1940s WARTIME WEEKEND
13th,14th,15th, October 2017
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, including the showground, and town centre.
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.
7th & 8th October Power Boat Championships
Watch the thrills and spills of full blooded power boat racing on the Main Lake
This event returns to the park after over 20 years of being located at other venues. This is part of a series of 8 racing weekends in the country. This is a great spectator sport
Starting on Saturday morning with warm up activity on the water.
Saturday afternoon Races will commence until approximately 5.30 pm
Sunday races will take place from approximately 10 am to 5.30 pm
There will be 50 competitors taking part over the weekend with 5 different classes of boats and 15 races.
Watersports / Activity Centre and main lake will be closed to the public on these dates.
The Cycle Centre will be open for hire.