2022 Local Events

Farmers Markets throughout the area

Knaresborough - 3rd Saturday of each month, Market Square, Knaresborough (10am - 3pm)

Harrogate - 2nd Thursday of each month, Cambridge Street, Harrogate (9am - 4pm)

Harrogate - 3rd Sunday of each month - Real Food Market, Crescent Gardens (10am - 3pm)

Otley - last Sunday of each month, Otley Market Place (9am - 1pm)

For details of the National Garden Scheme's Yorkshire Gardens open for charity in 2022, visit https://ngs.org.uk/

May 2022

14 - 15 May - Plant Sale at Beningbrough Hall, York

As the Beningbrough gardeners empty out their nursery of plants the have propagated, purchase that perfect one for you, whilst asking questions of the gardeners themselves.

June 2022

Click below for Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations throughout the local area:

Or check out this list compiled by The Stray Ferret:


2 - 5 June - The Great British Food Festival, Harewood House

Combining the nation's love of great food, drink and music in this most majestic of settings.  What's not to love?

11 June - The Great Knaresborough Bed Race

90 teams of 6 runners and a passenger (on the bed!) run 2.4 miles through leafy parkland, up and down vertiginous climbs and across cobbled street, culminating in a swim through the icy waters of the River Nidd.  The now famous traditional Knaresborough day starts off with a fancy dress parade of the decorated beds, where tens of thousands of spectators gather to watch and cheer them along.

July 2022

12 - 15 July - The Great Yorkshire Show, The Yorkshire Showground

Over 130,000 visitors and 8,500 animals flock to the Great Yorkshire Showground near Harrogate every year for one of the biggest agricultural shows in the UK.

August 2022

14 August - Ripley Show, Ripley Castle Park

With competitive events, demonstrations, competitions, country activities and trade stands, taking place in the shadow of Ripley Castle, this really is an event for everyone.

September 2022

16 - 18 September - Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, Newby Hall, Ripon

Returning to Newby for a second year, the Autumn Flower Show takes place at one of the country's finest 18th century historic homes, which was voted 2019 Historic Houses Garden of the Year.

19 September - Nidderdale Country Show, Bewerly Park Showfield, Pateley Bridge

Marking the end of the agricultural show season, Nidderdale's "Big Day Out" is usually attended by 17,000 visitors who enjoy this traditional Dales country show.

October 2022

November 2022

December 2022

Various Christmas Markets around the North Yorkshire Region - dates confirmed below, more to follow ... 

Harrogate Christmas Fayre

2 - 11 December 2022