Due to Le Grand Depart and Tour De France Event (Sat 5th - Sun 6th July '14).
There will be an event on the High Street in Skipton on Sunday 6th July in place of Sheep Day
The good news is that Skipton will hold a weekend of events across the weekend of Saturday 5th July and Sunday 6th July around the big cycle race with entertainment for all to enjoy around the Town. Further information on Le Grand Depart / Tour De France by clicking HERE.
Welcome to ‘Sheep Town’ – Skipton, the Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales!
The name ‘Skipton’ really does mean ‘Sheep Town’! For hundreds of years sheep from all over the Dales were bought and sold on Skipton High Street every week. Today, our wonderful Market Town still holds a regular market on the High Street on four days each week – but you’d struggle to buy a sheep there (although you certainly can buy one at the Auction Mart on the edge of the Town)!
Once a year, though, we like to pay tribute to our heritage and bring sheep back onto the High Street - and that’s where Sheep Day comes from!
But it isn’t just about Sheep. It’s about the rich heritage of Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales. It’s about countryside crafts and skills, it’s about bringing the countryside into town – and it’s about having a great family day out!
Unfortunately for 2014 Sheep Day has had to be cancelled as it would have been the same weekend of the Tour De France coming through Skipton. We apologise for this and the event will be back in 2015.