October 2024 Great Days Out in Yorkshire

October Events in Yorkshire. Scary grown up and family friendly Halloween days out, half term fun and the end of festival season.

Paul Edis on piano at Letburn Jazz Festival

Leyburn Jazz Festival

19th to 22nd October 2023
Five days of world class jazz in Leyburn market town, with something for everyone. Britain's premiere jazz singer Jacqui Dankworth, Trad Jazz, 1930s Hot Club, film, young generation stars and a a new commission from composer in residence Paul Edis. Enjoy a long weekend in the Dales, with jazz all day and evenings, or pick and choose! Weekender ticket available.
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Family Friendly Halloween

Family friendly halloween days out, suitable for all ages.

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Scary Halloween

Not for children and not for the faint-hearted - visit one of Yorkshire's scaregrounds this Halloween.

October

October Half Term

Make memories in autumn during half term with our pick of alternatives to Halloween activities.

1st to 6th October

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Ilkley Literature Festival

4th to 20th October 2024
The Festival is held over 17 days at the start of October in this miniature Victorian spa town at the foot of Ilkley Moor – surrounded by beautiful countryside. The festival all elements of words - written, spoken and performed.

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7th to 13th October

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Town Festival

10th to 20th October 2024
All new for 2024 a combination of Town grassroots music festival with the old Halifax Festival Of Words to bring our biggest festival yet with more events & new venues too including Halifax Minster & Calderdale Industrial Museum.

Ilkley Literature Festival

4th to 20th October 2024
The Festival is held over 17 days at the start of October in this miniature Victorian spa town at the foot of Ilkley Moor – surrounded by beautiful countryside. The festival all elements of words - written, spoken and performed.

Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival

11th to 14th October 2024
The Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival is all about sharing and celebrating what is so special about the food and drink inspired and produced from the stunning unique landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

14th to 20th October

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Ilkley Literature Festival

4th to 20th October 2024
The Festival is held over 17 days at the start of October in this miniature Victorian spa town at the foot of Ilkley Moor – surrounded by beautiful countryside. The festival all elements of words - written, spoken and performed.

Project Four

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Autumn Tean Train with Wensleydale Railway

20th October 2024
Relax and enjoy a scrumptious Summer afternoon tea served on delicate vintage china. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy a scenic journey through the Yorkshire Dales whilst being served delicious food at your table in one of our heritage carriages!

21st to 27th October

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Celluloid Screams

24th to 27th October 2024
Celluloid Screams is the Sheffield Horror Film Festival offering four days of the best in classic and contemporary horror cinema... the festival takes place at the Showroom Cinema.

Gin Train with Wensleydale Railway

26th October 2024
All aboard The Gin Train Experience! Enjoy a full range of their award winning Gin & Tonics by Taplin & Mageean from the comfort of a private carriage travelling through the spectacular Yorkshire Dales scenery on our Railway!

Musicport

25th to 27th October 2024
Musicport is an indoor festival dedicated to world music. Hosted across five stages at the Whitby Pavilion.

Newby Hall Apple Day

Apple Day and Apple Throwing Championship

1st October 2023
Central to Apple Day is the hotly contested Apple Throwing Championships where whoever throws an Apple the furthest over the River Ure wins the prestigious title and trophy! There will also be apple pressing demonstrations, Cider tasting, a display of the many apple varieties grown in our orchards and advice on all things fruity from our expert friends at the Northern Fruit Group.

Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival logo

Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival

6th to 9th October 2023
The Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival is all about sharing and celebrating what is so special about the food and drink inspired and produced from the stunning unique landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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Vintage Rally at Murton Park

30th September and 1st October 2023
A selection of vintage steam engines, stationary engines, classic cars, vintage tractors spread throughout the park.

60th Model Railway Exhibition

30th Sept and 1st October 2023
The Wakefield Railway Modellers’ Society are pleased to present their 60th Model Railway Show! The layouts cover all the major model railway scales representing the pre group period of the 1910s to present day.

York Unlocked

7th and 8th October 2023
Discover more than 70 buildings during York Unlocked, some of the buildings are not normally open tot he public and others are offering a behind scenes insight. Most are free to visit, pre-booking may be required.

Whitby Supercar Saturday

7th October 2023
Experience some of the most impressive collections of supercars you’ll see in one place as they roll into the Whitby Harbour for the inaugural 80 vehicle Supercar Saturday event. We are giving attendees the opportunity to get up close and personal with a range of Prestige, Classic, Retro, Sports and SuperCars in a 40 static vehicle display in the Coop Car Park. We also have our famous 40 Supercar parade in association with SC:UK.

York Ghosts in the Garden

23rd September to 12th November 2023
Eerie sculptures which enthrall and intrigue. Ghosts In The Gardens are coming back… the unearthly monks, the noble knight, even a few ghastly animals - all in beautiful settings.

Goole Feastival

Cancelled
The fun is bursting at the seams and is spilling out onto the streets surrounding the Market Hall – eclectic craft and grocery food market, street foods, ale, craft beer and cider bars, children’s entertainment, live music stage and stand up comedy evenings.

Day Out with Thomas at Whistlestop Valley

30th September and 1st October 2023
Take a train ride with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of excitement!

Autumn Fair at Burton Agnes

7th and 8th October 2023
This weekend brings together the finest local food, drink and craft stalls, with entertainment, tours and much more.

Kirkstall Abbey Market

30th September and 1st October 2023
Set in the beautiful surroundings of Kirkstall Abbey ruins, the weekend markets are a great way to shop locally, with different stallholders joining every month.

Sheffield International Market

4th to 8th October 2023
Market Place Europe return to Sheffield City Centre with another edition of their exciting international market events, this autumn.

Vintage Bus Day in Skipton

8th October 2023
The fantastic Vintage Bus Day returns for its 17th year. Come along to Coach Street Car Park and Skipton Bus Station to see an amazing array of vintage buses. What’s more you can have a ride on them for free!

Sensoria Music and Film Festival

5th to 8th October 2023
Sensoria's sweet 16th edition will bring live music, film events and exhibitions to iconic venues across Sheffield. A celebration of a city and its music, film, art and electronica.

9th to 15th October

Hull Fair

Hull Fair

6th to 14th October 2023
The fair is one of the largest travelling fairs in Europe, with over 250 rides and an array of attractions. It offers traditional favourites such as palm reading, waltzers and dodgems, alongside new and exciting rides. Closed Sunday 8th

Keighley Arts and Film Festival


A wide range of arts, film events and activities for people of all ages to enjoy at the town’s yearly Arts and Film Festival. Most events are free or low cost, so you can always try out something new as well as returning to old favourites.

York Ghosts in the Garden

23rd September to 12th November 2023
Eerie sculptures which enthrall and intrigue. Ghosts In The Gardens are coming back… the unearthly monks, the noble knight, even a few ghastly animals - all in beautiful settings.

Wild Lights Lantern Trail

13th and 14th October 2023
Handmade Parade will be back this October, bringing wildlife sculptures and puppets and leading family and community workshops to create lanterns for a magical evening at Old Moor nature reserve. And this time, it's over two nights.

Ilkley Literature Festival

6th to 22nd October 2023
The Festival is held over 17 days at the start of October in this miniature Victorian spa town at the foot of Ilkley Moor – surrounded by beautiful countryside. The festival celebrates all elements of words - written, spoken and performed.

York Ghosts in the Garden

23rd September to 12th November 2023
Eerie sculptures which enthrall and intrigue. Ghosts In The Gardens are coming back… the unearthly monks, the noble knight, even a few ghastly animals - all in beautiful settings.

Through the Decades at NYMR

13th to 15th October 2023
Join us for this new weekend event (plus Friday evening welcome party at Pickering Station) which will transport families and enthusiasts back to the iconic eras of the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, where the music, fashion, and spirit of each era will come alive like never before.

Fountains Abbey by Floodlight

Saturdays in October,3rd and 4th November 2023
Wander through glowing ruins, under shadowed archways and hear haunting choral music ringing through the cellarium this autumn. Join us every Saturday in October and Friday 21 & 28 to have an after-dark experience you won’t forget.

Live at Leeds

14th October 2023
Live at Leeds in the City is a one day music festival based in Leeds, and showcasing the best new talent from the UK and beyond! Held in venues across the city centre.

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Pumpkin Patches in Yorkshire

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patches in Yorkshire, what could be more fun than finding your special pumpkin out in the field and bringing it back ready to carve. Halloween Family Fun in Yorkshire.

Light Night Leeds

12th and 13th October 2023
Light Night invites people to see the city in a new light and discover free arts events across the city centre. From large-scale light projections and interactive installations, to music, dance and street performances, there is always something for everyone!

KWVR Beer and Music Festival

12th to 15th October 2023
Tickle the taste buds with a wide selection of beers (mostly real ales) from all over the country to choose from. Cider and wine drinkers are also catered for plus add in a selection of artisan gin and a ‘Cocktail & Gin Shack’. And music in the Exhibition Hall at Oxenhope and in the marquee at Ingrow.

Yorkshire Marathon

15th October 2023
Every element of The Yorkshire Marathon is charged with Yorkshire Spirit. Since the inaugural event in 2013, the event has got bigger and bigger. Every year, thousands of runners of all abilities take to its truly breathtaking course. You’ll never be far from the locals who will be out in force to cheer you along.

16th to 22nd October

Paul Edis on piano at Leyburn Jazz Festival

Leyburn Jazz Festival

19th to 22nd October 2023
Five days of world class jazz in Leyburn market town, with something for everyone. Britain's premiere jazz singer Jacqui Dankworth, Trad Jazz, 1930s Hot Club, film, young generation stars and a a new commission from composer in residence Paul Edis. Enjoy a long weekend in the Dales, with jazz all day and evenings, or pick and choose! Weekender ticket available.
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Meet The Vikings Weekend at Murton Park

21st and 22nd October 2023
Jorfor’s Hall Viking reenactment group will once again be joining us on the Viking village. They will be demonstrating a range of crafts and skills from over 1,000 years ago. You will be able to walk through the village and experiences the sights and sounds of our ancestors as well as marvel at Viking combat.

Harrogate Literature Festival

19th to 22nd October 2023
The Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival, picked by Harper’s Bazaar as one of the ‘UK’s Best Literary Festivals’ is the hot ticket on the literature festival circuit thanks to its stellar line up of literary names in a beautifully intimate setting.

Off The Shelf Festival

13th to 29th October 2023
Off the Shelf has grown into one of the largest literary festivals in the UK, attracting some of the best-known names in literature and media to Sheffield each year.

Musicport

20th to 22nd October 2023
Musicport is an indoor festival dedicated to world music. Hosted across five stages at the Whitby Pavilion.

Northern Soul Weekender

20th to 22nd October 2023
The North Yorkshire Northern Soul Collective presents Scarborough Northern Soul Weekender 2022. Now in its 12th Great Year-Totally Northern Soul! Quality DJ Line up! 100% Vinyl 100% Original at Scarborough Spa.

Ministry of Steampunk Hulloween Festival

21st and 22nd October 2023
Ministry of Steam presents Hulloween Steampunk Festival in October 2023. Talks and exhibits, Steampunk artwork, Ghost Walks, Magic Séance, Zombie Shamble daytime walk, Steampunk Market, Finale parade and much more.

Open Cockpit Weekend at South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

21st and 22nd October 2023
Selected cockpits not usually open to the public, will be available to climb aboard. Let your inner aviator loose and experience the conditions that some of these incredible machines have to offer!

Steel City Beer and Cider Festival

18th to 21st October 2023
The annual beer & cider festival hosted by the Campaign for Real Ale in Sheffield, offers a massive selection of the best beer, cider and perry, plus live music and street food.

York Ghosts in the Garden

23rd September to 12th November 2023
Eerie sculptures which enthrall and intrigue. Ghosts In The Gardens are coming back… the unearthly monks, the noble knight, even a few ghastly animals - all in beautiful settings.

Oktoberfest in Beverley

20th and 21st October 2023
This October, experience a traditional Oktoberfest as Beverley is being transformed for one weekend into a traditional Bavarian bash with authentic Oktoberfest music, steins, food and huge bench seating.

Autumn Festival at Nunnington Hall

21st and 22nd October 2023
The house will be decorated for autumn and the garden team will be running garden tours & apple juicing demonstrations. There will be autumn themed crafts available to get involved with and there will also be visiting stalls.

23rd to 31st October

Goth couple on 199 steps in Whitby

Whitby Goth Weekend

27th to 29th October 2023
The Whitby Goth Weekend® is an alternative festival incorporating the Bizarre Bazaar Alternative Market which features over 100 indoor stalls. It was founded in 1994 by Jo Hampshire and has grown to become one of the world’s premier Goth events.

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Free Half-Term & Halloween Events

Free and low cost events and days out for families in October half term school holidays, autumnal fun, halloween fun and just great memory making days out.

NYMR Light Spectacular

Light Spectacular with NYMR

27th October to 5th November and 10th to 12th November 2023
Marvel at our heritage carriages, decorated with thousands of lights, before departing from Pickering Station for an awe-inspiring journey. Let our voiceover man and DJ-Mix of music get you in the mood for a party the whole family will enjoy.

October

October Half Term

Make memories in autumn during half term with our pick of alternatives to Halloween activities.

York Ghosts in the Garden

23rd September to 12th November 2023
Eerie sculptures which enthrall and intrigue. Ghosts In The Gardens are coming back… the unearthly monks, the noble knight, even a few ghastly animals - all in beautiful settings.

Tomorrow's Ghosts Festival

27th to 29th October 2023
Following the runaway success of the SOLD-OUT Halloween 2022 edition, the UK’s ultimate gothic destination festival will be taking over the birthplace of Dracula once more for a weekend celebrating the very finest the dark arts have to offer.

Yorktoberfest

20th, 21st, 27th and 28th October 2023
Step inside the giant fully-styled marquee, fill your stein with authentic German beer, grab a tasty bite from our German-inspired food stall and head to your table for some hearty fun with friends.

Dark Skies Fringe FestivalNorth York Moors National Park

27th October to 5th November 2023
This exciting 10 day festival has an events programme jam packed full of exciting after dark adventures for the full family to explore. Tis the beginning of the season to look up and marvel at the thousands of sparkles in the sky.

Star Walk at Trinity Walk in Wakefield

28th and 29th October 2023
Set blasters to fun and get ready for the return of Star Walk – featuring two packed free days of cosplay movie stars, cars, props, free face painting and more.