Cancelled for 2021
The centrepiece of the Pickering events calendar is the ever-popular Wartime Weekend, which is held every October, and includes a full programme of WWII and 1940s themed entertainment and events. The event is run by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway but is now so popular events have sprung up all over the town.
Attractions including singing, dancing, workshops, parades and fashion shows, in addition to living history showcases, period vehicle exhibitions and re-enactments. Incredibly popular with visitors from all over the UK and beyond.
Whether you want to dress up in period costume and get involved, or just do some sightseeing, it’s an excellent festival and fantastic fun for the whole family.
Why not sign up to our newsletter, on the HOMEPAGE screen, to be the first to find out about the 1940's weekend and other exciting events in the town.
Parking In Pickering
Parking in Pickering is extremely limited so we run a Park and Ride scheme at Cedar Barn. Cedar Barn is on the A170 between Pickering and Thornton le Dale. Three buses will run all day shuttling people between there and Pocklington carpets in Pickering. The cost is £2.50 per person return.