SCARBOROUGH GREAT ARMED FORCES DAY YORKSHIRE SHOW Scarborough, North Yorkshire 29 June 2019
Harrogate, North Yorkshire 9 - 11 July 2019
Scarborough Armed Forces Day returns for the 11th year, providing an opportunity for you to thank the British Armed Forces for their selfless bravery and heroism. South Bay will close to traffic for the event as the Foreshore, West Pier and Sandside prepare to welcome over 30,000 visitors to this free event, which is set to be the biggest and most popular Armed Forces Day yet. The day will include aerial displays, a showcase of military vehicles, a variety of vintage stalls, demonstrations, marching bands and a service of thanksgiving. Come along, for what will be an incredible day and show your support for the men and women of the Armed Forces community; from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets. A thank you to past, present and future in uniform.
One of the biggest agricultural events in the English calendar, the show features the best of British farming. Every year, more than 130,000 visitors and over 8,500 animals converge on the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate to compete, socialise and celebrate. It gives first-hand experience of agriculture and rural life through demonstrations and exhibitions as well as the very latest in the agricultural industry. A real celebration of food, countryside and agriculture, the Great Yorkshire Show really does have something for everyone of every age, while keeping farming at its heart. From highend hospitality to food court favourites, there’s something to suit every taste and budget at the show. Don’t forget their very own permanent café Fodder.
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Castle Howard, North Yorkshire 15 - 18 August 2019
Following two successful years at Blenheim Palace, 2019 will see events staged at both Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard. The event at Castle Howard, representing the best of the northern countryside and celebrating regional farming, will include the Village Green, the Countryfile Experience featuring the programme’s presenters, the Wildlife Zone, Farming in Action and Passion for British Livestock. BBC’s Countryfile is one Britain’s most loved TV programmes, attracting over 5 million viewers each week and this year celebrates its 30th anniversary. Countryfile Live will showcase the huge variety of Yorkshire food and drink, stunning rural destinations and exciting attractions that the county is famous for at one of Britain’s finest stately homes. Marvel at the unique architectural design of the 18th century house and enjoy the 1,000 acres of rolling parkland.
WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE EBOR FESTIVAL York, North Yorkshire 21 - 24 August 2019 The Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival is the sporting and social highlight of the year. The stellar racing action forms the centrepiece of a festival brimming with award-winning hospitality, high summer fashion and all that contributes to the fabulous atmosphere of the flagship meeting at Britain’s Racecourse of the Year. The festival is the racecourse’s oldest, richest, fastest and most famous race. The jewel in the crown is the Juddmonte International on the Wednesday, the richest race of York Racecourse’s season, ranked number one of all thoroughbred horse races in the world 2012 – 14. Throughout the festival, stand side racegoers will be able to visit the Ebor Fashion Lawn.
HULL FREEDOM FESTIVAL Hull, East Yorkshire 27 - 29 September 2019 A weekend of wonder, with events and shows for the whole family to enjoy. Born out of the William Wilberforce commemorations, which celebrated the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade led by Hull’s most famous son, the festival has evolved into one of the UK’s most distinctive international arts festivals. Explore themes of freedom and the best of local talent and upcoming international artists.
THE WILLIAM HILL ST LEGER FESTIVAL Doncaster, South Yorkshire 11 - 14 September 2019 You can enjoy a unique blend of history, top-class horse racing and live entertainment during this September extravaganza. The St. Leger is celebrated with festivities in stunning surroundings, giving a sense of the very latest style and spectacle. First run in 1776, it’s the oldest classic in the world and a premier sporting occasion in the autumn calendar.
OFF THE SHELF Sheffield, South Yorkshire October 2019 Off the Shelf is one of the largest and most accessible literary festivals in the UK, bringing the biggest names in literature and the arts to Sheffield. Enjoy three weeks packed with talks and readings from world-renowned authors and poets, famous faces and even some locals. The festival absorbs audiences in topics ranging from pop music to politics, fine art to feminism.