Shows, festivals and local events

What's on in Denby Dale and Kirkburton

BIRDSEDGE VILLAGE FESTIVAL

Birdsedge Village Hall, Penistone Road, Birdsedge, Huddersfield

A mixed arts, folk and community event, held on the second Saturday in July.

Link: www.birdsedgevillagehall.co.uk

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BURTON OPEN GARDENS

Burton Village Hall, Northfield Lane, Highburton, Kirkburton, Huddersfield HD8 0QT

Telephone: 01484 605160

Alternate years with Shelley Open Gardens. Visit gardens with stunning views, the award winning churchyard, sensory garden and the heritage of Burton Dean Park.

Link: www.kirklees.gov.uk

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EMLEY SHOW

Factory Farm, Emley Moor, Huddersfield HD8 9TE

This is a traditional agricultural show featuring animals, trade stands, flowers and vegetables, horticulture, handicrafts, cookery and woodcarving. A fun day out for all the family in the summer. It takes place on the first Saturday in August each year.

Link: www.emleyshow.co.uk

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FARNLEY TYAS SUMMER FESTIVAL

Butts Road Recreation Ground, Farnley Tyas, Huddersfield HD4 6TZ

An annual event, with BBQ, scarecrow trail and family garden party.

Link: www.kirklees.gov.uk

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HOLMFIRTH ART FESTIVAL

Holmfirth’s annual multi-arts event presents a fresh take on the town, its history and its communities through newly commissioned work, theatre, spoken word, comedy, music, community and participatory projects.

Link: www.holmfirthartsfestival.co.uk

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HOLMFIRTH FILM FESTIVAL

The film festival celebrates the achievements of the film industry and also provides a platform for new films with a northern flavour and the best short and international films. The festival is a one-week long series of events with film screenings, talks and guest appearances.

Link: www.holmfirthfilmfestival.co.uk

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HOLMFIRTH FOOD FESTIVAL

See website for further details.

Link: holmfirthfoodanddrink.org

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HONLEY SHOW

Telephone: 01484 661 072

Honley Show is one of the most prestigious, best attended and well respected rural shows in the country. Now in its 78th year, the Show's Farnley Tyas showground remains one of the region's best venues to showcase a stunning range of activities, agricultural events, stands and displays.

Link: www.honleyshow.co.uk

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KIRKLEES LIGHT RAILWAY

Telephone: 01484 865727

You can have a fantastic day out with your friends or family travelling along a 15" narrow-gauge railway and being pulled along by Hawk, Owl, Fox, Badger or Jay, the Kirklees Light Railway's five friendly little engines. The KLR has a special programme of events running throughout the year.

Link: www.kirkleeslightrailway.com

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SHELLEY ART EXHIBITION

Shelley Emmanuel Parish Church, Huddersfield Road, Shelley, Huddersfield HD8 8LH

The Art Exhibition is a bi-annual event, alternating with the Shelley Garden Festival. The exhibition displays paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewellery and textiles of local artists.

Link: www.shelleytimes.org.uk

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SHELLEY OPEN GARDEN FESTIVAL

The Open Garden Festival is an event with over twenty gardens throughout the village open for public viewing. It is a bi-annual event on alternate years with the Burton Open Gardens Festival and the Shelley Art Exhibition.

Link: www.shelleytimes.org.uk

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SHELLEY VILLAGE GALA

Shelley First School, School Terrace, Far Bank, Shelley, Huddersfield HD8 8HU

All local groups are invited to run a stall on the day and any profits made will be redistributed around the village. The gala is held in July every year.

Link: www.shelleytimes.org.uk

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SHEPLEY SPRING FESTIVAL MAY

Marsh Ln, Shepley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD8 8AP

Telephone: 01484 604704

Shepley is a rural village on the edge of the Peak District in West Yorkshire. Shepley Spring Festival is a 3 day festival celebrating the very best of traditional music, song and dance from Britain and beyond.

Link: www.shepleyspringfestival.co.uk

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