Leyburn Tourist Information
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Annual events in Leyburn

There are a number of events held annually that have become favourites in the busy calender of Leyburn and Lower Wensleydale.

Wensleydale Tournament of Song - 20 March - 31 March 2017

Festival for music, singing, poetry and prose. Staged at Leyburn Methodist Church Hall and The Garden Rooms at Tennants and programmes are available from Towlers Newsagent's. The scope and quality of the performances provide a two-week extravaganza of entertainment.

The Wensleydale Wander         8  April 2017

Organised by the Rotary Club of Wensleydale, participants choose one of two walks which meander through Leyburn and Lower Wensleydale.

Middleham Stables Open Day - 17 April 2017

Lower Wensleydale is famous for horseracing. The area is the leading training centre in the North of England. The Open Day is being held on Easter Monday rather than Good Friday. The event attracts thousands of racing enthusiasts from all over the country.

Dales Festival of Food and Drink - 17 & 18 June 2017

Free festival staged in Leyburn Market Place with additional events around and about within walking distance.

The Swaledale Festival - 27 May to 10 June 2017

Premier arts event of the year. A celebration of the arts with a stunning programme including classical, folk, jazz, poetry and prose. Many of the events take place in and around Leyburn and Lower Wensleydale.

Leyburn 1940s' Weekend - 22 & 23 July 2017

A weekend of 1940s' nostalgia, fun and laughter. Dancing and singing in the street and pavement theatre by Leyburn Amateur Dramatic Society. Re-enactors from all over the country choose Leyburn for a friendly atmosphere, great participation by the local community and a well-organised weekend.

Dales Book Festival, Leyburn    4 & 5 August

New for 2017 is the Dales Book Festival, involving a number of local authors, including Yorkshire shepherdess Amanda Owen.

Wensleydale Agricultural Show 26 August 2017

The premier agricultural event in Lower Wensleydale brings the community together in a festival celebrating the area's agricultural heretage. Something for everyone of all ages, with arena entertainment, showing classes for farm animals and categories for home baking and gardening, stalls and refreshments. There is usually an entertainment spectacular in the main arena to provide entertainment for all the family. A Dales event not to be misssed.

Bonfire Night 2017

A spectacular event lighting up the sky over Leyburn Shawl. Just a few steps from the Market Place. Pass Campbell's Supermarket and turn left at the top of the cul-de-sac. Great community spirit. Hosted by Wensleydale Round Table.

Leyburn Christmas Festival        2 December 2017

Organised by the Leyburn Business Network with the support of Wensleydale Round Table. Father Christmas, stalls, refreshments and festive music. Details from Hannah Russell Events.

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Leyburn Tourist Information website is provided by The Dales Haven Guest House, which also provides a walk-in inquiry service for visitors on a purely voluntary basis. The service has been provided for seven years with the help of volunteers with no public funding. A council-funded tourist centre closed in 2011 and the Dales Haven was asked by the district council if it would volunteer to provide a service.

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