August Events & Activities

Review what's on in August in the North York Moors and North Yorkshire:

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Osmotherley Show 1 August 2015 - Agricultural show with in-hand and ridden ponies, cattle, sheep, sheep dog trials.Horticultural and agricultural produce, handicrafts,children's classes, trade and craft stands.Vintage Display.

Tockwith Show 2 August 2015 - is a Traditional Country Show with a County-wide reputation for its displays of Working Rural Crafts, Farmers' Market and wide range of attractions. We also boast one of the largest Farriers' competitions outside the County Show circuit.The show offers great value for money, with a full and varied day of entertainment and education.

Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show 4 August 2015 - Egton Bridge, eight miles from Whitby in the North York Moors National Park, is the setting for the oldest surviving gooseberry show in the country, established in 1800. The show is held on the first Tuesday in August each year by the Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry Society.

Thornton-le-Dale Show 5 August 2015 - Everything from pastries, jam, patchwork, home made fruit liquor, the tastiest home made sausages, the finest pork pie and the scariest scarecrow can be found at this great one day show!

Hinderwell Horse & Agricultural Society 7 August 2015 - The show has been held since 1868, providing family entertainment and fun with opportunities for people to show their skills and animals in "friendly" competition. Hinderwell Show includes classes for all the family. Hinderwell Show is renowned for its Cleveland Bays. 

Danby Agricultural Show 12 August 2015 - Trailbikers UK, Whitby Falconers and a host of other interesting exhibitors will be at this annual show.There are lots of things to do, delicious refreshments available, ice cream to tempt you and a wide variety of activities and stalls with something for everyone.

Whitby Regatta  14 to 17 August 2015 - Three full days of entertainment, embracing yacht racing, rowing races and various free forms of entertainment as published in the official programme, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display.One hundred and sixty eight years of aquatic competition and entertainment.The Whitby Regatta is probably the oldest sea Regatta in England and has drawn large crowds into Whitby over the years.

Rosedale & District Annual Show 15 August 2015 - Milburn Arms Field, Rosedale Abbey, includes: Cattle, Goats, Hunters, Heavy Horses, Ponies, Jumping, Sheep, Produce, Flowers, Fruit, Vegetables, Rabbits, Cavies, Pigeons and Poultry, Vintage Tractors & Scarecrows. Refreshments available.(date TBC)

Whitby Folk Week 22 - 28 August 2015 - Seven days of dancing in the streets, music and singing in the pubs, concerts and dances until late into the night, and a whole lot more. Seven days of meeting old friends and making new ones. Altogether, Whitby Folk Week is a compelling reason for ignoring the ‘Costas' and heading to the north east of England in late August each year. This long-standing celebration of the traditional music, dance and song of the British Isles has taken on the trappings of a tradition in its own right. With over 600 events covering workshops, concerts, singarounds, dance, sessions, street entertainment and the extensive ‘fringe' events that blossom spontaneously. Folk Week is a festival that no lover of real music should miss.

Egton Show 26 August 2015 - this year we will have a wrought iron and farrier display, a farmers market, plus all the usual horse, cattle, sheep, goat, ferret, fur and feather classes. There will also be the bee keeping, produce and handicraft and the children's sections. Egton is one of the largest village shows in the country run by a band of voluntary helpers. If you would like to contribute time to the Show you would be very welcome. Please contact the General Secretary if you are interested. 

Bilsdale Show 29 August 2015 - The show is held at Thornhill Farm, Chop Gate, Bilsdale beside the B1257 midway between Stokesley and Helmsley. Traditional Dales Show  including Flyball Dog Display, Bilsdale Silver Band, Ponies, Cattle, Sheep, Fur & Feather, Vintage Machinery, Horticulture, Bouncy Castle etc and many more attractions held amid beautiful countryside.

Farndale Show 31 August 2015 - will be held on the Showfield behind the Village Hall, Church Houses, Farndale Nr Kirkbymoorside. The show opens at 8:00 am to Exibitors, Staff and Trade Stands and 10am to the Public.  Any enquiries on any aspect of the show please contact the Show Secretary Beryl Smith.

Burniston Agricultural Show 31 August 2015 - was first held as a Floral and Horticultural Society Show in 1888, and was funded by local farmers, who pledged up to £10 each to fund the Burniston and District Agricultural and Horticultural Show.The fist Show was held on ground behind the Three Jolly Sailors Pub, with special prizes being reserved for the residents of Burniston, Cloughton, Staintondale and Harwood Dale.Includes exhibits of rabbits and cavies, poultry and waterfowl, traditional crafts, baking, honey and wine making, classic and vintage machinery, and the horticultural and agricultural classes.Hot food, hot and cold drinks, ice cream and a fairground and children's games are all available on site, with a wide variety of Trade Stands and displays to cater for a wide range of visitors and enthusiasts.