5 Great events You’ll Only Find in Calderdale

English Tourism Week is here to help kick start the holiday season! To help celebrate the many great things Modestly Magnificently Calderdale has to offer, we’re making a new post each day listing just some of the great places to visit and things to see & do.

Today, Five Great Events You Won’t Find Anywhere Else!

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. (Good Friday)

 

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.

 

The Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival

Described as the “Shining jewel of the UK Burlesque scene” by This Is Cabaret, the Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival returns for the 6th time in 2019, bringing four days of fun-filled fabulousness featuring some of the best performers from the world of Burlesque and Alternative Cabaret.

 

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! As part of the wider Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, hundreds of people dance down the streets of Hebden Bridge, watched by thousands, culminating in a party in the park!

 

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. (First full weekend in September.)