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Events and Festivals NEXT WEEK BELONGS TO WOMEN IN BEER Tuesday 3rd May 2022: Warm Up Events

From 5pm | Film Night: WOT Special | Major Tom’s Social | Free. | Films to be screened: Wolfwalkers and more tba soon!

7pm | Quiz Night: WOT Special | The Disappearing Chin | £2pp entry. No need to book.

7pm | Painting Pots + Beer | Tap on Tower Street | £5 deposit pp (redeemable against your pottery purchase on the night). | Visit Facebook event | Pre-booking required. Please email or DM through social media

8pm | Creative Commission Release #1 | LAURA CROMPTONtitle tbc (digital images and prints) | Online (website + social media) plus at an exhibition at the WOT Closing Party on Sunday 8th May | Free.

Wednesday 4th May 2022: Day One

10am | Creative Commission Release #2 | ZOE ANDERSON‘Lasses, Raise Your Glasses’ (mp3 audio) | Online (website + social media) | Free.

6pm | Boozy Book Club with Imagined Things | The Harrogate Tap | Free. | No need to book. | The chosen book is My Mess is a Bit of a Life by Georgia Pritchett BUY IT HERE using code WOTFEST6 for 10% off.

7pm | Womxn Take the Mic Night | The Devonshire Tap House | Free. | No need to book.

7pm | Beer & Cheese Pairing with Nichola Bottomley | The Disappearing Chin | £18pp (6 x beers + cheeses) | SORRY – SOLD OUT!

8pm | Quiz Night: WOT Special | Tap on Tower Street | £1pp (proceeds to WOT) | No need to book.

Thursday 5th May 2022: Day Two

10am | Creative Commission Release #3 | CHERYL MCGREGOR‘A Vindication of the Pints of Woman’ (analogue collage) | Online (website + social media) | Free.

From 5.30pm | Women In Hospitality Social | Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen | PLEASE BOOK A FREE PLACE HERE.

7pm | Battle Of the Breweries: Heist v Wild Card | The Disappearing Chin | £17.50 incl. 6x beers | TO BOOK CALL/ MESSAGE 07539 942344 OR DM VIA INSTAGRAM.

7.30pm | Turning point in Conversation with WOT: Custard Sessions Launch + TTO | Major Tom’s Social | Free. | No need to book.

8pm | Quiz Night: WOT Special | The Devonshire Tap House | £1pp (proceeds to WOT) | No need to book.

Friday 6th May 2022: Day Three

9am-1pm | Introduction to Mental Health First Aid with Lucky Saint  – for women working and influencing within the beer community | Online | Free. Book in advance (only 25 places) | TO REGISTER PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM. (Note, deadline for registering is 12 noon 26th April 2022)

10am | Creative Commission Release #4 | JEM HENDERSON & CHRIS CAMBELL‘Last Orders’ (poem) | Online (website + social media) | Free.

1pm-7pm | Beer Treasure Hunt by HUSK | Starts at HUSK Beer Emporium | Free.

2pm | A Conversation with Women In Beer | Roosters Taproom | £6 incl. a drink | BOOK HERE.

4pm | A Beer Social for Women | Roosters Taproom | Free or Pay What You Feel | Your first drink is on us! | BOOK HERE.

Saturday 7th May 2022: Day Four

10am | Creative Commission Release #5 | CHRISTINA CROOK‘Safe and Found’ (digital artwork) | Online (website + social media) | Free.

12pm-6pm | WOT Beer Treasure Hunt by HUSK | Starts at HUSK Beer Emporium | Free.

1pm-3pm | Drink and Draw with Dr Annabel Feez-Smith of Harrogate College | All art created can be taken home or donated for Major Tom’s to auction for charity | Major Tom’s Social | Free.

From 4pm | Women In Music Showcase | Major Tom’s Social | Free.

Sunday 8th May 2022: Day Five

10am | Creative Commission Release #6 | SALLY COOPER‘A Pint of Solitude’ (a series of short written pieces, each accompanied by a photo) | Online (website + social media) | Free.

10.30am | Fat Life Drawing WOT Special | Online | Pay What You Want | BOOK HERE

From 12.30pm | Film Afternoon: WOT Special | Major Tom’s Social | Free. | Films to be screened: Hidden Figures, Whale Rider and more tba soon!

3pm | Terrariums & Tastings | The Disappearing Chin | £40 incl. a tasting flight of beers (or wine!) and your own beautiful terrarium to take home. | TO BOOK CALL/ MESSAGE 07539 942344 OR DM VIA INSTAGRAM

From 2pm | Board Game Day | The Harrogate Tap + Major Tom’s Social | Free.

From 12pm | Cheese Sunday in collaboration with The Cheeseboard | The Devonshire Tap House | Free.

From 2pm | WOT Closing Party | Harrogate Brewing Taproom | Free. | READ ABOUT WHAT’S IN STORE HERE!

7.30pm | Quiz Night: WOT Special | Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen | £1pp entry. No need to book.

All Festival Events

Women in beer tap takeovers

Women in beer tap takeovers will take place across the festival at:

The Little Ale House, Harrogate

The Harrogate Tap

The Devonshire Tap House, Harrogate

Tap on Tower Street, Harrogate

North Bar, Harrogate

The Disappearing Chin, Harrogate

Blind Jack’s, Knaresborough | Arbor TTO (Starts 4pm on 5th May)

Starling Independent Bar Cafe Kitchen, Harrogate

Major Tom’s Social, Harrogate (after Turning Point Custard Sessions TTO)



Live Chalking 2021 : In Pictures

An exhibition of images from the 2021 Chalkback x Catcallsof x WOT live chalking events in Harrogate will be on display at Major Tom’s Social, Harrogate throughout the festival. The chalking events were designed to provide a platform for people who had experienced sexual harassment in hospitality or other public spaces.

About the 2022 Creative Commissions

We have commissioned six brand new pieces of creative work in response to two themes – Northern Beer Women and Safe Beer Spaces. These pieces will be released online, one on each day of the festival starting on Tuesday 3rd May. Keep your eye on our website and social media channels across the festival.



Events and Festivals TRACTOR FEST RETURNS TO NEWBY HALL, RIPON  WHEN? Friday 3 June to Sunday 5 June, 10am – 5pm

After a two-year break, the UK’s largest Tractor Festival returns to Newby Hall, Ripon – and it’s bigger than ever having been extended to three days over the Bank Holiday Jubilee weekend in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The festival attracts more than 12,000 visitors and 1,500 exhibits (vintage tractors and modern marques, stationary engines, commercial vehicles, cars, lorries and motorcycles).

This year’s extended three-day festival will feature a display of 70-year-old Jubilee and Coronation vintage tractors, along with a display of 100 pre-1922 vintage tractors and 100 century–old stationary engines, displays from specialist marque clubs and working vintage machinery and engines including a celebration of 100 years of the Auston 7 first produced in 1922.

A host of entertainment, crafts, food and drink make Tractor Fest a great family day out. Fun activities include mini tractor driving, face painting, colouring, interactive exhibits and working machinery. There are also trade stands, crafts and a choice of street food.

Admission includes access to Newby’s award-winning gardens, adventure playground, dolls house and teddy bear exhibitions.

WHERE?        Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 5AJ

Booking          Tickets available exclusively online:

For more information visit:

Events and Festivals.

Harrogate Flower Show

Click Here to visit The Show Website

The Harrogate Spring Flower Show will take place from 21 – 24 April 2022 at the Great Yorkshire Showground.

Discounted tickets for the 2022 Harrogate Spring Flower Show are now available online – book now to save *£3 per ticket.

There is limited availability for VIP Parking, so book now to avoid disappointment!

Date  Online Price Gate Price
Thursday 21 April *£20.50 *£23.50
Friday 22 April *£20.50 *£23.50
Saturday 23 April *£20.50 *£23.50
Sunday 24 April *£18.00 *£21.00
VIP Parking *£10 *£10


Children under 16 are free when accompanied by an adult. General car parking free.

Sorry no dogs, except assistance dogs, are allowed in the showground or the car parks. There is no shelter and the authorities may be called if a dog is seen to be in distress.

The perfect gift for garden lovers

Looking for a great gift – why not combine tickets to the spring flower show with VIP parking to make a real treat for someone you love?

You can buy a pair of advance show tickets, plus VIP parking, for less than *£50 to give that special person a day out to remember!

*A single admin fee of £1 per order applies. Please note that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded once purchased.


Events and Festivals in and around Harrogate. All our profits go to fund the charitable work of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society

The Yorkshire Agricultural Society aims to unite rural life in Yorkshire with leadership, commitment, passion and creativity. This is done by organising educational events for children and families, supporting the environment, sponsoring events and conferences, grants, promoting careers in agriculture, developing skills, and knowledge transfer.

Many clients choose Yorkshire Event Centre because it’s an amazing venue and it also helps them achieve their Corporate Social Responsibility goals. To find out more please see YAS.

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