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What's On Around Boroughbridge

Boroughbridge’s thriving programme of events throughout the year will appeal to the widest tastes of visitors!

The hugely popular Aldborough and Boroughbridge Show takes place each year in July and draws visitors, exhibitors and competitors from across the county for a great day out. 

As well as the traditional country show livestock and equestrian classes, enjoy displays of rural crafts and foods, terrier racing and dog agility, heavy horses, vintage vehicles and much more.  Truly something for everyone!

The town holds an Easter Walking Festival each year, celebrating its membership of the Walkers are Welcome Towns network.  It offers guided walks, taking in some of the fascinating local battlefield and Roman sites.

It could be down to the very fertile soil or the locals’ green fingers– but the cottage gardens around Boroughbridge are a riot of colour in Summer.  Many local villages hold open garden festivals – a wonderful opportunity to wander in and out of otherwise private gardens, to marvel at the blooms and perhaps partake of home baked cakes and a refreshing cup of tea while you take in your surroundings. 

Gardening is much celebrated in Boroughbridge with an annual Plot to Plate festival highlighting the allotment and the growing and cooking of home grown produce.

The Northern Aldborough Festival in June has developed a reputation over more than 20 years as a premier classical music event, bringing music to new audiences, in a range of venues where it might not otherwise be heard with an emphasis on showcasing young and new talent and commissioning new works.  Expect some very special performances!

Boroughbridge is the heart of a broad and rural community and local and village events are always taking place as the vibrant communities come together to celebrate their way of life and the unique texture of their special bit of Yorkshire.

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  1. Oh wise owl exhibition

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    Oh wise owl exhibition

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    Exhibition

    Boroughbridge

    A brand new exhibition at Beningbrough inspired by the nation's love of owls. Wander the grounds and find a parliament of owls hidden amongst the trees and gardens. There are fifteen sculptures in unexpected places with a sound piece to find.

    Dates

    From:
    21 Oct 2017 To 25 Feb 2018
  2. Storytime with Father Christmas at Beningbrough Hall

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    Storytime with Father Christmas at Beningbrough Hall

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    Christmas

    Boroughbridge

    Father Christmas invites you to join him in the cosy library of the big hall for stories as he holidays with the elves on the run up to the big day.

    Dates

    From:
    2 Dec 2017 To 17 Dec 2017
  3. Boroughbridge Late Night Shopping

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    Boroughbridge Late Night Shopping

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    Christmas

    Boroughbridge

    Annual Late Night Shopping kicks off our Festival Week with charity stalls, special offers, food, choirs, shopkeepers fancy dress and Stray FM joining us for the turning on of the lights

    Dates

    From:
    6 Dec 2017 To 6 Dec 2017
  4. Christmas Market & Santas Grotto

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    Christmas Market & Santas Grotto

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    Christmas

    Boroughbridge

    Part of Boroughbridges Christmas festival week this event includes food, craft stalls and a a visit from Santa at our special grotto

    Dates

    From:
    9 Dec 2017 To 9 Dec 2017
  5. Aldborough & Boroughbridge Agricultural Show

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    Aldborough & Boroughbridge Agricultural Show

    Type

    Agricultural Show

    Boroughbridge

    The historic Aldborough and Boroughbridge Agricultural Show is celebrating its 104th anniversary this year at Newby Hall, near Ripon on Sunday 23 July. An inaugural tug of war will be staged to test the mettle of locals.

    Entry is open to all at £2 per person, with all proceeds going to...

    Dates

    From:
    23 Jul 2018 To 23 Jul 2018

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