• Welcome to


    Friday 14 - Sunday 16 October

    A varied and exciting programme, from comedy to classical music,
    and including our popular family dog show!

    Something for everyone!

    Click here for our 'Events' page and see details of our nine events over this long weekend.

    Click here for Wetherby Festival Fringe Events - new this year!

     Look out for the Wetherby Festival brochure with full details
    which will be delivered to your home early September.
    (Please book early to avoid disappointment!)


    and looking ahead to next year...

    Wetherby Festival 2017
    promises to be a full week of varied and popular events

    Do you have the time and skills to help?

    It is rewarding and exciting work that will benefit all the residents of Wetherby
    and surrounding area,  and you will have fun along the way!

    If you can help at all, please email Robert Haskins: rjhaskins@gmail.com,
    or Tel. 01937 580217


    Our 2016 Sponsors

    The Festival committee would like to express their sincere
    thanks and appreciation to the following for their
    generous financial support, sponsorship and gifts,
    without which the Festival would not survive:


    Leeds City Council
    (Well-being funding is awarded by your local fund members
    through the Inner North East Area Committee)


    Wetherby Town Council

    Hart Law

    Renton and Parr

    A1 Press

    Yorkshire Building Society

    The Country Store, Collingham

    Parkhill Vets


    To sponsor or find out more about becoming a sponsor…

    please email us at wetherbyfestivalsec@hotmail.co.uk

    Click here to see photos of the 2015 events

    An exciting and full programme which cetainly had something for everyone! 
    From Literary Lunches, Beatles Tribute Band, Cookery Demonstrations,
    Orchestras and Swing Bands ...
    to our hugely successful Dog Show! 



    About Wetherby Arts Festival

    Wetherby Festival is one of the town’s real treasures, and 2016 will be the
    39th year!

    Back in 1977, Jonathan Bailey (who was the Vicar of Wetherby at that time)
    was pondering the idea of setting up an arts festival for the town,
    and soon got into lively and productive discussion with festival director Ted Kilner. 

    Plans were soon underway, and a Festival has been held regularly since then,
    with prominent arts figures gracing our town over the years, including:
    Stephan Grappelli and Humphrey Lyttelton,
    folk scene superstars Kate Rusby and Kathryn Tickell,
    the highest profiles from the acting profession,
    including Honor Blackman,
    and many more besides!

    We were delighted when the Rt Revd Jonathan Bailey KCVO,
    who was by then the Bishop of Derby, returned to our town in 2007
    to help us celebrate and to lead our Festival Service in our Parish Church. 
    It was with great sadness that the festival board heard of his passing in December, 2008.



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