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. (19th April 2019)
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. (28th April 2019)
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. (2nd - 5th May 2019)
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! 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! (30th June 2019)
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. (7th & 8th September 2019)