A diary of some local events:

 6th to 12th June 2013 Appleby Horse Fair

In the week leading up to the famous Appleby Horse Fair it is tradition for some travellers to stop off in Bainbridge. Their traditional painted wagons and modern gleaming caravans park up on the green and horses are washed in the River Bain before they move on to sell them at the fair.

 June 2013

Hawes Annual Gala

Fancy Dress Parade through Hawes onto the Gala Field. Side shows, children's races, etc

 24th August 2013

Wensleydale Agricultural Show

Traditional dales show. Classes for cattle, sheep, heavy horses and ponies. Sheep dog trials, dressed walking sticks and vintage machinery. An impressive display of handicrafts, horticulture and homecrafts
 26th August 2013

Reeth Agricultural Show


100th Annual Show. A traditional, dales show in picturesque surroundings.
 1st September 2013

 97th Moorcock Show

Starts 12.00 noon at Mossdale, between Hawes and Sedbergh. Judging of sheep, children’s entertainment, craft specialists & an exhibition by local businesses & food producers and a display of local historical photographs, and vintage tractors.
 4th September 2013

 Muker Agricultural Show

 Traditional dales show – Classes for Sheep, Sheep Dog Trials, Handicrafts, Horticulture, Fancy Dress. Stone Walling Demo, Muker Silver Band in attendance.
5th November 2013Hawes Fireworks Display and Bonfire Each Year a display and bonfire usually take place on the community field next to the Countryside Museum in Hawes- entry free, but donations welcomed.
1st Saturday in December 2013  Hawes Christmas Festival Annual “Turning on" of the Christmas lights, community carol singing and Father Christmas. Starts around 4pm

Also in Hawes Market House
1.00pm: Doors Open - bring your contribution for the community buffet.
1.30pm: Wensleydale's Got Talent
3.00pm: Children's Party