RYEDALE had a bumper Bank Holiday - despite the unseasonal weather.

On Sunday, the 19th annual Kirkbymoorside 10k took place with people lining the streets to support the runners.

Race director Dave Pearson said: “This was my fifth time race directing this race and I am really proud of how well supported it is. It wouldn’t be possible without our small army of volunteers and I am eternally grateful to them for their help.”

Also on Sunday was the 17th Beadlam Charity Tractor Run, in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Malcolm Pearson, one of the organisers, said: “The town’s brass band led over 160 tractors through Kirkbymoorside, watched by good crowds, creating a fantastic atmosphere for everyone to experience. Huge thanks to everyone who makes this event happen.”

Showery weather failed to deter families turning out in force for Sinnington’s Bank Holiday May Fair. A large crowd gathered to watch children from the village primary school perform their traditional Maypole dancing with accordionist Richard Haynes.

Jane Staley, one of the event’s organiser, said: “In true British style everyone just got on with eating their ice cream in the rain and many events saw record numbers joining in.”

Funds raised at the fair will go towards supporting a number of village groups, the school and the village hall.

In Slingsby, the annual scarecrow festival saw 41 entries. The winners were, first, Groot and Rocket by the Conyers family, second Stick Man and Family by Archie Raines and third Dobby by Penny Xander’s mum.

Samantha Maw, one of the organisers, said: “The pop-up cafe was good and the stalls went well. The crowds also came out to support the may pole dancing.”