Yorkshire in 2021 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.

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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 Half Term

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

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Live At Leeds

16th October 2021
Live At Leeds is an award winning metropolitan festival held annually in Leeds. In 2021 it will be held on Saturday 16th October. The Festival takes place across the City’s venues and spaces, and we encourage you to try and go to as many of the stages at the event as possible and explore the city!

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Whitby Goth Weekend

29th to 31st October 2021
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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Yorkshire Dales Chese Festival

7th to 9th October 2021
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.

Haworth Steam Punk Weekend

Haworth Steampunk Weekend

8th to 10th October 2021
More details coming soon

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Off The Shelf Festival

October 2021
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.

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Musicport 2021

22nd to 24th October 2021
Musicport is an indoor festival dedicated to world music. Hosted across five stages at the Whitby Pavilion.

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Harrogate Literature Festival

October 2021
Chosen by Harper’s Bazaar as ‘One of the UK’s best Literary Festivals’, the Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival returns with an online Festival this October. Eyes of book lovers across the world will once again be upon Harrogate, as Harrogate International Festivals bring a host of best-selling authors, well known faces and fascinating speakers, to join this star-studded lined up.

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Light Night Leeds

October 2021
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!

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KWVR Beer and Music Festival

14th to 17th October 2021
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.

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Ilkley Literature Festival

October 2021
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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Yorkshire Marathon

17th October 2021
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.

Hebden Bridge Open Studios

Hebden Bridge Open Studios

9th to 11 July and 1st to 3rd October 2021
Hebden Bridge stands out as a vibrant, happening little town in the Upper Calder Valley in West Yorkshire. We are famous for our art scene! Every year the artists and makers open their studios and workshops and invite the public in.

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Skipton Puppet Festival

October 2021
a packed weekend of ticketed and free performances, workshops, exhibitions and a parade, Skipton presents an inspirational melting pot for artists and enthusiasts, offering puppet experiences for every age.

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Haworth Steampunk Weekend

8th to 10th October 2021
Haworth Steampunk Weekend is a charitable event in aid of Manorlands Hospice.