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May Events & Activities

Review what's on in May 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.

Skipton Waterway Festival - This is an annual 3 day Canal boat festival. We have various types of stalls on site including craft stalls, painted-ware stalls, food and drink stalls, children's activities and rides, plus many, many more. There will be entertainment through out each day, with a raft race during the day on Sunday and illuminated cruise on the Sunday evening.

Yorkshire Heart Beer & Music Festival - A real celebration of Yorkshire products with a great selection of Yorkshire real ales, cider and lager as well as our wines which are produced right here in Nun Monkton. Yorkshire meat supplied & cooked by the lovely Tancred farm shop, Whixley on the BBQ. Live music throughout the day/night including the fantastic ‘Blueflies’ who will be headlining. We have plenty of space for camping for both Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd may for just £5 per person per night (additional £5 on top for any caravans). Festival tickets £5.00 in advance or £7.50 on the day.  It just so happens that le tour finishes in York on the Saturday so if you have friends and family from further afield planning a visit to York to see the end of day two of le tour and your not sure what to do with the rest of the evening. Come and join us for a great fun filled evening celebrating Yorkshire!!

Haworth 1940's Weekend - Weekend event where Haworth steps back in time to the 1940s. Includes the Haworth Vintage Fair whichr takes place in the Old School Rooms, Church Street, Haworth, BD22 8DR.A lovely fair selling all kinds of 1940s collectables, uniforms, clothing and reproduction fashions. Stalls in the hall and courtyard. Cafe selling delicious wartime snacks and goodies.

The Otley Show - was first held in 1796, over 200 years ago and now spans 4 centuries. Cancellations have been few and far between, twice in the 1800's, throughout the war years, more recently in 1983 due to flooding and in 2001 due to the Foot and Mouth epidemic. The farmers around Otley in the late 1700's were keen to apply developments in agriculture taking place elsewhere in the U.K.

Swaledale Festival - A warm welcome awaits you at Britain's most delightful annual celebration of music and the arts festival.The unique mix that is the Swaledale Festival • Inspiring music • Exhilarating performances • Delightful venues • Exciting art • Great outdoors • Enjoyment • Warm hospitality Start your summer at the Swaledale Festival - fantastic live music in a beautiful corner of the world. The Festival has a long-standing reputation for programming a distinctive balance of musical styles - experience classical, choral, jazz, folk and world music in intimate Dales venues.

Duncombe Park Country Fair - a fantastic day out for all the family. Established in 1982 - the original country fair of North Yorkshire in the beautiful grounds of Duncombe Park.

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.