Rippondenfest2016

Iconlogo Welcome to the Ripponden Festival Website

Ripponden is a vibrant village located in the heart of the Ryburn Valley in West Yorkshire

Whether you love the great rural outdoors or prefer shopping, good food and fine ales, Ripponden has a lot to offer.

Ripponden has been included in the 2014 The Sunday Times’s annual Best Places to Live in Britain list.

We have one the of the oldest pubs in Yorkshire, The Old Bridge Inn and a superb wedding and function venue, The Fleece Inn.

We have restaurants and shops that draw upon food and craft culture from all across the world.

Ripponden has the beautiful 17th century church, St Bartholomew’s in the heart of the village

Film location for ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ and ‘Happy Valley’ and other dramas

Ripponden was proud to part of the ‘Tour de France’ route near to the longest continuous hill climb in the UK

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Iconlogo Ripponden Festival Christmas Market 3rd December 2016

The countdown has begun for the brightest and best Christmas in Ripponden – ever.

Plans are well underway for the largest Christmas event the village has ever seen – a Christmas market complete with animals, live music and stalls galore full of festive fare.

Ripponden Festival group is working together with St Bartholomew’s Church to host this full day of activity on Saturday 3 December – with all proceeds from the day will be going towards church funds.

Stalls will be both inside the church and outside, spilling onto the car park opposite and in front of The Bridge Inn. The range of goods available will include arts and crafts, artisan food, gifts, local wines and much more.

Meanwhile, Ripponden will be open for business too. All shops and businesses are competing in a best Christmas window competition. Visitors to the market will be encouraged to go around the village and judge the shop windows – the winner of which will be announced at the market.

Local school choirs are also being encouraged to participate in a carol competition, performing alongside local musicians and groups to add a festive feel of the day.

Donkeys, a barrel organ and Christmas lighting throughout the market will complement the festive feel.

Look out for posters and leaflets around the village advertising the event.

On the Day

Looking for a truly fantastic festive shopping experience? Look no further than the first Ripponden Festival Christmas Market.

Enjoy the sights, smells and sounds as you wander around the market; we guarantee the aroma of warming mulled wine, cider and freshly baked mince pies

We also have the famous Old Bridge Inn award winning Pie & Peas and German Bratwurst Sausages

Meet the Market Makers

Name Products Website
The Chapel Bank Smokehouse ** Festival Sponsor **
We are a small family run smokehouse based in Ripponden producing high quality smoked produce from traditional smoked salmon, hot roast salmons and mackerels, kippers, oak smoked chicken & duck to fresh smoked haddock chowders, smoked cheeses, bacons and speciality hams.
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The Larder Deli - Ripponden The Larder Delicatessen is a long established independent family run business in Ripponden located in the Ryburn Valley of West Yorkshire. Website
Luddenden Valley Wines Fruit Wines & Liqueurs made at our smallholding in Luddenden Village, from ingredients grown by ourselves or sourced locally. Website
Yorkshire Dama Cheese Yorkshire Dama Cheese is a story of inspirational bravery by a woman who refused to let her circumstances define or constrain her. It is about finding a new place to call home and new experiences which has lead to the creation of a British multi-award winning cheese and dairy company. . Website
Pure North Cider Press A carefully chosen blend of apples, fermented naturally, and full of anti-oxidants. All our ciders are lovingly nurtured, pressed by hand and delivered with care Website
Fruity Tipples We are a small family firm making quality award winning fruit flavoured vodka liqueurs. All made with GT 15 2-starreal fruit and no added preservatives , concentrates or artificial flavours. We use carefully selected varieties of fruit to make sure the end product looks great, but more importantly tastes great. Website
Ripponden Christmas Tree Farm Ripponden Christmas Tree Farm was set up in 2007 and now has a plantation of almost 7,000 trees. We supply a wide range of Nordman Fir (non-drop) and Norway Spruce trees from 3ft to 14ft in height. We also stock a range of other species up to approx 8ft in height.. Website
Angelcare - Halifax ** Festival Sponsor **
We are a domicillary Care Provider covering Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield areas. Angelcare pride ourselves in providing that personal touch, both our Directors still provide care in the community to stay focused on what is really important to us, the people recieving the service.
Website
Top Door Espresso Top Door Espresso will be offering a range of handmade brownies and blondies and seasonal coffee beans/ground coffee.
Phoenix Cards Greetings cards and accessories
Yorkshire Air Ambulance ** Festival Sponsor **
The Charity was set up in 2000 and with the addition of the second Air Ambulance in October 2007, we were the first Air Ambulance in the UK to own and operate a Dedicated Air Desk in the UK
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The Little Yorkshire Biscuit Company Artisan biscuit collections. Bespoke hand iced biscuits - a unique and personal creation to make any occasion special. Say it with biscuits! Website
Oat Cuisine Est.2013 Producing a huge assortment of Sweet & Savoury Flapjacks in all sorts of shapes & sizes ! Website
Planksy Planksy makes bespoke items by giving pallets a new lease of life. All handmade from recycled wood Website
Eternal Sparke We specialise in pre loved diamond and precious stone rings including Georgian and Victorian jewellery.
Dollop Stir Beautiful vintage silver plated cutlery hand stamped with quirky or personalised messages. A perfect gift for any occasion £10 to £25 Website
Craggies We are a family run business of 3rd generation butchers, bakers and yes we even have a candlestick maker in our family tree! We have been running Deli Belge in Sowerby Bridge over the last few year, and Craggies is our new venture (we still have Deli Belge too). Website
Karen Shaw Offering an array of freshly baked cakes
Crafty Beggars Hand Made Crafts
Party Lights Fragranced wax melts, tea lights, candles and much much more
Angel Delights Jewellery & Gifts
Crafty Beggars Hand Made Crafts Website

Located in the main Old Bridge Inn carpark. Local school choirs and The Queensbury Band will be performing alongside local musicians and groups to add a festive feel of the day.

St John’s Rishworth School Choir – 13:00

  

Ripponden School Choir – 13:15

VADA Elf the Musical Performance – 13:45

Paul Temple Entertainment Punch & Judy – 14:00

  

Sowerby School Choir – 14:15

Traingle School Choir – 14:45

  

Queensbury Brass Band – 15:00

  

Paul Temple Entertainment Punch & Judy – 16:00

Santa's Grotto is located in the Community Centre

There will be marshals on site throughout the day and we also have a first aider onsite

Our Safeguarding Officer is Louise Cahill - 07889 400536

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The Old Bridge Inn- Ripponden

The Old Bridge Inn, Country Pub and Restaurant in Ripponden, just outside Halifax and Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. This ancient inn has changed little over the last 700 years. As you approach it over the old packhorse bridge, and enter into this charming, civilised hostelry, there will always be a warm welcome from your third generation hosts Tim and Lindsay Walker and staff.

Visit Website 01422 822595

Fleece

The Fleece Inn - Ripponden

Crowned Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub of 2015 by Welcome To Yorkshire, The Fleece Inn is a renowned pub, restaurant, wedding/function venue and inn, situated in the rolling hills of the Ryburn Valley, Calderdale. After reopening in late 2012, The Fleece has gone from strength to strength, offering consistently great food, friendly service, and it’s famous panoramic views.

Visit Website 01422 820687

Jla

JLA Limited - Ripponden

We do a lot at JLA. Whether we’re developing our latest products and services, providing award-winning 7-day breakdown cover across the UK, liaising with Government bodies on health guidelines or keeping our warehouse fully stocked with an inventory of over 350,000 parts, we’re always busy.

Visit Website 01422 822282

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The Milestone - Ripponden

The Milestone Ripponden offers a modern dining experience in a rural setting. We have put our own spin on city centre style food, and brought it to the village of Ripponden! We have made a name for ourselves by serving a fantastic range of pizzas, burgers, meat, fish and sharing boxes, alongside much more. Since opening in 2010, The Milestone has become the hub of the bustling village of Ripponden, happily welcoming diners and drinkers alike!

Visit Website 01422 822821

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VG Estate Agency

VG Estate Agent was established in January 2002. Our office is situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Ripponden, West Yorkshire. We are an independent agent covering all aspects of residential sales, lettings and property management. We care about our service and are committed to offering excellent value for all our clients.

Visit Website 01422 822227

Smokehouse

The Chapelbank Smokehouse

We are a small family run smokehouse based in Ripponden producing high quality smoked produce from traditional smoked salmon, hot roast salmons and mackerels, kippers, oak smoked chicken & duck to fresh smoked haddock chowders, smoked cheeses, bacons and speciality hams.

Visit Website 01422 822643

Yaa

Yorkshire Air Ambulance

It may surprise you to know that the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives across Yorkshire. In fact as a Charity we only receive help through secondment of paramedics from the NHS, through Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust. To keep both of Yorkshire's air ambulances in the air we need to raise £12,000 per day.

Visit Website 01422 237900

Angelcare

Angelcare UK Limited - Halifax

We are a domicillary Care Provider covering Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield areas. Angelcare pride ourselves in providing that personal touch, both our Directors still provide care in the community to stay focused on what is really important to us, the people recieving the service.

Visit Website 01422 351369

Lastpost

The Last Post - Social House

Serving great beers, ales, wines, and spirits seven days a week and not forgetting all the latest sporting action that BT and Sky Sports have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Visit Website 01422 706879

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Develop

DSales (UK) Ltd is the exclusive UK distributor for the DEVELOP range of digital multifunctional devices, supplying through a national network of independent office equipment dealers. Based in West Yorkshire, DSales are entirely independent and have grown rapidly to become the largest DEVELOP distributorship in the world.

Visit Website 0844 980 0377

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Charnock Bates - Ripponden

With offices in Halifax, Ripponden and London our experienced and friendly team will help you every step of the way, in either buying, selling or letting your home. We also provide a range of specialist services including Auctions and Rental Property Management.

Visit Website 01422 380 100