6 things to do in Yorkshire during the Bank Holiday weekend

Malton Food Lovers' Festival is back

Malton Food Lovers' Festival is back - Credit: MFLF

It's the final Bank Holiday weekend of the year (until Christmas), and Yorkshire is signing off the summer with a flurry of festivals.

August 28th-30th
5 on the Farm Festival
Guests include Amanda Owen, Yorkshire Vet stars Julian Norton and Peter Wright, and Cannon Hall Farm’s Dave and Rob Nicholson. Kids will also be able to see and meet characters from their favourite Channel 5 Milkshake! shows.
Cannon Hall, Barnsley

August 13th–30th
Mamma Mia!
This is the first time that the original Mamma Mia! stage show has been performed in the open-air and the Bank Holiday weekend is your last chance to catch this unique production.
Harewood House

August 23rd-30th
Leeds Opera Festival
This year's festival celebrates the operas of Gustav Holst, and includes a touring production of The Wandering Scholar (which plays eight venues in Leeds and West Yorkshire), plus a double bill of At the Boar's Head and Savitri (based on a story from the Mahābhārata). What's more, composer Sarah Sayeed and librettist Jaspreet Kaur have written a five-minute work reimagining Savitri for 21st century audiences; and there are free talks, workshops and events, and a new exhibition celebrating 300 years of operatic history in Leeds.
Various venues

August 28th-30th 
The Great Northern Food & Drink Festival
This event says it's expecting “200 independent vendors... with a wide variety of food and drinks, crafts, locally produced meat, cheese and baked goods.” There's also live music, baking competitions and a fairground.
Scampston Hall

August 28th-30th 
Harrogate Food and Drink Festival
The Harrogate Food and Drink Festival will return to Ripley Castle on 28th-30th August, with it’s biggest selection of food, drink, independent traders and family entertainment.
Ripley Castle

August 28th-30th 
Malton Food Lovers Festival
One of the UK’s biggest free foodie events returns to the Yorkshire market town of Malton in 2021 following a 2020 hiatus during the national lockdown. Fuelled by popular demand, the twelfth festival will run over three days for a giant gourmet celebration that will welcome visitors from across the country.

If festivals aren't your thing, then you could enjoy this short window of opportunity to go and spot some sunflowers across Yorkshire, a perfect selfie opportunity.