• Welcome to


    Post Festival Note:
    The Wetherby Festival 2016 weekend was a huge success!
    Thanks to all the organisers, helpers, performers, and the people of the
    Wetherby area for supporting our events!

    Click here for photos

    Friday 14 - Sunday 16 October

    *Click here for details on how to book your tickets from 1st September!

    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: festival.chairman@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
    The Wellbeing Funding is awarded by your local Ward Members through the
    North East Community Committee

    Wetherby Town Council

    Hart Law

    Renton and Parr

    A1 Press

    Yorkshire Building Society

    The Country Store, Collingham

    Parkhill Vets


    And thanks to Wetherby Lions and
    The Rotary Club for their much appreciated involvement and assistance

    To sponsor or find out more about becoming a sponsor or getting involved…

    please email festival.chairman@gmail.com


    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!

    Click here to read about the history of Wetherby Festival 

    An encouraging letter from Founder Member, Ted Kilner

    "As Founder Member, Life Member and erstwhile Director of Wetherby Festival,
    you have no idea how pleased I was to hear that the Festival has risen
    like a phoenix - after the thousands of hours spent creating the Constitution,
    acquiring Charitable Status and creating Company Status,
    and presenting many Festivals in my thirty-two years' association. 
    I wish you well.
    It seems you have gathered an experienced team together
    but if you ever need any help please let me know!
    I hope to come over, probably to the Literary Lunch (I have not missed one yet!) 
    Keep up the good work. All the best,Ted Kilner."


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