There is an abundance of events going on in the local area this year, so here is a quick round up of the highlights not to be missed. So, grab your diary, put the kettle on and start your 2020 planning!
Our recommended TOP 3 events not to be missed…
Tour de Yorkshire: 30th April – 2nd May 2020
The sixth edition of the men’s race will take place between 30 April and 3 May and will form part of the inaugural UCI ProSeries, and its new 2.Pro classification remains the highest possible status for a multi-day race outside of the UCI World Tour. The Tour De Yorkshire Route will see the riders tackle multiple stages, starting or finishing in Beverley, Barnsley, Halifax, Huddersfield, Leyburn, Leeds, Redcar and Skipton. Various entertainment is provided at the stage start and finish points, with spectators lining the route in between. So pick your spot to watch the race and have a fun day out with all the family!
The Great Yorkshire Show: Tuesday 14th -Thursday 16th July 2020
The Great Yorkshire Show is an iconic three-day event and one of the biggest agricultural events in the English calendar. The 162nd Great Yorkshire Show will be held on Tuesday 14 – Thursday 16 July 2020 when the best of British farming, food and the countryside will be showcased. In the judging rings, thousands of animals will compete: from cattle to sheep, pigs to pigeons and the show finishes with one of the most prestigious show jumping classes in the country, the Cock O’the North. Cutting edge equipment will be on sale and innovation celebrated with displays from big name farming brands. There’s also first class entertainment, cookery demos, plenty of shopping and a fabulous fashion show on the Kuoni Catwalk.
Harrogate Spring Flower Show: 23rd – 26th April 2020
Harrogate Spring Flower Show is the first big event in the gardening calendar, welcoming the new growing season with a spectacular celebration of the very best in horticulture. This prestigious event features beautiful show gardens, great shopping, live entertainment and the biggest exhibition by florists and flower arrangers in the country.
Events for Sporting Fanatics...
Great North Run – 23th September 2020
Northallerton 10k – 24th May 2020
Ride Yorkshire Sportive – 9th August 2020
Tour de Yorkshire – 30th April – 2nd May 2020
For those that love the outdoors and countryside…
Harrogate Spring Flower Show – 23rd – 26th April 2020
Yorkshire Game & Country Fair – 16th and 17th May 2020
North Yorkshire County Show – Sunday 21st June 2020
Countryfile Live – 6th – 9th August 2020
Countryside Live – 24th and 25th October 2020
Borrowby Show (Knayton, near Thirsk): 29 July 202
If food and drink is your thing…
The Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival – 18th and 19th July 2020
Homegrown Food Festival Northallerton – Sunday 28th June 2020
Harrogate Food & Drink Festival (Ripley Castle) – May 2nd and 3rd and August 29th – 31st 2020.
Stokesley Food Fest - October 2020
For caravan, motor home and holiday home enthusiasts…
The Yorkshire Motorhome and Campervan Show (Yorkshire Events Centre, Harrogate) – 20th March – 22nd March
The Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Expo (Yorkshire Events Centre, Harrogate) – 11th – 13th September
Further events and attractions can be found on our 'Tourist Info' page.