Listed below are the planned events I will be attending this year. Meanwhile, please order from the website as we are still able to work from home and supply stock items or, by prior arrangement, you can safely visit the workshop near Skipton, to hand-select your items from our large range of stock. Please email or call Adam on 07801 010060 to arrange a visit.
20th May 2023 Otley Show
27th – 28th May 2023 Malton Food Festival
22nd – 23rd July 2023 Dales Food Festival
13th – 14th AUGUST 2023 ART IN THE PEN SKIPTON
Art in the Pen is a well established and highly regarded art and craft fair that runs each year in Thirsk and Skipton Auction Marts. From humble beginnings, the event has developed into what many now consider to be the North’s leading art event.
Back in 2005, Art in the Pen started out as a relatively small number of artists transforming cattle pens into galleries to sell their original work. The organic and informal nature of the event really captured the attention of visitors, who now return each year in increasing numbers. Today, Art in the Pen has flourished into a sprawling event, with an abundance of creativity and craftsmanship at every turn.
The continued success of Art in the Pen is partly down to its relaxed and friendly environment. The events are a great way for visitors to strike up conversations with our artists and meet other art and craft enthusiasts. Whether you’re a collector or buying for the first time, Art in the Pen provides a wonderful opportunity to discover new, emerging and established talent.
27th AUGUST – 29th AUGUST 2023 MALTON FOOD FESTIVAL
Usually in May but has been moved due to Covid 19, for this year only.
Set across the streets of Yorkshire’s Food Capital, Malton Food Lovers Festival, 28, 29 & 30 August 2021, is a celebration of Yorkshire’s finest produce & cooking.
Expect artisan stalls, delicious street food, talks, tastings, celebrity chefs, demos, festival bar, live music & much, much more!
Malton’s 3 day family foodie extravaganza is a festival like no other. A giant celebration, a huge gourmet street party – “Yorkshire’s Foodie Glastonbury” is back!
30th August 2023 KILNSEY SHOW, Made in Yorkshire
Held every year on the Tuesday after August Bank Holiday this is one of the busiest agricultural shows of the year. A huge range of events
from Crag Racing to Trotting attracts a large number of tourists to the region for this traditional show on Bank Holiday Tuesday.
7th- 8th September 2023 Westmorland County Show
Following the resounding success last year, the Westmorland County Agricultural Society is excited to announce that this year’s Westmorland County Show will be held over 2 days on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 September. This will only be the second time in our history that the County Show will be a 2-day event.
As the pandemic and associated uncertainties remain, taking the decision early to continue as a 2-day event reinforces our commitment to ensuring the Show is as safe as possible for everyone concerned. Covid-19 restrictions meant that we implemented a raft of changes for 2021 and some of these were so successful they are here to stay!
Located on the fringes of the Lake District, Westmorland County Show is a fantastic day out – voted as one of the UK’s favourite Shows and enjoyed by over 30,000 visitors every year. A major livestock Show with classes for cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and alpacas, heavy and light horses too, there’s plenty to see.
24th – 25th September 2023 TASTE CUMBRIA FOOD FESTIVAL
Foodie heaven is returning to Cumbria. Planning for the Taste Cumbria festivals is well underway – and we cannot wait to welcome you to discover all this culinary loveliness.
The events will have everything you’ve come to expect from Taste Cumbria – big producers’ markets, expert demonstrations, beer tents, hot food courts, children’s entertainment, live music, comedy and more.
20th – 30th October 2023 YORK EARLY CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
Made in Yorkshire Marquee, Parliament Street, York. (opposite M&S)
One for the holidays! The York October Show brings together a keen group of designer-makers in the city of York. This show has become a reputable part of the made in Yorkshire show calendar, taking place over the start of a busy half-term holiday week. Set within a large airy marquee on Parliament Street, this show is great for those locals and visitors alike to explore a rich variety of arts and crafts. From jewellery to ceramics, textiles to wood, photography to art, come and see us… come and enjoy a Yorkshire cuppa at our Made in Yorkshire café and meet the artists!
16th November – 22nd December 2023
YORK CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
Soak up the medieval charm of York at Christmas. Scents of spiced mulled wine and delicious food fill the air, making a York Christmas the place to be this season. Don’t miss York’s popular festive market, its back with more Christmassy fun than ever before…
Take a leisurely stroll along St Nicholas Fair and soak up the festive atmosphere, as you discover fine Yorkshire produce from crafters and makers showcased at the Made in Yorkshire Yuletide Village. If you’re looking for more traditional Christmas gifts, don’t forget to wander amongst the many alpine chalets on Parliament Street.