A mini guide to countryside events in Yorkshire

The Great Yorkshire Show

The Great Yorkshire Show - Credit: Archant

There are plenty of events for countryside lovers to visit in Yorkshire.

April 20 – 23

Harrogate Spring Flower Show

The Harrogate Spring Flower Show is considered one of the UK’s best gardening events and promises stunning spring show gardens, cookery demonstrations and plenty of entertainment.


April 28 – 30

Tour de Yorkshire

The Tour de Yorkshire is back for a third year and the race will encompass all four corners of the county including all of its stunning scenery.


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May 26 – 29

The Great North Folk Festival

The Great North Folk Festival takes place in the beautiful Botton village in the heart o The North York Moors National Park, and the three day event is full of fantastic live folk music and much more.


May 29

Duncombe Park Country Fair

Duncombe Park Country Fair is the perfect day for the entire family as there is something for everyone including horseshows, spectacular stunt shows and some delicious food on offer.


June 18

North Yorkshire County Show

The 39th annual show will be even bigger this year with exciting displays and demonstrations, a whole range of main ring attractions, classic cars and motorcycles, plenty of animals and much more.


July 2

Arthington Show

This year, Arthington Show will be celebrating their 100th horticultural and agricultural show which has plenty of family fun and entertainment for everyone.


July 11 – 13

The Great Yorkshire Show

The Great Yorkshire Show is one of the UK’s most premier agricultural events on the social calendar and this year will be celebrating its 159th birthday. www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk

19 July

Driffield Show

The Driffield Show is believed to be one of the biggest single day county shows in the country attracting as many as 30,000 people to the Driffield showground. Visitors often pack out rows of stalls selling crafts, country wear and locally produced food as well as marvel at champion livestock as their owners collect hard won trophies.


August 12 – 20

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival

It is known as one of the UK’s best scarecrow festivals and is back for another year. It is a great family day out and you and the family can follow the trail through the idyllic Yorkshire village.


August 13

Ripley Show

The Ripley Show has something for everyone with exciting competitive events, demonstrations, country activities, trade stand and so much more.


23 & 24 September


A creative festival celebrating of all things woolly and wonderful with exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops held at the Skipton Auction Mart.


September 30 – October 1

South Yorkshire Shooting Show & Game Fair

Held annually at Doncaster racecourse, the South Yorkshire Shooting Show & Game Fair is designed to combine the best in shooting and hunting equipment with Country fair shows and activities that the whole family can enjoy.


21 & 22 October

Countryside Live

It’s one of the last countryside events of the year that offers a great rural showcase for all the family, organised by the Yorkshire

Agricultural Society and held at the Great Yorkshire Show showground, Harrogate.