The Season of Mellow Fruitfulness......

Written by: Elmtree Press

Autumn is a wonderful time of the year. The beautiful Yorkshire countryside takes on a different hue with the russets and oches of turning leaves and the smell of wood smoke in the air.  There are lots of countryside walks to enjoy and of course our fabulous Yorkshire attractions to visit, so wrap up warm with your scarves and gloves and choose an October event to visit!

Here are a few to choose from :-

Hull fair 7th -15th

Caravans, stalls and rides started to arrive at the Walton Street site, the first of 300 attractions set to entertain thousands in just over a week.Ranging from hair raising rollacoasters to hook-a-duck games, they will be setting up shop ahead of the opening night on Friday 7th. There will also be food stalls, clairvoyants and everything in between.

Ryedale Book Festival 8th -9th 

Events range from writing and paper craft workshops to hearing true stories about a racehorse trainer who was a WW2 hero in the Resistance. There is the chance to meet “Nasty Nick” from Eastenders, to be taken on a journey across America in pursuit of migrating geese and to LOL with two funny women in Malton and two funny men in Helmsley. From dyslexia to dementia, The Gruffalo to Poems for Pensioners, there really is something for everyone. Enjoy!

Dark Skies 8th

The big open skies of the North York Moors are breathtaking by day and also by night when the dark sky panorama is revealed.  This is one of the best places in the country to see stars, because of the low light pollution levels and clear horizons. The further away you get from street lights, the better the view – and under a really dark sky it’s possible to see up to ten times as many stars as in a city. 


The North York Moors Chamber Music Festival 28th

The concept is to provide the highest level of chamber music within historical buildings which themselves celebrate the rich history of the moors, one of our country's most stunning and panoramic landscapes. Both at www.northyorkmoors 

Sue Slack’s Landscapes at the Stephen Joseph Theatre 7th -18th

Sue's paintings are colourful interpretations of the North Yorkshire landscape she loves. Recognition of place is important, aided by the shapes and layers of the land and inspired by trees, hills and ancient routes.,

Micklemas Fair 22nd-23rd

Join the team at Burton Agnes Hall this October for a bustling street fair, celebrating the traditional feast of St. Michael and marking the end of the farming year. During the weekend of the 29th and 30th October, visitors will find beautiful, local and hand crafted gifts and produce in the grounds of the striking Hall.,

Fountains by Floodlight 1st,8th,15th and 29th

Experience something truly special this autumn as you explore the illuminated ruins of Fountains Abbey. Warm up with something tasty from the BBQ or grab a light bite from abbey tearoom until 8pm. Then head to the abbey to listen to atmospheric live music from the choir

Locos in a different light at the National Railway Museum 26th - 29th

Visitors will be able to see some of the iconic locomotives at the National Railway Museum come to life after dark this week in its seventh annual lighting design spectacular, The free-entry event runs every evening until 10pm from 28–31 October as part of the city-wide Illuminating York Festival, which is celebrating its landmark tenth anniversary this year.,,

York does Vintage at the Merchant Adventurer’s Hall 16th

Set in beautiful gardens in the centre of historic York, the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall is home to many remarkable collections including silver, furniture and paintings, which provide a glimpse into the rich history of the Hall and the people associated with it.,,

The Earl of Doncaster

For a great night out – look no further than the Earl of Doncaster. The Earl has three major events in their iconic ballroom in October. On the 14th they have Soul Kinda Wonderful. On the  29th there is The Rocky Horror Cabaret and on the 30th they are having a special Halloween Tea. Visit their website for more details