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Big Events out of Harrogate

Here you will find some of the biggest events in each of our six towns and city, covering the best of the musical and visual arts, comedy, food and drink, literature and agriculture.

The Landmark Events

If you want to know what the big events are taking place in and around Harrogate look no further, from the biggest of the Festivals to the biggest of the shows, from the most festive of Christmas markets the most unique of town races, be it sheep or beds it’s all here.

In Harrogate these events are often big national festivals that bring together the very best of a genre in one place for a unique showcase of a particular musical or literature style. 

In the smaller towns these are large community events that fill the town and show case the surrounding countryside and way of life.

You will also find events celebrating our history and heritage throughout the year including 1940s weekends and Heritage Open Days where you can explore some of the historical gems that usually off limits.

All Year round

From the early spring and the events such as the Tour de Yorkshire and the Harrogate Spring Flower show its all go in the Harrogate District!

So check out the events below and see what you couldn’t bear to miss when you visit.

Harrogate has a strong Festival scene, the most prominent are listed here but you can find the full list on our festivals page.

Through the summer months there are agricultural shows and local fates and fairs almost every weekend, but the big ones are quite spectacular and none is bigger show than the Great Yorkshire Show in July.

As the year draws to a close the festive season gets underway, first with the Harrogate Christmas Market, then following events take place across the district from the late night shopping in the towns to carol services in the Ripon Cathedral and other venues.

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  1. Masham Sheep Fair

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    Masham Sheep Fair

    Type

    Agricultural Show

    Masham

    Masham boasts one of the largest and finest market squares in England, famous for its sheep sales where in the past as many as 70,000 sheep were sold each year. 

    UPDATE:  The organisers of the Masham Sheep Fair have reluctantly decided to cancel the 2020 event in light of the Coronavirus…

    Dates

    From:
    26 Sep 2020 To 27 Sep 2020
  2. Masham Steam Engine and Fair Organ Rally

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    Masham Steam Engine and Fair Organ Rally

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Masham

    A fabulous celebration of our heritage with over 800 glorious entries. Something for everyone, Children's entertainers, stalls, fair, cookery theatre, displays, arena entertainment and much more.

    A festive weekend that takes over the pretty market town of Masham with fun for all the family!

    Dates

    From:
    17 Jul 2021 To 18 Jul 2021
  3. Nidderdale Agricultural Show

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    Nidderdale Agricultural Show

    Type

    Show / Display

    Pateley Bridge

    Nidderdale's Big Day Out is a classic and timeless event and includes many varied events such as sheep dog trials, a dog show, show jumping, livestock classes, cookery demonstrations, trade stands and an exhibtion cricket match.

    UPDATE: It is with great regret that the 2020 Nidderdale Show has…

    Dates

    From:
    20 Sep 2021 To 20 Sep 2021

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