The market town of Helmsley has announced it is to host a big summer event to celebrate Yorkshire Day. Helmsley's Summer Celebration will run from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd August, extending Yorkshire Day into an entire weekend of Yorkshire-themed fun.
The event will have something for all ages. There will be street theatre and music to keep shoppers entertained as they browse. For the grown ups there will be beer, cider and wine tasting from local producers. Visitors will be encouraged to take the Yorkshire Icon Trail as they walk round the independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, spotting their favourite ‘born and bred' Yorkshire men and woman hiding round town for the chance to win a prize.
Other activities include taking part in the good old Yorkshire tradition of Welly Wanging at the International Centre for Birds of Prey, having a punt at a River Race, and rising to the occasion by entering one of the six classes at the Grand Helmsley Cake Show.
When? 1st August at Stockeld Park, Wetherby, LS22 4AN.
Stockeld Park will be helping to raise funds on the day for Yorkshire Cancer Research with a giant ‘Mad Hatters' Tea Party as well as crazy races and entertainment throughout the day to celebrate our fantastic county.
You can take part in our Treasure hunt for Yorkshire Roses, have your face painted, have a glitter tattoo and decorate your own bun ready to eat at the Tea Party.
When? 1st August 2014 at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton.
Enjoy a two-course BBQ, featuring a special Yorkshire menu using locally produced food, with panoramic views of the Country Park
With Yorkshire Day coinciding with the launch of the 2014 Yorkshire Medieval Festival, The JORVIK Group is creating a new tradition, where the Lord Mayors of York past and present enter the city to a flurry of white rose petals beneath the city gate dedicated to the last medieval king of England, Richard III.
Also, the following two days, join the gang for an fun-packed weekend the whole family will enjoy when we kick off the third annual Yorkshire Medieval Festival at Rowntree Park, in the heart of historic York!
Celebrate God's Own County with an afternoon in the very heart of it! Listen to jazz on the terrace and enjoy afternoon tea delights designed by the chefs at Middlethorpe Hall. This event will tak place in the Drawing Room should the weather be inclement.
Pimm's cocktails at 2.30 pm
£54.50 per person includes Pimm's Cocktails and Traditional Afternoon Tea
Or £144.50 per person with overnight accommodation and Yorkshire breakfast (based on two people sharing a double/twin room in the Courtyard. A supplement for single occupancy will apply)
When? 1st August 2014 in Holmfirth
Plans are afoot for this years Yorkshire Day celebrations in Holmfirth for next weekend. Including the infamous "Sheep hunt " window display competition, Yorkshire Pudding Eating Competition, Ferret Racing, and a fantastic Bird of Prey display on the Sunday.
When? 1st August 2014. Starting 10am-4pm. Castle Howard
Shop for delicious food all sourced or produced in Yorkshire and pick up local delicacies from our Farm Shop and Courtyard Café in our Stable Courtyard. Castle Howard will welcome a range of suppliers to the market with plenty to appeal to everyone, stalls will include:
- Albion Artisan Food: Award winning pâté, handmade using only the best ingredients and traditional skills in Epworth, near Doncaster.
- Sawley Kitchen: Based in Ripon, producing hand made biscuits, made using traditional methods and recipes.
- Yorkshire Wold Bees: Honey, Honey Tablets & Honey Marmalade made in the heart of Yorkshire.
- Mariners Coffee Merchants: Ethically Sourced 100% Pure Caffea Arabica coffee, hand-roasted in York.
- Acorn Preserves: Homemade jams, preserves and chutneys made from fresh ingredients grown just outside York.
When? 1st August 2014 at Withernsea.
At Valley Gardens outdoor stage. Celebrate all things Yorkshire!
When? 31st July - 3rd August, The Black Swan at Fearby near Masham.
Join The Black Swan for their Summer Festival of Yorkshire Ales! This four day event includes over 30 Yorkshire ales as well as live music too. With packages involving luxurious accommodation with full Yorkshire breakfasts as well as regular live entertainment in the marquee, this looks like a cracking Yorkshire event.
When? The annual Reading of the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity, at Redcar takes place at 11.39am, on Yorkshire Day, Friday 1st August 2014 at Redcar Town Clock.
This year it will be read by Captain Cook (Chris Foote-Wood) in modern English but there is also a mighty Viking (John Curr) who will read it in Old Norse. Silk white roses will be on sale at £1 and all proceeds go to Redcar Lifeboat. This year the event will also be attended by Her Worship the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Councillor Carole Simms. A number of local organisations will have stalls and there will be attractions for all, including a band, puppets and tombola. A special cake will be raffled.
Book a minimum of two nights accommodation and celebrate Yorkshire Day on 1st August 2014 with a free Yorkshire Food Hamper, full of tasty treats for you to enjoy when staying at Woodlands Farm, Thimbleby.
Come and explore the North York Moors.