Yorkshire truly comes alive during the summer, and July 2017 certainly isn’t going to prove an exception to that rule. Here are just a few top picks to pop in your calendar.
Great Yorkshire Show
The Great Yorkshire Show is one of the country’s leading agricultural events – in fact, it’s the largest agricultural show in England. From July 11th to July 13th, you’ll join more than 130,000 visitors to the Harrogate showground in a celebration of English farming and rural life.
Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival
Now entering its 15th year, the award-winning Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival will run from July 20th through to July 23rd at the iconic Old Swan Hotel. A firm fixture in the literary calendar, it’s a thrilling event that has garnered international acclaim.
Hull Folk and Maritime Festival
More than 70 acts from the local area and across the globe will be performing across a diverse variety of venues. The acts themselves will be equally diverse; expect sing-arounds in local pubs, folk dancing displays in the streets, and the mooring of several historic vessels in the Marina. As an added plus, the event is running alongside the Minerva Real Ale Festival, which will offer 60 refreshing beers. Check it out from July 15th to July 17th.
Bridlington Open Beach Volleyball Championships
On July 8th and 9th, take advantage of the seasonal good weather to see over 100 teams battle it out in one of the largest Volleyball competitions in the country.
With 30,000 people set to attend, this is quite possibly the biggest single-day country show in the UK. Crafts, country wear, and locally produced foods will all be on offer, and you’ll be able to view some of the country’s champion livestock. Head to the Driffield showground on July 19th.
A music festival that caters to the whole family, Deershed Festival will take place at Baldersby Park, Topcliffe from July 21st to 23rd. Aside from a whole host of musical acts, there will be comedy, spoken word shows, film screenings, workshops, and over 20 sporting competitions.
Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival
From July 22nd to 23rd you’ll be able to sample local spirits, beers, and food. Patron celebrity chef James Martin will be making an appearance on the 23rd and John Torode will be coming on the 22nd. The event will be held at Funkirk farm, and you’ll find live music, a vintage funfair, a kid’s craft area, and an artisan cookery school to keep you and your family busy between mouthfuls.