White Rose Awards 2016

This award covers events and festivals of a substantial nature, involving large volumes of visitors and a timed programme. This would usually be either over a weekend, week(s), month or season. The event is likely to have an audited or estimated footfall in excess of 20,000 visitors. It can be for either a paid entry or free audience/attendance event. The event can be a one off or an annual event with a proven track record.

Dale Power Solutions P1 Yorkshire Grand Prix of the Sea

Following the success of the inaugural P1 Yorkshire Grand Prix of the Sea in Scarborough last year, the world’s leading marine motorsport brand announced that it would again head to the North Yorkshire coach for the 2016 season. The double bill of P1 SuperStock powerboat racing and AquaX jet ski action provided free-to-watch sporting entertainment. Scarborough served up a weekend of mighty, rolling waves that made surfers smile and powerboat and jet ski races frown.

Flying Scotsman

After a decade-long, £4.2million restoration, the Flying Scotsman took to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway heritage line. The engine retired from service back in 1963, and was restored for the National Railway Museum. The inaugural run saw the world famous locomotive travel from London King’s Cross to York before going on display at the National Railway Museum.

Frightwater Valley

Frightwater Valley is the annual Halloween spooktacular at Ripon’s Lightwater Valley as a cloak of supernatural delight shrouds the theme park. All manner of creepy ghouls and beasties lurk within the Valley, so be sure to tread scarefully! The event takes place at the end of October and be warned, the darker the night, the scarier the fright!

Hallowscream at York Maze

Hallowscream at York Maze is a terrifyingly entertaining night of fear and fun with 5 separate live action haunted house attractions. The origins or York Maze Hallowscream lie in a Victorian circus with a dark secret, a crazed clown, a troubled inventor and a farmer seeking a terrible revenge.

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Quirky and distinctive, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival is an annual celebration of the town’s creativity and unique landscape. Priding themselves on bringing together locals and visitors alike to enjoy a feast of creativity in magical places and spaces. Now in its 23rd year, it’s one of Yorkshire’s longest running arts festivals with a reputation for delivering big names in a local setting.

Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

Theakstons of Masham is probably most famous for its beer Old Peculier. Everyone who comes to the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival is a reader. The Festival proves that reading is creative, inspiring and wonderfully social. Throughout the weekend we’ll be sharing our passion for the best crime writing around. The status of the Festival in the world of publishing grows in stature year after year.

This year's White Rose Award will be held at the brand new Hall 1, Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate on Monday 21st November. Get your tickets now »