Events Listing

There are all sorts of events taking place throughout the dale during the year, from live music, drama and dance performances and exhibitions. The best place to find this information is in the Reeth Gazette which is available in most shops, pubs and cafes in Swaledale but can also be viewed online at:


Our Farmers Arms Events


Our Farmers Arms Events are usually put on our Facebook events page first, and what's more, you don't need to be registered on Facebook to visit our page.


>>Click Here<< to visit our Facebook Events Page 


Next Farmers Arms Quiz Night:

Saturday 19th March 2016

£2 per person. Cash prize for the winning team.

Proceeds go towards the Swaledale Mountain Rescue.

Quiz includes:
Picture round
Seven rounds of seven questions (Various subjects)
Quiz fortunes (The ever popular round based on T.Vs “Family Fortunes”) - a great round to increase your chance of winning if your general knowledge wasn't up to scratch in the 'seven rounds of seven questions'


Swaledale Events:


Annual Event (May/June)


The Swaledale Festival - Where Summer Begins

The best music festival in Britain - with concerts in chapels, churches, village halls, pubs, castles and barns, and guided walks in the fantastic scenery of the northern Yorkshire Dales. A fortnight of musical delights and wonderful walking, with top-class musicians from around the world and of course from Yorkshire. From solo violinists to jazz guitarists, folk groups to brass bands, Arabic music to string quartets, there is music for every taste, as well as poetry, drama and art exhibitions.



Annual Event (August)

Reeth Show - Agricultural Show        Website:


Always the last Wednesday in August; hosting a wide range of entertainments, shows, displays, stalls and refreshments, and not to forget - the Great Fremington Edge Fell Race which features every year as one of the main events. There will be the popular horse classes, sheep show, poultry and rabbit show, walling competition open to all entrants on the day, vintage tractors and this year a new section for vintage cars, vintage bikes will also be on display from all eras. Local trades will be selling their fresh dales produce and products as well as traders from further afield with something for everyone to purchase! And for the children; there are rides and stalls for them to enjoy and spend their pocket money on too.



Annual Event (September)


Muker Show - Agricultural Show      Website:

Always the first Wednesday in September. One of Yorkshire's most traditional shows, with the famous Muker Silver Band in attendance. Classes for Sheep, Sheep Dog Trials, Handicrafts, Horticulture, Fancy Dress. Stone Walling Demonstration. Fell Race. Quoits Competition and of course, the Tug of War.

To finish off the day; the community and visitors all gather outside the pub and sing along to the Muker Silver Band (see Swaledale Sing-Song).

A perfect end to a beautiful ‘innocent’ agricultural show.
Well worth making a note in the calendar!




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