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What’s on in Yorkshire – Autumn 2016

Looking for something to do this Autumn? Look no further! We have compiled a selection of events taking place in Yorkshire and with everything from food festivals to Halloween scares there should be something to keep everyone in your family happy!


If you are heading to Yorkshire this Autumn we have a range of cottages still available to book.

September 2016

Harrogate Flower Show, 16th -18th September

Harrogate Flower Show

Get inspiration for your garden and see some stunning floral displays at Harrogate Showground.

Nidderdale Show, Pateley Bridge, 19th September

A traditional Yorkshire agricultural show with animal shows, stunt displays and a fun fair.

Pateley Bridge Walking Festival, 22nd – 25th September

A variety of planned walks to help you see the best of this stunning region.

York Food & Drink Festival, 23rd September – 3rd October

York Food Festival

A variety of food stalls, demonstrations and cookery classes plus a ‘Taste Trail’ around York’s many eateries.

Whitby 60s Spectacular, 23rd – 25th September

This year is the 10th anniversary of this celebration of 60’s music and a chance to don your best 60’s outfits!

Autumn Steam Gala and Beer Festival, NYMR, 30th September – 2nd October

Halmer Grange - Holiday Cottage Goathland

See some classic locomotives and taste some of the best local real ales at the various NYMR stations starting at Pickering.

October and November 2016

Harrogate Comedy Festival, 5th – 18th October

A selection of stand up comedians including Ross Nobel, Rusell Kane and Adam Hills head to Harrogate.

Ryedale Book Festival, Malton, 7th – 9th October

Malton Food Lovers Festival

Around 40 book festival events which coincides on Saturday 8th with the monthly food festival.

York October Race Meeting, 7th – 8th October

York Races

The last race meeting of the year at York Racecourse.

Dark Skies, Sutton Bank, 8th October

Join the York Astronomical Society for some night-sky stargazing with experts on-hand to provide advice.

Eat Yorkshire Food Festival, Filey, 8th- 9th October

Filey Food Festival

Expect a range of locally produced produce in this quaint seaside town.

Countryside Live, Harrogate Show Ground, 22nd – 23rd October

A great day out in the country with animal shows, shopping and lots of food and drink!

MoorsRun, Moors National Park Centre, 23rd October

Choose between the 10K Turnpike Trot or the 5K Rabbit Run through the North York Moors.

Kaboom Fireworks Party, Castle Howard, 29th October

The beautiful grounds and gardens at Castle Howard near York

A spectacular fireworks display in the grounds of Castle Howard.

Michaelmas Fair, Burton Agnes Hall, 29th – 30th October

Celebrate the traditional feast of St Michael which marks the end of the farming year with a range of shopping stalls.

Whitby Goth Weekend, 4th November – 6th November

The famous Goth Festival returns to Whitby with a range of events throughout the town.

Halloween Events

York Maze Hallowscream, 14th – 31st October

York Maze Hallowscream

York Maze is transformed into a scene of terror for Halloween with a variety of rides and attractions – visit it if you dare!

Meet the Kilnsey Witch, Skipton, 22nd -30th October

A Halloween Trail will lead you to the grotto of Nancy Winter – a real-life witch from the 1700s.

Hunt the Witch, Moors National Park Centre, 24th – 30th October

North York Moors National Centre

Solve the clues to find missing witches located around the grounds of the Moors.

Spooky spectacular, Bolton Castle, 24th – 28th October

You’ll find potion making and a variety of other Halloween activities such as spooky trails round the castle.

Illuminated Abbey, Whitby, 26th – 29th October

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey will be aglow with colour while costumed characters introduce you to the darker side of its past.

Frightwater Valley, Lightwater Valley, 27th – 30th October

Watch out for some creepy figures lurking within the theme park.

Fear in the Forest, Dalby Forest, 29th October

Dalby Forest

Guided walks will start at 5.30pm and kids can also try their hand at some creepy crafts.

Hallow Steam Trains, Wensleydale Railway, 29th October

Get dressed up in your scariest Halloween costume and enjoy some fun and games aboard the train.

Wensleydale Railway

What are your plans for the Autumn? Let us know in the comments section. If you need any help deciding on where to stay in Yorkshire, give the Gorgeous Cottages team a call on 0844 736 6276.


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