Local Events

Ripon Races
Various fixtures between 20th April and 30th September


Countryside Fryers – Fish and Chip Van Every Tuesday 5.30pm – 6.15pm
Great Ouseburn Village Green

Big Quiz 9pm every first and third Friday of every month
Green Hammerton Villlage Club


Country & Western Nights 9pm the last Friday of every month
Green Hammerton Villlage Club


Ripon International Festival
Saturday 9th September – Sunday 24th September

Various locations within Ripon, N Yorkshire
This festival brings the arts to Ripon including London Mozart Plays, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Kathryn Ticknell, Red Priest, The Busch Piano Trio, The Carnival Band and Ferio Saxophone Quartet.


Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
Friday 15th September – Sunday 17th September

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, N Yorkshire HG2 8NZ
This years theme is Postcards from the Hedge where exhibitors will be creating various different displays with the most popular plants. There are all sorts to see, stands, stalls, talks and demonstrations as well as gardens, shops, plant nursery displays, outdoor furniture and competitions!


StrEat Food and Family Fun Festival
Friday 22nd September – Sunday 24th September
Come and join in for lots and food and drinks while listening to music, live bands, watch shows on the main stage and walk around the stalls.


Nidderdale Show
Monday 25th September 2017

Bewerley Park Show Field, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, N Yorkshire HG3 5BD
This is a Traditional Show where visitors can browse a display of the livestock, produce and crafts that the Dales have to offer and multiple stalls, classes, shows and much more is available!


Masham Sheep Fair
Saturday 30th September – Sunday 1st October

Market Place, Masham, N Yorkshire HG4 4DZ
The popular Masham Sheep Fair commemorates these times, raising much money for Yorkshire charities, and filling the town with sheep fun and entertainment. There is an action packed programme for Saturday and Sunday including Sheep Show, Sheep Racing, Craft Market, Fleece Stalls, Wood Competition, Sheepdog Demonstrations, music, dancing, entertainment and much more. All proceeds to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.


Harrogate Comedy Festival
1st October – Monday 16th October
Oxford Street, Harrogate, N Yorkshire HG1 1QF
Various acts from all over the globe come to Harrogate to perform. Comedians such as Ross Noble, Russell Kane, Adam Hills and many more. Weird and wonderful acts such as Gein’s family gift shop and the boy with tape on his face and quizzes, music, bars, arts and more are all available throughout the show.


Guided Tour of Markenfield
Monday 4th September – 11am to 1pm, Monday 2nd October – 11am to 1pm, Monday 6th November – 11am to 1pm
Markenfield Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3AD
Not an easy place to visit so by popular demand it’s going to be open to the public a little more often. These days are appointment only but the tour starts and 11am in the car park visiting all the top locations of the Hall with an extremely knowledgeable guide. There is an opportunity in the afternoon also to have a little walk around by yourself.


Greg Davies – You Magnificent Beast
6th – 7th October (Friday + Saturday 8pm)
BAFTA nominated star and king of British comedy starts his biggest tour ever.


Whixley Harvest and Supper Auction
Friday 6
th October – 3pm to 11pm


Magpie Wedding Show
Sunday 8th October (11am – Half 3pm)
Cedar Court Hotel, Park Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5AH
Wedding show showcasing the flowers, dresses, photography and styling. All kinds of different themes available and workshops available to take part in, a show and tell parade, music, cake and a drink.


Royal Hall Open Day
Wednesday 11th October and Wednesday 25th October (10am-4pm)
Ripon Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5LA
See the Harrogate’s heritage returned to its Edwardian splendour for a fundraising campaign.


Whixley Bridge Club Night
Thursday 12th October – 7:30pm to 10:30pm


Lee Lard – Peter Kay Tribute
Friday 13th October (7pm – 11:45pm)
Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate, Park Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5AH


Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival
19th October – Sunday 22nd October
Crown Hotel, Crown Place, Harrogate, N Yorkshire HG1 2RZ
Experience talks, debates and entertainment from various authors such as Kate Adie, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Michael Palin and many more.


Rob Wyke on Wild Commons and Pulling Green Gages
Friday 20th October (7pm-9pm)
Markenfield Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3AD
Laurence Sterne Trust’s Chairman speaks about the scenes painted by the words of Sterne.


Whixley Autumn Night Quiz
Sat 21st October – 7pm to 11pm


Countryside Live
21st October – Sunday 22nd October
Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 8NZ
Animals, food and rural extravaganza! Check out stalls of shops, games, drinks, food and watch shows of Animals!


Milton Jones is out there
Sunday 22nd October – 7:30pm
Royal Hall, Ripon Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2RD
Milton talks about his life, the ups and downs and what terrible mistakes he’s made along the way.


Fabulous Fireworks
Saturday 4th November from 10am to 15:30pm
Lightwater Valley Theme Park, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3HT
Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the Swan Lake choreographed to music.

Take That LIVE
Saturday 4th November from 7pm
Coronation Hall, Milby, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire YO51 9BL


Masham Traditional Christmas Fair
Sunday 26th November – Monday 27th November
Little Market Place, Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 4DY
Stalls full of crafts and gift ideas as well as Santa’s grotto and refreshments.

Stories with Santa
1st – 3rd December (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
8th – 10th December (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
15th – 24th December (Monday to Sunday)
RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QB

Viva Las Vegas
Various dates from Friday 1st December to Saturday 16th December
Park Parade, Knaresborough Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5AH
Enjoy a night with cabaret dancers or others with casino tables! Alongside you’ll have a 3 course meal and an evening of dancing with the resident DJ.
Prices/rooms and more information on the website: http://www.visitharrogate.co.uk/events/viva-las-vegas-p1305751

Knaresborough Christmas Market
Sunday 3rd December – Monday 4th December
Market Place, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire HG5 8AL
Festive lights and cheer with live music, dancing, local produce and gift ideas. Walk through the lanes full of Christmas trees and lights and why not have a refreshment on your way? Join for the fireworks at the Castle Top on Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm.

The Bootleg Beatles
Friday 8th December from 19:30pm
Royal Hall, Ripon Road, Harrogate HG1 2RD

Roy Wood Rock and Roll Band Red E 2 Rock Christmas
Monday 11th December from 19:30pm
Royal Hall, Ripon Road, Harrogate HG1 2RD

Magic of Motown
Friday 15th December from 19:30pm
Royal Hall, Ripon Road, Harrogate HG1 2RD

Bon Jovi Experience
Tuesday 19th December from 19:30pm
Royal Hall, Ripon Road, Harrogate HG1 2RD

Christmas Day Lunch
Monday 25th December from 12pm
Park Parade, Knaresborough Road, Harrogate HG1 5AH

Boxing Day Lunch
Tuesday 26th December from 12pm
Park Parade, Knaresborough Road, Harrogate HG1 5AH

New Year’s Eve Cabaret Dinner Dance
Sunday 31st December from 18:30pm
Park Parade, Knaresborough Road, Harrogate HG1 5AH


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