Yorkshire in 2022 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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Yorkshire Pudding Festival

1st & 2nd October 2022
Taking place at the Camp Hill Estate near Bedale, food traders, live entertainment and the opportunity to camp.

Vintage Tractors at Murton Park

Vintage Rally at Murton Park

1st and 2nd October 2022
A selection of vintage steam engines, stationary engines, classic cars, vintage tractors spread throughout the park.

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Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival

7th to 10th October 2022
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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Ilkley Literature Festival

7th to 23rd October 2022
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.

Great North Art Show

Great North Art Show

10th September to 9th October 2022
Great North Art Show is held every September in the magnificent surroundings of Ripon Cathedral. It has an established reputation as one of the premier leading art exhibitions in the North of England presenting work by some of its finest professional and emerging artists. Every year we welcome thousands of visitors from all over Great Britain and overseas.

Widescreen Weekend at Science and Media Museum

Widescreen Weekend

13th to 16th October 2022
Widescreen Weekend is a unique festival of large-screen formats and cinema technologies celebrating the past, present and future of film.

Lights Night Leeds

Light Night Leeds

13th and 14th October 2022
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

13th to 16th October 2022
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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No Bounds Festival

14th to 16th October 2022
Along with a stellar cast of artists who are breaking down the barriers and building new bridges through electronic music, No Bounds also announces the Hope Works residents for 2022, exciting new commissions, partnerships with Sheffield Cathedral for its opening and closing concerts.

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Off The Shelf Festival

14th to 30th October 2022
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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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.

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Harrogate Literature Festival

21st to 24th October 2022
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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Musicport 2021

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

NYMR Light Spectacular

Light Spectacular with NYMR

22nd to 30th October 2022
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.

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Whitby Goth Weekend

28th to 30th October 2022
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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Sheffield Short Film Festival

28th to 30th October 2022
Sheffield Short Film Festival is run by Sheffield filmmakers and is following in the Steel City’s long history and tradition of celebrating cinema. By bringing international short films to the amazing and diverse audiences of Sheffield.

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Vintage Vehicle Rally at National Coal Mining Museum

31st October 2021
They're big, they're mighty, and they're coming to the National Coal Mining Museum! Join us for a blast from the past as we welcome over 30 vintage busses and lorries on site for visitors to come and see!