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May 31, 2022

Events near Ribble Valley Park

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After the lockdown, traditional events are now coming back to Lancashire. Here’s a list of the many exciting events happening soon:

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June

Slaidburn Steam and Vintage Fair

Hark to Bounty, Slaidburn

From 10:30am onwards

Free admission

The Steam Rally is organised by David McNamee and is held annually at the Hark to Bounty. As well as many vintage vehicles, there is also the Bounty Bus. This is a great family day out, and admission is free. Along with a super display of steam engines, vintage cars, tractors and fairground organs, there are many exhibits and attractions for all ages, including a children’s funfair. You can browse the rural craft stalls selling local goods and traditional crafts in the Village Hall and the beer tent. You can even enjoy the Phil Knight Experience on Saturday night.

All proceeds go to Brennands Endowed School and Thorneyholme Primary School.


Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June

Whalley Artisan Market

Swan Courtyard in Whalley

Free admission

10am – 4pm

Located in the heart of Whalley, this weekend market brings together art, design, fashion, vintage and more from over 35 local traders. Crafty Vintage is a regular social gathering where like-minded folk can meet, socialise, share ideas, gather inspiration and sell their wares at our bespoke unique marketplace. Come along and see a magnificent showcase of talent from the finest creators, makers collectors and artisans in the land. Live music, entertainers, magicians and lots of merriment ensures a wonderful weekend with something for all the family to enjoy.


Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th July

Beat-Herder Festival

Dockber Farm

Near Sawley, Lancashire

This hugely popular festival is back after a 2 year break. It started in 2006, and showcases a variety of music, including dub, breakbeat, dubstep, reggae, house, techno, dance-punk, drum and bass and psychedelic rock.

You can go glamping in style, so all you need to bring with you is your clothes (and maybe a torch and water bottle). Your tent will be set up and waiting for you.

Here is just a tiny selection of the long list of artists:

  • Nile Rodgers & Chic
  • The Wailers
  • Hot Chip
  • Public Service Broadcasting
  • Craig Charles


Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th July

Royal Lancashire Show

Salesbury Hall, Ribchester

Under 5s enter FREE

Ticket Required!

Dogs on leads are welcome

This action-packed event is back, after the event in 2021 brought out more than 21,000 people. This is just a tiny selection of the goodies on offer:

  • Local artisan food and drink marquee
  • Children’s village
  • Ferret display
  • Shire horses
  • Daily dog agility demonstrations
  • Hawkeye falconry
  • Livestock displays
  • Cowboy show
  • Family dog competitions
  • Vintage tractors
  • Children’s funfair
  • Donkey rides
  • Craft fairs


Saturday 30th July

Clitheroe Food Festival

This food festival, run in partnership with Ribble Valley Borough Council, will provide a massive selection of delicious local produce and a mouth-watering array of food, from organic meat and dairy produce from traditional Lancashire breeds, to handmade pastries and pies. There will also be lots of tasty fruit and vegetables, full of home-grown flavour, as well as craft ciders, ales and spirits.

It has been absent for the last 2 years, but this year the Clitheroe Food Festival returns to showcase culinary talent and inspirational chefs. Expect exciting culinary activities for all ages and great local music.

There will be historical displays and the streets will be alive with street food, live music and children’s entertainment in the grounds of the Castle.

Eventbrite has listed the Clitheroe Food Festival in the Top Ten UK Food Festivals, and in the last few years, its popularity has increased by several thousand visitors.


With plenty of exciting upcoming events be sure to book a stay with us so you don’t miss out on any of the action!

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