English Tourism Week 2017 Day 7 : 5 Great Events in Calderdale You Won’t Find Anywhere Else
English Tourism Week is here to help kick start the holiday season! To help celebrate the many great things Magnificently Modest Calderdale has to offer, we're making a new post each day listing just some of the great places to visit, things to see & do and places to eat.
For Day seven today, Five Great Events You Won’t Find Anywhere Else.
Described as the “Shining jewel of the UK Burlesque scene" by This Is Cabaret, the Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival returns for the 5th time in 2017, bringing four days of fun-filled fabulousness featuring some of the best performers from the world of Burlesque and Alternative Cabaret. (27th-30th April 2017)
The World Dock Pudding Championships, Mytholmroyd
Dock Pudding is a local delicacy little-known outside the Calder Valley area of Yorkshire. The Dock Pudding Championship was founded in 1971 to help preserve it and is the highlight of a food and drink festival held on the same day. (April 23rd 2017)
Pace Egg Plays, Heptonstall
Heptonstall Pace Egg Play is a traditional Mumming Play performed in Weavers Square on Good Fridays, attracting hundreds of visitors to the village. (14th April 2017)
The Handmade Parade, Hebden Bridge
The Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade is an annual celebration of funkiness, the art of the handmade and is just sheer fun! Hundreds of people dance down the streets of Hebden Bridge, watched by thousands, culminating in a party in the park! (25th June 2017)
Rushbearing Festival, Ripponden & Sowerby Bridge
Two days of rush-related tradition and tomfoolery focusing on the progress of the Rushcart’s procession around towns and villages, with some of the region's finest musicians and morris dancing teams providing entertainment for the crowds. (2nd & 3rd September 2017)