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What's On in the Local Area & a bit further afield

There is so much going on in this are of North Yorkshire that it has hard to know where to start. The following list is by no means comprehensive, but we try to cover the major events at all the major venues within an easy drive of The Old Forge. Sledmere House & Scampston Hall are both less than 10 miles from the cottage & The North York Moors Railway & Castle Howard are both under 20 miles.

Other events such as Whiby Goth Weekend & The Great Yorkshire Show are a bit further afield but are included because we think they are such great events & well worth the extra drive. 

November 2015
Event Location  Starts Ends Notes
Pumpkin Trail Sledmere House Tues 27th Oct Sun  Nov 1st  
NSPCC Christmas Fair Castle Howard Fri 6th Nov Sat 7th Nov  
Courtyard Christmas Market Castle Howard Sat 21st Nov Sun 22nd Nov  
Castle Howard at Christmas Castle Howard  Sat 21st Nov Wed 23rd Dec   
Courtyard Christmas Market Castle Howard Sat 28th Nov Mon 30th Nov  


December 2015

Event  Location   Starts  Ends  Notes
Castle Howard at Christmas Castle Howard Sat 21st Nov  Wed 23rd Dec  
Christmas Craft & Food Fair Sledmere House Fri 4th Dec Sun 6th Dec  
Courtyard Christmas Market Castle Howard Sat 5th Dec Mon 7th Dec  
Courtyard Christmas Market Castle Howard Sat 12th Dec Mon 14th Dec   
 Christmas Twilight Visits Castle Howard Fri 18th Dec  Sun 20th Dec  

January 2016

February 2016

March 2016

Event  Location Starts  Ends   Notes
Festival of Spring Bulbs Sledmere House Sun 20th Mar Sun 3rd Apr  

April 2016

Event  Location   Starts Ends  Notes 
 Tour de Yorkshire Cycle Race  Yorkshire  Fri 29th Apr  Sun 1st May  

June 2016

Event   Location Starts   Ends  Notes
Great Yorkshire Bike Ride Wetherby - Filey
  The ride goes right past The Old Forge 
Great Knaresborough Bed Race Knaresborough
Awesome Seventies & Steam Gala  NYMR  Fri 17th Jun  Sun 19th Jun  
Scampston's Big Vintage Weekend Scampston Hall

Swinging Sixties Weekend NYMR

Nostalgia Weekend Sledmere House

Bridlington Old Town Summer  Festival Bridlington Old Town   Also incorporating the Town Criers Competition

July 2016

Event  Location  Starts Ends Notes
Swinging Sixties Weekend NYMR Sat 2nd Jul Sun 3rd Jul  
Classic Cars & Vehicles Weekend NYMR Sat 9th Jul Sun 10th Jul  

August 2016

Event   Location Starts  Ends   Notes
Yorkshire Ebor Festival York Races Wed 17th Aug Sat 20th Aug  
Tribfest Sledmere House 

 The Worlds Biggest Tribute Band Music Festival

September 2016

Event   Location Starts  Ends  Notes 
York Food & Drink Festival York Fri 23rd Sep Sun 2nd Oct  
Autumn Steam Gala NYMR Fri 30th Sep Sun 2nd Oct  

October 2016

Event  Location   Starts Ends   
Autumn Steam Gala NYMR  Fri 30th Sep Sun 2nd Oct  
Pickering Wartime & 1940's Weekend Pickering Fri 14th Oct Sun 16th Oct The whole of Pickering travels back in time to the 1940's.
Witches & Wizards Week NYMR
Illuminating York Castle Howard

See Castle Howard as you've never seen it before. 
Kaboom! Castle Howard

North Yorkshire's biggest Firework Spectacular

November 2016

December 2016

May 2016

Event  Location  Starts  Ends   Notes
Late Spring Steam Gala  NYMR Fri 6th May Sun 8th May  
Dante Festival York Races Wed 11th May Fri 13th May  
Late Spring Steam Gala  NYMR Fri 13th May Sun 15th May   
May Spring Meeting York Races Sat 21st May    


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