There’s lots happening in Yorkshire during July 2018. Everything from food festivals to outdoor theatre performances. Take a look at what’s on in Yorkshire this month!
Sea the Sheep – From 1st July
Throughout July and August, you can help find some lost sheep that have gone missing in the North York Moors. There are more than 70 sheep waiting to be discovered and you’ll find them lurking at railway stations, in stately homes and in the Moors. They are dressed for the seaside and you can find clues on where to spot them on the North York Moors website.
Cook250 Whitby Festival – 6th – 8th July
This Whitby festival will Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Captain Cooks first South Seas expedition. You’ll find cooking displays, a play performed at Whitby Abbey and a replica HME Endeavour and Tall Ship Atyla where you can experience what life at sea would have been like.
Great Yorkshire Show – 10th – 12th July
The 160th Great Yorkshire Show aims to be one of the biggest and best events to date. Come and visit Gorgeous Cottages on stand 129 and you can win a weekend break to Heather View Lodge and Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will be visiting the showground on Wednesday 11th July.
The Great Gatsby at Castle Howard – 11th – 15th July
The roaring 1920s come to the glorious Castle Howard estate in this immersive production of the F Scott Fitzgerald classic novel. It’s being performed on 5 consecutive days with each performance starting at 7.30pm and guests are recommended to get into the spirit with 20’s style dress.
Ryedale Festival – 13th July – 29th July
Encompassing a range of live performances, the Ryedale Festival is a celebration of great music in beautiful North Yorkshire settings. Venues include stately homes, village churches, town halls and everything in between.
Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival – 13th – 15th July
The Burton Agnes Jazz and Blue Festival is now in its 11th year and takes place in the grounds of this grand Yorkshire Wolds Elizabethan Stately Home. Camping is available over the weekend and there are tea and bar tents along with food stalls, children’s entertainers and open mic performances.
Sense & Sensibility at Nunnington Hall – Friday 20th July
Enjoy a performance of this classic Jane Austen novel in the beautiful setting of Nunnington Hall near York. What better way to spend a summer’s evening? The performance takes place from 7.30pm – 10.00pm and booking is essential.
The Deer Shed Festival – 20th – 22th July
The family-friendly Deer Shed Festival takes place at Baldersby Park in North Yorkshire and the line-up includes Goldfrapp and Gaz Coombes. There’s also PG comedy, science, shows and workshops to keep everyone entertained.
Seafest – 20th – 22nd July
Taking place at Scarborough’s West Pier, this annual maritime festival includes tours of Royal Navy patrol boats, cooking demonstrations by local chefs, live music and an array of local craft stalls. You can take a guided walk with Hidden Horizons and climb aboard HMS Pickle which will be visiting for the weekend.
Borrowby Show – 25th July
This agricultural show takes place on the outskirts of Thirsk and displays include sheep clipping, rope making, beekeeping. There will also be show jumping, vintage tractors, craft stalls and fancy dress and scarecrow competitions.
English National Sheepdog Trials – 27th – 29th July
The English National Sheepdog Trials are coming to Yorkshire in 2018 and will be taking place in the 126 acres of parkland at Jervaulx Abbey on the last weekend in July. Expect some fabulous displays of skills from the dogs (and owners) taking part and a beautiful setting at this Cistercian abbey.
National Parks Week – 23rd – 29th July
Yorkshire has two National Parks (in case you didn’t know) and this festival includes a range of activities at the Yorkshire Dales National Park and North York Moors National Park. Along with a range of guided walks and demonstrations, the week also includes the Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival (29th July) and Whitby Beer Festival (26th July).
Whitby Lifeboat Flag Weekend 28th and 29th July
Support the Whitby Lifeboat service with this family-friendly event. It’s free to attend and you’ll find bric-a-brack stalls, a coconut shy and the velocipede ride. The event kick’s off on Friday night with a fairground organ in the bandstand and on the Saturday night there’s a party atmosphere with a bar and live music.
Saltburn Food Festival – 29th July
You’ll find an array of food stalls at the Saltburn Food Festival with local producers including Three Little Pigs, Lacey’s Cheese and Brown and Blond brownies.
Ryedale Show – 31st July
The 152nd Ryedale show will take place on the last day of July at Welburn Park – a natural ampitheatre in Kirkbymoorside. You’ll find a selection of trade stalls, 8 display rings and a great family-friendly atmosphere. Displays to enjoy through the day include sheepdog trials.