun 17 Jul 2022

Steam Engines & Fair Organs, Masham, Ripon HG4 4PBBHG4 4PB. Masham Steam Engine & Fair Organ Rally. email: hello@mashamsteamrally.com web: https://www.mashamsteamrally.com

Sat 16 Jul 2022

Picton Show, Picton, Yarm TS15 0AG. Sports, Gymkhana & Horticultural Show. 9am-4pm. email: pictonshow@clannet.co.uk web: https://www.picton-north-yorkshire.co.uk/picton-show

Sun 17 Jul 2022

Historic Vehicle Rally, Newby Hall, Ripon HG4 5AE. 10am-4pm. Adult £16, Child £12, under 5s free. tel: 01423 322 583  email: info@newbyhall.com web: https://www.newbyhall.com

Sun 17 Jul 2022

Historic Vehicle Rally, Newby Hall, Skelton on Ure, Ripon HG4 5AE. Vintage and classic cars, for the North’s biggest one-day car show – the annual Historic Vehicle Rally. Over 500 vehicles of all makes, from Aston Martin to Wolseley will be polished up by their proud owners and put on parade. 10am-4pm. £16 adult, £12 child, £50 family (2+2). tel: 01423 322583 tickets: Book online or buy at gate email: info@newbyhall.com web: https://bookings.newbyhall.com

Wed 20 Jul 2022 to
 Thu 21 Jul 2022

Driffield Show, Kelleythorpe, Driffield YO25 9DN. 9am-5pm. Family (2+2 12-15yrs) £41, Adult £19, Age 12-15 £7, Under 12s free with adult. tel: 01377 257494 tickets: Online only email: events@driffieldshowground.co.uk web: https://www.driffieldshowground.co.uk

Fri 22 Jul 2022 to
 Sat 23 Jul 2022

Hampsthwaite Feast & Show, Hampsthwaite HG3 2EU. email: feast@hampsthwaite.org.uk web: http://www.hampsthwaite.org.uk/hampsthwaitefeast

Sat 23 Jul 2022 to
 Sun 24 Jul 2022

Dales Food & Drink Festival, Funkirk Farm, Skipton BD23 3AB. The Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival. 9am-7pm. £59.50 family, £20 adult, £16 child, under 8s free (+booking fee). tel: 01756 796015  email: tickets@yorkshiredalesfoodanddrinkfestival.com web: https://www.yorkshiredalesfoodanddrinkfestival.com

Sun 24 Jul 2022

Aldborough & Boroughbridge Agricultural Show, Newby Hall, Skelton on Ure, Ripon HG4 5AE. Baking, handicrafts, horticulture, children’s classes, flower arranging, photography and farm produce. Dog, cattle, sheep, horse and donkey classes. Tickets include entry into the gardens and legendary adventure playground. 10am-4pm. tel: 01423 322583 tickets: Book online or buy at gate email: info@newbyhall.com web: http://www.boroughbridgeshow.co.uk

Tue 26 Jul 2022

Ryedale Agricultural Show, Wellburn Park Nr Kirbymoorside YO62 7HQ. Ryedale Agricultural Show. From 8.30am. Adult £16, Child 5-16s £8, under 5s free. tel: 07984 939701  tickets: Online or card payment on the day email: info@ryedaleshow.co.uk web: https://www.ryedaleshow.co.uk

Fri 29 Jul 2022 to
 Sun 31 Jul 2022

Deer Shed Festival, Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3BZ. Music, Comedy, Shows, Science, Sport, Spoken word, Literary, Theatre, Workshops, Arts, Cinema, Food. "Deer Shed is the best family festival in the UK, Deer Shed is a place to make memories that you will cherish forever." Festivals For All. 10am Friday to Noon Monday. Full weekend: Adult £188.58, Child (11-15) £73.96, Child (6-10) £63.12, Child (3-5) £32.07, under 3s free. tickets: Book online email: info@deershedfestival.com web: https://www.deershedfestival.com

Sat 30 Jul 2022

Birstwith Show, Birstwith, Harrogate HG3 3AG. email: info@birstwithshow.com web: https://www.birstwithshow.com

Sat 30 Jul 2022

Borrowby Show, Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton. YO7 4AX. tel: 7592 518848 email: info@borrowbyshow.org.uk web: https://borrowbyshow.co.uk

Sat 30 Jul 2022

St Wilfred's Procession, Ripon HG4 1BP. The procession as we know it today has brightly decorated floats driving round the city, generating a carnival atmosphere. The origins are rumoured to date back to around 1108 when King Henry 1st granted a royal charter to the City Of Ripon to hold an annual fair in honour of a patron saint, although it is debatable whether it was to honour St Wilfrid or St Peter. 1.45pm Studley Rd, 2.30pm Allhallowgate, 3.15pm Southgate, 4.30pm Market Place East.

Sun 31 Jul 2022

Weeton Show, Weeton LS17 0AN. From 9am. tel: 07747 774428 email: secretary@weetonshow.co.uk web: https://www.weetonshow.co.uk

Tue 2 Aug 2022

Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show, St Hedda’s Schoolroom, Egton Bridge, Whitby YO21 1UX. The oldest Gooseberry show in the world, every year since 1800. 2.00-6.30pm. email: Egtongooseberry@gmail.com web: http://www.egtongooseberryshow.org.uk/

Wed 3 Aug 2022

Thornton-le-Dale Show, The Showground, Maltongate,Thornton le Dale YO18 7RT. email: show@thorntonledale.com web: http://www.thorntonledale.com

Fri 5 Aug 2022

Hinderwell Horse & Agricultural Show, Runswick Lane, Hinderwell, Saltburn-By-Sea TS13 5HP. From 9am. Family (2+2) £14, Adult £5, Child £3, Seniors £4. web: https://hinderwellshow.org.uk

Sat 6 Aug 2022

Osmotherley Show, Home Farm, Thimbleby DL6 3PY. 10am-10pm. tel: 01609 882388  email: secretary@osmotherleyshow.co.uk web: https://osmotherleyshow.co.uk

Sun 7 Aug 2022

Tockwith show, Cattal Moor Lane, Tockwith, York YO26 7QH. email: secretary@tockwithshow.org.uk web: https://www.tockwithshow.org.uk

Sun 7 Aug 2022

Thirsk and Sowerby Festival, Sowerby Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LU. Great fun for all the family. Fun4Hire will be bringing a bouncy castle and an inflatable obstacle course, and as ever this will be free for all to use. Kando Canine Capers Thirsk will be returning to the Festival again this year. The best dog agility around - have a go on the Tombola while you wait. Traditional family fairground amusements will be bringing their Strength Tester and their ball in the bucket game. 10am-4pm. Free. tel: 07920 018521 email: FestivalFlatts@outlook.com web: https://www.facebook.com/FestivalontheFlatts

Sun 7 Aug 2022

Event imageThirsk and Sowerby Festival 2022, The Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1HX. Great fun for all the family. Fun4Hire will be bringing a bouncy castle and an inflatable obstacle course, and as ever this will be free for all to use. Kando Canine Capers Thirsk will be returning to the Festival again this year. The best dog agility around - have a go on the Tombola while you wait. Traditional family fairground amusements will be bringing their Strength Tester and their ball in the bucket game. From 10am. email: FestivalFlatts@outlook.com

Wed 10 Aug 2022

Danby Show, Danby, Whitby YO21 2NP. Ferrets, Horses, Horticulture, Handicrafts, Livestock, Pigeons, Rabbits and Cavies. Adult £5. Conc £4. Child (5-16) £2, Under 5s free. tel: 01287 660416 email: lizsheard@yahoo.com web: http://www.danbyshow.co.uk

Sat 13 Aug 2022

Kirkby Fleetham Feas, Kirkby Fleetham Village Green DL7 0SA. A traditional Village Show on the Village Green. Arena events, produce and crafts, tea and cakes or something stronger. The Feast is a rural village tradition recognised by today’s generation. web: https://www.kirkbyfleethamfeast.org/

Sat 13 Aug 2022 to
 Mon 15 Aug 2022

Whitby Regatta, Whitby park & ride YO21 1TL. Spectacular Fireworks Display Mon 9.45pm, RAF Red Arrows Aerobatic DisplaySat 12.30pm, RAF Battle of Britain Lancaster Flying Display Sat & Sun time TBA, Rowind Polish Classic Car Rally Sun from 11am, Motor Cycle and Quad Bike Gymkhana sun from 10am, North Yorkshire Birds of Prey and more …. tel: 07827 452753 email: whitbyregatta@live.co.uk web: https://www.whitbyregatta.co.uk

Sun 14 Aug 2022

Ripley Agricultural Show, Ripley Castle Park, Harrogate HG3 3EA. Family (2+3) £30, Adult £12, Child (5-16) £5.50, Under 5 free. web: https://www.ripleyshow.co.uk

Fri 19 Aug 2022

As You Like It (outdoors), Newby Hall, Skelton on Ure, Ripon HG4 5AE. Come and see William Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ in our outdoor theatre performance performed by The Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Tickets also include access to the gardens from 12 noon. ‘Doors’ open at 6pm. Performance at 7pm. £17 Adult, £10 Child. tel: 01423 322583 tickets: Book online or buy at gate email: info@newbyhall.com web: https://www.newbyhall.com/events

Wed 24 Aug 2022

Egton Horse & Agricultural Show, Egton Cross, Egton YO21 1TZ. tel: 01947 893434  web: https://www.shire-horse.org.uk/events/egton-horse-agricultural-show

Sat 27 Aug 2022

Wensleydale Show, Leyburn DL8 5JG. On A6108 road Leyburn to Richmond. Family (2+3) £25, Adult £10, Child (5-16) £5, Under 5s free. tickets: Online or at the gate email: secretary@wensleydaleshow.org.uk web: https://www.wensleydaleshow.org.uk

Sat 27 Aug 2022 to
 Mon 29 Aug 2022

Malton Food-lovers Festival, Malton YO17 7EG. A celebration of Yorkshire's finest produce & cooking. Expect artisan stalls, delicious street food, talks, tastings, celebrity chefs, demos, festival bar & live music. We recommend you come hungry!. From 9am Fri & Sat, 10am Sun.

Sat 27 Aug 2022

Event imageFireworks Champions, Newby Hall, Skelton on Ure, Ripon HG4 5AE. 4 great firework displays! Three of the UK’s best firework companies compete against each other with a 10 minute professional firework display choreographed to music followed by a larger huge finale display. The event is the only one of its type in the UK where the audience have the capability to vote for the team they liked the most using their mobile phone. £23, child £13 (+£1.50 booking fee). tel: 01327 876037 tickets: Book online email: mail@fireworkchampions.co.uk web: https://www.fireworkchampions.co.uk

Sat 27 Aug 2022

Bilsdale Show, Thornhill Farm, Chop Gate, Bilsdale TS9 7JS. 9am-5pm. email: bilsdaleshow@outlook.com web: https://www.bilsdaleshow.co.uk

Mon 29 Aug 2022

Farndale Show, Church Houses, Farndale,YO62 7LF. tel: 01751 430885  email: secretary@farndaleshow.co.uk web: https://www.farndale.community/farndale-show/

Mon 29 Aug 2022

Reeth Show, Reeth, Swaledale DL11 6AR. 9.30am-5pm. Adult £8, Child £2, Free parking. tel: 07506 380393 email: reethshow1@gmail.com web: http://reethshow.co.uk

Tue 30 Aug 2022

Kilnsey show, Kilnsey, Skipton BD23 5PS. The Yorkshire Dales’ premier agricultural show. home to a spectacular showcase of keenly contested livestock competitions, equine events and sheepdog trials, together with a fabulous display of baking, handicrafts, horticulture, and of course, the famous Crag race. 9am-5pm. Family (2+3) £30, Adult £12, Child (11-15) £4, Child (6-10) £2, under 6s free. tel: 01756 753259  tickets: Online or at gate (gate is more expensive) email: info@kilnseyshow.co.uk web: https://www.kilnseyshow.co.uk

Sat 3 Sep 2022

Kildale Agricultural & Horticultural Show, The Village Hall Field, Kildale, Whitby YO21 2RG. 10am-4pm. tel: 01642 723768  email: kildaleshowsec@hotmail.co.uk web: https://kildaleshow.com

Wed 7 Sep 2022

Muker Show, Muker, Richmond DL11 6QG. 8am-4.30pm. £7, Child 5-15 yrs £1, under 5s free. email: info@mukershow.co.uk web: https://www.mukershow.co.uk