The Yorkshire Motorsport Festival returns to Holmfirth in June and it promises to be bigger, better and greener than last year’s inaugural event.

The festival went ahead last summer despite being compromised by Covid-19 restrictions and organisers have pledged a fantastic, safe event for all the family – and not just petrolheads!

This year’s event takes place on June 24, 25 and 26.

Festival CEO Michael McErlain said: “This year we’re pulling out all the stops to create an even bigger festival that not only celebrates all that’s great about British motorsport but creates three amazing days out for all the family with a wide range of events and entertainment.”

With cars and motorsport the centrepiece to the festival, visitors can experience the thrills of live motorsport action around the iconic 0.8 mile Wolfstone Hill Climb, which will play host to three days of events covering a wide range of different vehicle classes.

Organised by the Mid-Derbyshire Motor Club, under licence from UK Motorsport UK, this closed road event will see the return of cars from across the decades, competing against the clock on a challenging course through the stunning West Yorkshire countryside.

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Away from the hill climb action, visitors can enjoy events of every shape and size in the fields on a 25-acre site with a family funfair, activities for kids including a funfair, Vander’s Superheroes / Jez Avery Stunts and historic racing car simulators.

There’s also numerous vehicle displays, with cars, tractors, NASCAR Trucks, stock cars, plus supercars and luxury marques to cast your envious eye on.

Visitors can also enjoy a fantastic line up of food and drink, provided by D&J Catering and Huddersfield’s Special Event Bars. And there’s the Yorkshire Shopping Village, celebrating the very best of handmade Yorkshire-made crafts and gifts.

For music lovers, the festival has put together a line-up of live music acts  on the main stage on Friday and Saturday, featuring Huddersfield-based Fiery Biscuit, Abba tribute band Abbarella, Sass and The Groove and the Tone Junkies. There’s also live music in the fields on Sunday from Sheffield songster Adrian Paris.

Visitors looking for a VIP experience can enjoy luxury hospitality in the festival’s Premier Hospitality Enclosure, or the more informal setting of the No10 bar @ The Festival.

Aside from the entertainment, the festival aims to inspire new generations of young people to enter the automotive engineering industry in its Palmer Foundation Engineering Village where visitors can explore careers, apprenticeships and talk to the experts.

And with sustainability on everyone’s agenda, the Electric Avenue explores the latest technologies and innovations in electric vehicles.

No time to be sheepish…

As a motorsport festival the organisers are deeply conscious of the impact of the combustion engine on the environment, which is why both last year and this, they remain committed to a wide range of green initiatives.

These include the investment of £20k in improvements to the festival site, and the exploration with Holme Valley Parish Council’s Climate Emergency Committee of plans to plant a carbon offset YMSF orchard.

This year’s Festival at Holmfirth takes place on June 24, 25 and 26. Tickets can be bought online and start at £30 for an adult day pass and £10 for children.

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