Haworth FESTIVALS & Events 2023
Haworth has been welcoming visitors ever since the world first discovered the Bronte sisters. This is the page to find all Haworth events and festivals – so do bookmark it and subscribe. I try to send out weekly or fortnightly emails to keep you up to date!
This page is sponsored by Haworth B&B and we STRONGLY suggest you book your accommodation when we host events, including the Summer months for the purple heather – a great time to walk the moor!
Scroll through the listing below and click through to confirm the details of any events and festivals you see. They are mostly run by local artists, independent businesses and residents. Occasionally, we get supported by Bradford city council, the big city on our doorstep, and we’re really looking forward to taking part in the Bradford City of Culture 2025 festival
Haworth Festivals & Events 2023
Escape To The Moor Guided Walk across Haworth Moor
Book an experienced local guide.
Walk in the footsteps of the Brontes and explore the wild Yorkshire moors visiting all key beauty spots and landmarks. You’ll learn about local places of interest, what may have influenced and inspired the Brontes and hear stories of local folk-lore. Read the reviews!
Public walks for the 2023 season have now closed, so only private walks are now available. This can be short walks around the old part of Haworth and up to Penistone Hill for a brief look at the moor or we can stay in the village. Costs are £50 per hour for up to 12 people which covers the risk assessment, outdoor first aid training, public liability insurance and all the short cuts and detailed information about the village you may not know about and miss. Please get in touch with your dates and details or your visit.
Haworth & Yorkshire Creatives 'Weekend Xmas Maker Market' FREE ENTRY - dog friendly.
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th November 2023 at Haworth’s Old School Room, Church Street, BD22 8DR.
Artists, Designers, Makers & Crafters from Haworth and across Yorkshire showcase their handmade products for quirky and unusual gifting.
The free entry event spotlights 17 artisans curated by ‘Bronte Bitch’ and championed by ‘Haworth & Yorkshire Creatives’.
Craft Festivals In The Schoolrooms 2023
December 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th.
March 9th, 10th, 31st
May 17th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th, 27th May.
June 15th, 16th
August 24th, 25th, 26th.
A treasure trove of handmade gifts and crafts with quality stallholders selling unique and interesting gifts not readily available on the high street.
Catch a Steam Train Into Haworth This Christmas!
The Keighley And Worth Valley Railway at Christmas is incredibly popular with children able to meet Santa, and his helpers, on a real steam train! Arriving at Oxenhope Station, you’ll take a seat in your very own private compartment and enjoy a steam train ride to ‘Kringle Town’ where you’ll meet Santa and his many elf helpers. We strongly suggest you book tickets now.
Haworth Christmas Festival 2023
The Bronte Parsonage Museum are holding workshops and other activities over the Christmas period and there’s a craft fair in the schoolrooms too. The key weekend Christmas dates are:
Sat 2 December: Light up Haworth – as the day turns to night, the large Christmas tree, archway of lights at the top and over a hundred of Christmas trees in between transforms the street into a magical Christmas scene.
Sun 3 December: Haworth Rotary Santa Park Run – details to follow
Sat 9 & Sun10 December: Torchlight Procession Weekend – the popular procession is at 5pm on both days with Carols from the bottom of Main Street to the top. Torches are available to purchase and there’s a craft fair on both days at the Schoolrooms too.
Sat 16 & Sun 17 December: Festive Music Weekend – with traditional Yorkshire brass bands and craft fair is at the Schoolrooms.
Sat 23 & Sun 24 December: Nativity Parade with Donkeys Weekend – popular procession singing carols, seeking ‘a room at the inn’ and craft fair at the Schoolrooms.
We strongly suggest you book your accommodation well in advance.
Haworth Steampunk Weekend 2024
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th May 2024
You will see Steampunk Victorian / Edwardian fashion, Steampunk vehicles, dancers, tea duelling, best dressed, Steampunk accessories and Steampunk traders.
Steampunks gather to socialise, shop and be entertained whilst taking in the lovely atmosphere and pretty surrounds.
This is annual charity event raised money for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice last year. We strongly suggest you book tickets now.
Yorkshire Health & Wellbeing Festival
Saturday 11th May, 10am to 4pm
At the Victoria Hall in Keighley (a few miles away) with complementary health practitioners and over 50 stalls. Find out about how your body heals itself with nature’s own remedies and treatments.
Raffle tickets are £1 each, available on the door.
We strongly suggest you book tickets now. They are only £5 online or £5 on the door
Haworth 1940s Festival 2024
Fri 17, Sat 18 & Sun 19 May 2024
Haworth hosts one of the biggest and best festival of the 1940’s with lots of mini-events taking place across the UK.
The village is transformed with decorations, stalls and re-enactments along Main Street and the park. 1940s dances with swing bands are held at various venues during the evenings.
Join us in a 1940s costume for lots of dancing and merriment.
The Haworth 1940s Festival is over a weekend and is a spectacular, must-see event. We strongly suggest you book your accommodation for next year.
KWVR Beer & Music Festival 2024
Usually October - to be confirmed
The railway is transformed into a 5 mile beer festival with bars at Oxenhope (every day), Ingrow (Friday to Sunday) and Keighley (Friday & Saturday). Our steam trains will also convey on-train bars from Friday to Sunday.
Music will be in the Exhibition Hall at Oxenhope station and in the marquee at Ingrow station.
There are weekend rover tickets and day tickets available for riding on the trains. There are also tickets for just access to the festival site on Friday & Saturday: £15, reduced to £10 after 8pm (on a first come, first served basis).
See the website for full ticketing details for the festival. We strongly suggest you book tickets now.
Bronte Vintage Gathering 2024
Date to be confirmed
At Bronte Vintage Gathering is embarking on its 24th year have raised over a massive £535,000 over the years, not including 2023. Last year’s event hosted:
Animals – There’s Wharfedale terrier racing, the usual fun and mayhem, bring your pooch and have a go. Pendle dog agility displaying their fabulous dogs and skills, also doing the have a go with your own dog, fun and chaos! There’s SMJ falconry with all their beautiful birds and their exciting ferret racing. The lovely Eileen and team with the ever popular Blackpool donkeys.
Fairground – there with both adult and children’s rides, bouncy castles will be there and you really must try the clay pigeon shooting. Loads of vintage vehicle exhibitors of all types. We have some gorgeous food and beers to enjoy along with the craft stall marquee and trade stands for shopping. Space still available for these.
Auction – The Saturday evening auction sells anything and everything so clear out and sell your goods or have a browse and find a gem you’ve been searching for! Free entry to the beer tent on Saturday night with live music from Night Patrol so should be a cracking night.
Auction – Sunday at 2pm we have the auction of donated goods on a trailer near the craft tent, some really lovely things there.
We strongly suggest you book accommodation as soon as you can.