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Firstly we would like to thank the thousands of you who responded to last year’s survey, the results of which were certainly enlightening. Having analysed the results we are excited about the changes we are implementing and hope that you will be too.
INTO THE VALLEY RE-INVENTED – NEW LOCATION @ HOME FARM, SLEDMERE, Nr DRIFFIELD, EAST YORKSHIRE
Following the issues with the weather last year and the exposure to the elements in South Dalton we are pleased to announce that after an exhaustive search we have located what we think is the most unique rally site we have ever used and will offer a new experience to rally goers old and new.
The site consists of a number of camping areas all situated within walled gardens (3 meter high walls!!!) which should protect us all from the harshest weather mother nature can test us with. There will also be a large communal bonfire area adjacent to the camping area to warm the cockles if you get particularly chilly, you will also be able to get a hot drink here courtesy of the CMA to sit around the fire with or on the way back to your tent, there may even be a sausage or two available.
There are also two large linked heated Brick built Victorian Barns, one of which will be the main bar and eating area (this will remain open 24 hours a day) and the second will be the entertainment area. On the subject of entertainment, this will now start early on Friday afternoon in the main bar area.
A variety of trade stalls will ensure that you can fulfil your shopping urges throughout the weekend. As part of the Valleys reinvention Yorkshire MAG are running the bar. As well has having a large selection of beer in cans form as cheap as £1.25 a can, we have enlisted the support of the Yorkshire Brewing Company who will supply our real ales and lagers and these will be priced from £2.00 a pint. This value for money quality bar also includes spirits at £2.00 a shot with free mixers.
As an integral part of the changes we are introducing this year and as a result of the findings in the survey we are for the first time in our history allowing access to our events for bikers in cars. These car passes will be limited in number and will ensure that those who are no longer able to ride or for their own reasons would simply like to use an alternative method of transport can now do so and still enjoy the events that they have supported for many years. No changes are planned for car drivers with a blue badge. If the weather dictates that travel may not be bike friendly we will put on social media that ticket holders will be able to arrive in car so no need to weather watch as we have all eventualities covered.
Due to the venue change and a restriction on numbers the event will now be a pre-book only event. So book now to avoid disappointment as we expect tickets to sell quickly given the feedback we have already received.
Full weekend tickets – £25 (pre-book only) • Saturday only ticket – £18 (limited number available) • Kids tickets are FREE but must be pre-booked • Car Pass (limited) – £20, a copy of a driving license with full bike entitlement will be required to obtain a car pass and the car pass applicant must be driving the car on arrival to the event. These can only be booked over the phone by calling 0800 988 3199.
FARMYARD PARTY – HELMSLEY, NORTH YORKSHIRE
Now in our 31st year we aim to make this one bigger and better, with more music and entertainment than ever before.
We are already well underway with the organisation of the biggest event on our calendar and a good percentage of the bands have already been booked. Unlike previous years where we have not disclosed who is playing where and when, we will release a full band and entertainment line-up on our website as and when they are confirmed.
Again looking at the comments and feedback from the survey has enabled us to offer a more diverse selection of music ensuring that everyone should be able to find music to their taste in one of our 4 main entertainment areas/bars. The biggest change will be to Crustie’s Bar – (The one with the sofas) which will now be offering a chilled out acoustic weekend starting early on Friday afternoon, with more than one appearance from Mr Scott Dangleberry Wardell and his many musical friends. We are also planning a number of additional motorcycle related performances which will take place over the course of the weekend.
Full weekend tickets – £37 pre-book • £50 on the gate • Thursday tickets – £5 (can only be purchased along with a full weekend ticket) • Saturday only ticket – £25 (limited number available) • Kids tickets are FREE but must be pre-booked • Car Pass (limited number available) – £20, a copy of a driving license with full bike entitlement will be required to obtain a car pass and the car pass applicant must be driving the car on arrival to the event. These can only be booked over the phone by calling 0800 988 3199.
YORKSHIRE PUDDING – ESCRICK, Nr YORK
Pudding is in its fifth year at Escrick Estate out of the 14 years Yorkshire MAG has been organising it. The rally still sells out on pre-book ticket sales every year so its first come first served for anyone who wishes to attend Yorkshire MAG’s last rally of the season.
The Yorkshire Pudding offers a friendly chilled atmosphere with great weather. It has two marquees for entertainment, one hosting a big stage with bands playing both nights and a comedy show during the day on Saturday. The other smaller marquee is a more chilled real ale marquee with a small stage with artists playing both evenings. A great selection of traders selling bike related stuff and food vans selling top notch food from pizza, fish and chips, burgers, curry, to donuts. As with all our rallies we make sure the best toilet providers work twenty four hours a day to keep everything clean and fresh for you. All our rallies have twenty four hour litter pickers so none of our sites have a litter build up and you have a clean and fresh rally site every morning.
Full weekend tickets – £25 (pre-book only) • Saturday only ticket – £18 (limited number available) • Kids tickets are FREE but must be pre-booked.
For further updates keep an eye on our website www.farmyardparty.com or Facebook page Yorkshire MAG Events and Rallies