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Holgate Windmill: 250 Years Exhibition
Saturday 6 - Sunday 7 June 2020
Come and visit to see inside this fascinating piece of our nation’s heritage including visiting our new exhibition “Holgate Windmill: 250 years”, which is part of the York Festival of Ideas, and find out all about the history of the mill. Entry is £3 for adults, £1 for Children (aged 5-18). Entry is free to members of the Holgate Windmill Preservation Society. Visit our mill shop for flour and other mill merchandise.
250th Anniversary Party
Saturday 13 June 2020
Holgate Windmill, Windmill Rise, Holgate, York
250th Anniversary party at the mill. All welcome to join us as we officially mark our anniversary year. A procession up Windmill Rise accompanied by York RI Golden Rail brass band will be followed by birthday cake, food, Ebor Morris Dancers and other local musical entertainment. Dressing up in historic millers costumes is optional but will add to the atmosphere.
Guided History Tour Of Holgate
Sunday 21 June 2020
Meet At The Fox Inn At 2pm
Discover the history of Holgate, from its origins as a rural retreat to the coming of the railways, in a guided walk around the village by Anna Cook, HWPS archivist. Learn about some of Holgate’s famous inhabitants and how this tiny hamlet contributed on the world stage. Meet at The Fox Inn car park at 2pm. No booking required, collection for Holgate Windmill.
Pinwheels And Mill Towers
Sunday 5 July 2020
Holgate Windmill, Windmill Rise, Holgate, York
Windmill Open Day and a drop in craft activity session on pinwheels and mill towers. Come and visit to see inside this fascinating piece of our nation's heritage in our 250th anniversary year. Entry to the mill is £3 for adults, £1 for Children (aged 5-18). Entry is free to members of the Holgate Windmill Preservation Society.
Flatbread Making Drop In Session
Saturday 18 July 2020
Holgate Windmill, Windmill Rise, Holgate, York
Fancy making flatbread then why not have a go at our drop in session between 11am and 1pm?
Guided History Tour Of Holgate
Sunday 19 July 2020
Meet At The Fox Inn At 2pm
Discover the history of Holgate, from its origins as a rural retreat to the coming of the railways, in a guided walk around the village by Anna Cook, HWPS archivist. Learn about some of Holgate’s famous inhabitants and how this tiny hamlet contributed on the world stage. Meet at The Fox Inn car park at 2pm. No booking required, collection for Holgate Windmill.
Display Of Models Of 16th Century Mills
Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 August 2020
Holgate Windmill, Windmill Rise, Holgate, York
Come and see the display of 16th Century model mills, modern draughtsman drawings and original sketches. Meet the model maker, Richard Green, who also built the Holgate Windmill on display in the mill, to find out what was involved in creating these superbly detailed models. Entry to the mill is £3 for adults, £1 for Children (aged 5-18). Entry is free to members of the Holgate Windmill Preservation Society. Visit our mill shop for flour and other mill merchandise.
Guided History Tour Of Holgate
Sunday 2 August 2020
Meet At The Fox Inn At 2pm
Discover the history of Holgate, from its origins as a rural retreat to the coming of the railways, in a guided walk around the village by Anna Cook, HWPS archivist. Learn about some of Holgate’s famous inhabitants and how this tiny hamlet contributed on the world stage. Meet at The Fox Inn car park at 2pm. No booking required, collection for Holgate Windmill.
Art Show
Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 September 2020
Holgate Windmill, Windmill Rise, Holgate, York
Art Show “What the Mill means to you”. We welcome all contributions in any art forms (paintings, drawings, photos, poetry etc.) to display the strength of connection to our mill throughout our community.

Open both days between 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Guided History Tour Of Holgate
Sunday 6 September 2020
Meet At The Fox Inn At 2pm
Discover the history of Holgate, from its origins as a rural retreat to the coming of the railways, in a guided walk around the village by Anna Cook, HWPS archivist. Learn about some of Holgate’s famous inhabitants and how this tiny hamlet contributed on the world stage. Meet at The Fox Inn car park at 2pm. No booking required, collection for Holgate Windmill.
Art Show
Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 September 2020
Holgate Windmill, Windmill Rise, Holgate, York
Open day including Art Show “What the Mill means to you”. We welcome all contributions in any art forms (paintings, drawings, photos, poetry etc.) to display the strength of connection to our mill throughout our community.
Open from 11am to 4pm both days.
Baking Competition
Saturday 3 - Sunday 4 October 2020
Holgate Windmill, Windmill Rise, Holgate, York
Windmill open day and Baking competition. Lots of event categories will offer the chance to test your creativity, taste or engineering skills! Mill prizes and rosettes to be won.
Bread Plaits And Wheatsheaf Making
Saturday 17 October 2020
Holgate Windmill, Windmill Rise, Holgate, York
Wondered how bakers make bread wheatsheafs then why not come along to our drop in session on Saturday between 11am and 4pm?

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