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August Events & Activities

Review what's on in August in the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire:

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Overground Underground Festival – A Festival of the Ingleborough Dales - A festival celebrating the wonderful landscape, culture, history, geology and ecology of the Ingleborough Mountain area.This community led event offers an unusual and diverse range of activities and demonstrations, many of them family friendly, allowing you to experience this exciting landscape in traditional and unexpected ways. This year’s events include walking, mountain biking, art exhibitions, open gardens, talks, history, flowers, mosses, caving, climbing, music, food and much more. There is something for everyone.

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival - Scarecrows first came to Kettlewell in 1994 whena fund raising event was organised for the local school which serves much of Upper Whrfedale with its villages,isolated hamlets and remote farms. The enthusiastic response of parents and residents led to over 100 scarecrows appearing in gardens,openspaces, hidden corners and even on rooftops. The event was successfully repeated and, growing year by year,now attracts thousands of visitors over a nine day period in August.

Ripley Agricultural Show - We have classes for Heavy and Light Horses (showing & jumping),Dogs, Sheep and Cattle, Vintage Machinery, Yorkshire's largest and finest display of Vintage Tractors,Horticultural, Produce and Handicrafts.

Brough Agricultural Show - a traditional show with classes for Fell, Dales, Shetland, Piebald Coloured Ponies, Veteran Horses, Riding Ponies and Mounted Fancy Dress. Marathon and Obstacle Driving competitions are also held. Sheep classes include Swaledale, Rough Fell, Blackfaced, Mule and Blue Faced Leicester, Texel, Herdwick, Beltex, Suffolk and Lleyn sheep together with a Young Handler competition which is a qualifier for the Cumbria Young Sheep Handler. The Horticultural Classes are for Vegetables, Flowers, Floral Art, a Co-Operative Effort, Confectionery, Art Classes, Handicrafts and Photography. Children's classes include Children's Flowers, Baking, Art and Crafts.

Gargrave Show - provides a wide variety of entertainment for all the family The attractions promise to be even better than last year. The show starts at 9.00am and closes at 6.00pm, so for a small entrance fee you can have a full day in the country being entertained.

Mirfield Family Agricultural Show - is one of the most popular family days out in West Yorkshire. Embracing the whole family from parents to children, grand parents to the family pets, whilst respecting its traditional Yorkshire agricultural and county show roots – attracts include Main Ring Entertainment, Horse & Pony show, Fun Dog Show, Children’s Rides and Races, Craft/Trade/Food Stalls, Best-in-Show Fruit, Flower, Vegetable, Rabbit, Cavy, Childrens and Domestic competitions and much more.

Malham Show - is held annually in the heart of beautiful Malhamdale in the Yorkshire Dales on August Bank Holiday Saturday. Under the shadow of Malham Cove this traditional agricultural and family country show has been taking place for over 100 years. Events and attractions on the show field all day: with some judging and horse events starting at 9am, main ring events start at 12 noon.

The Annual Reeth Show - a traditional dales show in picturesque surroundings, Reeth Show in Swaledale, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is a great day out for the whole family, with entertainments, trade stands and a chance to see some of the best livestock on display. A real treat for everyone, whether you live in the area or are here on holiday.

Yorkshire Three Peaks - The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes in the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble. Full support is provided on our events.