The Great Yorkshire Show took place from Tuesday 11th – Thursday 13th July this year at the Harrogate Showground with 100,000 visitors attending this farming and countryside showcase over the three day event. The crowds saw some of the UK's finest cattle, sheep and pigs competing for the coveted championship rosettes, as well as 2,000 horses in the show jumping and equine classes. Along with the livestock classes, there was an action-packed programme of music, food and country pursuits that entertains people of all ages.
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.
Since its inception in 2006, the Huddersfield Literature Festival has provided innovative and high-profile events to support and showcase both established and new, emerging writers and performers, as well as offering the opportunity to attend workshops and masterclasses. It celebrates the written word and promotes the town as a cultural centre to rival the rest of the UK.
The North York Moors Chamber Music Festival celebrates great music through friendship, landscape, history and architecture, taking its audiences on a journey throughout the North York Moors which stirs the musical spirit within everyone. 45 musicians, 2 weeks, 10 churches, 50 chamber works was made all the more rewarding by the record breaking capacity audiences at all 11 concerts.
Rhubarb becomes the stalk of the town every February as the city comes alive with a vibrant celebration of the pink vegetable. The Wakefield Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb offers a fantastic day out, with lively street entertainment, a family rhubarb trail, guided walks and lots of rhubarb related fun.
The St Nicholas Fair is renowned nationwide, welcoming shoppers from around the country. Now a month long event, spread around the city of York, the St Nicholas Fair is an extremely busy show and is ideal for anyone wishing to find exclusive and unique Christmas gifts. Visitors can meander through magical market stalls and wander inside traditional chalets adorned with twinkling lights and the sweet aromas of mulled wine and tempting treats.