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Egton Show
Every village has its annual village show, but the Egton Show is one of the biggest and best in the area. The show has exhibits of livestock, such as cows, sheep, ferrets, rabbits, hens, ducks, all of which are judged during the day. In the afternoon there is show jumping for horses and ponies, sheep dog trials and dog shows. Arts and handicrafts, home made wines / jams / cakes are judged along with the vegetables in huge marquees. Vintage tractors and farm machinery, are on display side by side with brand new tractors and 4 WDrives being shown by the sales teams of several local garages. There is a children's fairground, and for older kids, a mechanical bull ride, and food and refreshments ranging from hog roasts to ale tents.

Egton Show

Egton Show is held every August and in 2024 it will be held


Proms Spectacular (Castle Howard)
For a comprehensive list of events for 2023 - follow the link at the bottom of this page.
Castle Howard is about 30 minutes away from Goathland

Castle Howard Last Night of the Proms, Flyover, Castle Howard

Every year, around the middle of August, Castle Howard stages the "Proms Spectacular". The huge stage is erected by the side of the lake, in front of the House, which makes an imposing setting for the event. The idea is to take a picnic, and most people take picnic baskets, chairs, and rugs. Others take tables, candelabras, champagne and smoked salmon. The evening begins with an opera singer, and the main performance this year, was by the English National Orchestra conducted by Jae Alexander, and tenor Wynne Evans and soprano Sarah Ryan also performed. The programme included: O Sole Mio, and Puccini’s Nessun Dorma, alongside the more traditional flag waving anthems of Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory.

English National Orchestra, Castle Howard Jae Alexander, English National Orchestra Castle Howard, Last Night of the Proms firework spectacular
Sarah Ryan, Last Night of the Proms, Castle Howard

The main performance began with an aerobatic display by a World War 2 Spitfire, while the orchestra played the theme from 633 Squadron, and the Battle of Britain, and ended with a spectacular fireworks display as they played the 1812 Overture.

The Proms Spectacular is staged every year at Castle Howard.
The date for 2024 is

Christmas (Castle Howard)
Castle Howard has been the setting for many films and TV dramas including "Brideshead", and "Brideshead Revisited", "Death Comes to Pemberley", "The Buccaneers", BBC's "Twelfth Night" and in 2016 it featured as Kensington Palace in the ITV drama "Victoria".

Every Christmas, the dramatic 18th century interior of Castle Howard is transformed for the festive season. The rooms are lit by fire and candlelight, and are adorned with displays of festive twigs, traditional decorations and giant christmas trees. At their cafe's you can enjoy homemade seasonal soup and sandwiches, through to a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings, and their deli, gift shop, and courtyard craft market, offer a great selection of Christmas gift ideas. With all this, plus live musical performances daily - from jazz to gospel choirs, a visit to Castle Howard will put you in the festive spirit. For children, there is an audience with Father Christmas every weekend.

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Castle Howard Christmas Castle Howard Christmas

Christmas at Castle Howard 2023 runs from 11th - 30th November, 1st - 31st December.

Goth Weekend, Whitby

Every Halloween, Goths from all over the country, head for the annual Goth weekend in Whitby. Live music events are held in the Pavillion, and the Metropole hotel. Organiser Jo Hampshire arranged the first Goth weekend over 10 years ago, when she was the only Goth in a small northern mining town, and placed an advert in a magazine for pen friends, and wanting to find somewhere to meet up. She chose Whitby because of its Dracula connections, and knew that Dracula societies already ran events in the town, and that the people of Whitby wouldn't be "freaked out" by the invasion of Goths. The weekend has become hugely popular, and is well worth a visit.

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Goth Weekend, Whitby 2009 Goth Weekend, Whitby Whitby Goth Weekend 2009

The dates for the Goth weekends in 2024 are:


Whitby Abbey Illuminations

See Bram Stoker's inspiration in a new light as Whitby Abbey is bathed in dramatic illuminations. As you explore its gothic splendour, our costumed characters will introduce the darker side of the past with tales of grave robbing and witch trials. Wrap up warm, pack your camera and take a wander around the glowing ruins from 6pm - 8.30pm, with costumed performances throughout, and a Dracula performance at 8.30pm. Halloween fancy dress encouraged!

The dates for the Abbey Illuminations in 2023 are:    21st - 31st October


Light Spectacular Express

This enchanting illuminated train is decorated with over 17,000 lights. Departing from Pickering Station the Voiceover Man, from the X-Factor and Britain's Got Talent, will entertain you on your journey alongside a DJ-Mix of music that will get you in the mood for a party the whole family will enjoy.

The dates for 2023 are: 27th October - 5th November and 10th -12th November



Whitby Regatta

A full weekend of entertainment, embracing yacht racing, rowing races and various free forms of entertainment, finishing with a fair right along the harbour and out along the jetty. The final day (monday) ends with an impressive fireworks display.

The dates for the Regatta in 2024 are:   


Wild West Re-enactment weekend, Levisham

A couple of years ago, for the first time, the Lonestar staged a Wild West re-enactment at Levisham station for two days over the May Bank Holiday weekend. The group is one of the largest in the country, and re live the Old West by camping out under canvas and wood, and performing historical and fictional events of the wild west. Outlaws rob trains, cowhands fight cattle rustlers, and then stage one of the most famous shoot outs down at the OK corale. The group is entirely non-profit making, but raise money by donations for local charities. The group aim for authenticity, and most of their clothes, weapons and props are imported from the USA.


Unfortunately there are no dates for another Wild West re-enactment.

Victorian Weekend, Robin Hoods Bay

The first weekend in December is when Robin Hoods Bay holds its Victorian weekend. Queen Victoria and her escorts start the proceedings, and visiting Town Criers inform you of the events. There are street entertainers such as a Punch and Judy stall, uni-cyclist, and even a Santa Clause in his grotto at the Bay Hotel. For the adults, there is mead tasting, hot chestnuts, mulled wine and mince pies. The Baytown Bobby will guide you through his "Old Bay Beat," taking you along the narrow lanes, and recounting stories from his beat in years gone by. Art / craft exhibitions, concerts, competitions and a duck race, together with all the Victorian costumes, make this a memorable weekend.


The dates for the Victorian weekend in 2023 are: December 2nd, 3rd

For a full 2023 Events Calendar, click here!

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