What’s on

Keeping you up to date with what’s on at the Yorkshire Event Centre.  We host a wide range of exciting indoor and outdoor events, exhibitions and festivals.  See our what’s on guide for events in Harrogate, Yorkshire.

Upcoming events at Yorkshire Event Centre

Countryside Live

Sat 19 – Sun 20 October 2019

Celebrating the very best of the countryside, this two-day event is mostly undercover so you’ll have fun whatever the weather.

A great day out for all the family including music and entertainment. Interactive and hands on activities including willow weaving, meet the animals and rural crafts.

Harrogate Indoor Funfair

Sat 26 October – Sun 3 November 2019

Public Event

Bringing you a great range of traditional fairground rides.  The Harrogate Indoor Funfair it is all under cover so there is plenty of fun to be had whatever the weather this half term

A range of classic funfair rides, prize and game stalls.  Funfair rider wristbands allow full unlimited access to all fun fair rides once inside.


Sat 9 November 2019

Public Event

Art stamping and papercraft show, with lots of free demonstrations throughout the day. Make and Take sessions, allowing you to try something new.

North of England Woodworking and Power Tool Show

Fri 15 – Sun 17 November 2019

Public Event

The largest and longest established retail woodworking & power tool show in the UK.

Public exhibition with over 90 exhibitors offering a range of supplies and ideas. 50 of the country’s leading demonstrators will be attending the 3 day show.

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BP2019 – The Potato Industry Event

Weds 20 – Thurs 21 November 2019

Trade Event

Bringing the whole potato industry together for a unique ‘seed to shopping trolley’ trade event.

An exceptional networking and business opportunity for this multi million industry

Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show

Tue 11 – Thur 13 February 2020 

The Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show is the only specific trade show for the UK ice cream sector.  A unique trade event showcasing the entirety of the ice cream industry.

A great opportunity to source new products, suppliers and inspiration from around the world ready for the start of the season.

Spring Quilt Festival Harrogate

Fri 21 – Sun 23 February 2020 

Popular patchwork, quilting, craft and needlework show featuring displays from well known quilters and textile artists

You can shop for all your new supplies and even attend one of the daily workshops for new inspiration and ideas.

The Yorkshire Motorhome and Campervan Show

Fri 20 – Sun 22 March 2020

The Yorkshire Motorhome and Campervan Show is the ideal opportunity to find your dream vehicle. With over 300 new and used models on sale.

Come and see displays from a selection of over 30 national and local dealers.

Past events at Yorkshire Event Centre

The Great Yorkshire Antiques Fair

Sat 12 – Sun 13  October 2019

Yorkshire’s biggest antique fair, offering a fantastic array of vintage items and collectibles.

Premium antiques on sale in the main hall & a separate table top section offering rare finds and exciting treasures in hall 2.   The Yorkshire Antiques Fair promises a fabulous range of antiques to suit every budget.

The National Apprenticeship Show

Tues 8 – Weds 9  October 2019

The National Apprenticeship Show will bring together employers, colleges and providers with those wanting to find out more about what apprenticeships can offer.

Over 40 exhibitors will be taking part. NAS exists only to promote apprenticeships with a clear message – apprenticeships work for both candidates and employers alike.

I Do Wedding Show

Sun 6  October 2019

The I Do Wedding Show Harrogate will take centre stage this October. Hosting over 120 of your finest, local wedding suppliers to help you organise your big day.

Featuring everything you need to know for your wedding day, catwalk shows and entertainment all under one roof.

The Gift and Fashion Fair

Fri 4 – Sat 5  October 2019

Public Event

Looking for an enjoyable day out shopping or starting your Christmas shopping?

Shop the latest fashions and a wide range of decorative accessories for the home and conservatory and gifts for friends and family.

Cycle Expo Yorkshire

September 2019

Public Event

A feast of cycling based entertainment, celebrity guests, demo zones, world class displays and exclusive shopping opportunities will be present at Cycle Expo Yorkshire 2019.

Having launched in 2018, this interactive cycle show is due to grow even bigger this year, representing even more areas in the cycling industry.

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

September 2019

Public Event

Harrogate Flower Show is the UK’s premier autumn gardening event offering everything you need to create the perfect plot, plus spectacular displays and lots of expert growing advice.

An ocean of colour and scent awaits visitors in Britain’s biggest exhibition by specialist gardening groups.

Great Northern Quilt and Needlecraft Show

September 2019

An open competitive quilt show with entries invited from all over the world, plus beautiful feature display quilts from well-known quilters and textile artists.

A huge variety of exhibitors selling patchwork & quilting supplies. Demonstrators will be on hand to share their techniques, plus a full hands-on workshop programme.

Harrogate Vintage Sale

August 2019

Public Event

Harrogate Vintage Sale held by Cheffins.  Auction sale of vintage and classic tractors, historic vehicles, spare and memorabilia.

One Big Day

August 2019

Public Event

One Big Day Harrogate provides the perfect opportunity to discover everything you need to know about worry free motoring with motability.

There is a huge range of cars, adaptions, wheelchair accessible vehicles, scooters and powered wheelchairs on display.

Harrogate Indoor Funfair

July 2019

Public Event

Looking for summer holiday activities? Harrogate Indoor Funfair is back this July.

Ride as many times as you like on a range of 17 classic funfair rides, all for one entry price. Family friendly event aimed all ages.

Great Yorkshire Show

July 2019

The 161st Great Yorkshire Show takes place annually in Harrogate, celebrating the best of British farming, food and agriculture.

Over 130,000 visitors and 8,500 animals flock to the Great Yorkshire Showground every year for the three day show, making it one of the biggest in the UK.

The Great Yorkshire Antiques Fair

June 2019

Yorkshire’s biggest antique fair, offering a fantastic array of vintage items and collectibles.

Up to 400 stands displaying a large selection of vintage items and collectibles displayed across both halls.

Countryside Days

June 2019

Educational Event

A free event for KS2 children from Yorkshire Primary Schools

Countryside Days offers Key Stage 2 children the opportunity to experience all aspects of food, farming, the countryside and healthy living. The 2 day event will involve a variety of workshops and displays.

The Building Trades Show

May 2019

The Building Trades Show is three shows in one designed to demonstrate all the latest trade products, tools and equipment all under one roof.

Entry is free to the trade.  Pre registration gives you fast track entry, free bacon roll, free t shirt and show deals.

Northern Shooting Show

May 2019

The Northern Shooting Show is the UK’s largest indoor and outdoor shooting show.

With everything for shooting enthusiasts or anyone wanting to get into the sport.  2 day public show celebrating all aspects of the sport.  Friendly atmosphere gives all shooters the chance to meet and learn from industry experts and see all the latest products.


May 2019

CHEMUK 2019 – UK Chemical Industries Supply Chain Expo & Speaker Programme.

The brand new UK Chemical Industries Supply Chain Expo & Open Conference. Bringing together all key layers of the UK’s Chemical & Chemical Products industries for an intensive 2-day networking, business development, best practice, intelligence gathering, issue debating and supply chain sourcing experience.


Harrogate Spring Flower Show

April 2019

Public Event

Harrogate Spring Flower Show features stunning show gardens, fabulous floral art, and leading UK plant nurseries.

A packed programme of live entertainment, Harrogate Spring Flower Show is the first major event in the gardening calendar.

Springtime Live

April 2019

A fun packed family day out – once inside all events are free!

Experience food, farming and the countryside at this fun filled family day out.  From holding a newly hatched chick, making bread, meeting the Easter Bunny, to joining the fantastic live shows on offer.

British Craft Trade Fair

April 2019

Trade Event

British Craft Trade Fair (BCTF) is the largest and most prestigious curated craft fair in the UK.

BCTF is unique as THE only trade fair representing British hand made items.  Established over 40 years ago BCTF is supported by buyers from independent gift shops, galleries, boutiques, architects and interior design practices, department stores and hotels or restaurants who are looking for high quality, unique products made in Britain.


April 2019

Public Event

Calling all cheese lovers, CheeseFest is coming to Harrogate!

The UK’s only touring cheese festival brings you some of the worlds best cheese and cheese vendors.  This year the festival celebrates 30 cracking years of Wallace and Gromit.

The Yorkshire Motorhome & Accessory Show

March 2019

Public Event

The Yorkshire Motorhome and Accessory Show will showcase over 300 new and used motorhomes.  Come and see displays from a selection of over 30 national and local dealers.

Browse over 120 exhibitors across the indoor exhibition halls and outdoor shopping areas for vehicles and accessories.

The Great Yorkshire Antiques Fair

March 2019

Yorkshire biggest antique fair, offering a fantastic array of vintage items and collectibles.

The BBC will be filming Bargain Hunt on site throughout the weekend.

Fine Food Show North

March 2019

Trade Event

Fine Food Show North is an essential industry event for genuine buyers who are looking to source the very best in speciality food & drink.

Whether you’re a chef, independent retailer, artisan street food vendor or deli kitchen, a visit to Fine Food Show North is ideal to help grow your business.

Harrogate Indoor funfair

Feb 2019

Looking for indoor activities this February half term?  Harrogate Indoor Funfair is back, providing the perfect family day out whatever the weather!

A range of classic funfair rides, prize and game stalls.  Funfair rider wristbands allow full unlimited access to all fun fair rides once inside.

Spring Quilt Festival Harrogate

February 2019

A popular public show featuring quilt displays from well known quilters.  Visitors can browse a variety of exhibitors selling patchwork  and quilting supplies.

Demonstrators are on hand across the 3 day show, sharing techniques and offering advice.  Mini workshops are are also available.

Ice Cream and Gelato Expo

February 2019

Trade Event

The Ice Cream and Gelato Expo 2019 is a unique trade event that showcases every element of the ice cream industry; from a huge variety of ice cream, to machinery, sundries, equipment and packaging.

A must-do event for anyone in the industry, discover a delicious and unique array of premium ice cream manufacturers, retailers, caterers and suppliers all under one roof!


Ripon Farm Services New Year 2 Day Show

January 2019

Now in it’s 15th year, Ripon Farm Services show will kick start the New Year.

Showcasing the latest technology available from major agricultural machinery manufacturers and suppliers.

Harrogate Christmas Tree Centre

December 2018

Harrogate’s leading retailer of cut Christmas Trees with the widest selection of both strong and low needle retention Christmas Trees.

A large quantity of Christmas Trees are grown on their own North Yorkshire plantation.  If you need advice on looking after your tree and keep it looking as good as possible through until the New Year.

North of England Woodworking & Power Tool Show

November 2018

Public Event

The longest running woodworking & power tool show in the UK.

Visit a range of exhibitors for woodworking supplies and inspiration.