A flower festival, a car boot sale, painting exhibition and horseback fun rides make up the first Birdsall festival this weekend.
The bank holiday weekend event starts on Friday and runs until Monday August 26.
“It’s the first time we have planned such an ambitious programme of activities here at Birdsall,” said organisers James and Cara Willoughby.
“We are very excited to open up the church, beautiful park and estate to the concert goers, flower lovers, car boot fans and riders.
“We’ve had a good response so far with ticket sales and car boot inquiries, and anticipate a good visitor turn-out with attractions for people of all ages,” said Caroline.
The festivities will raise funds for St Mary’s Church, Birdsall, and the Middleton Hunt Supporters Club.
The weekend starts with a concert featurng local opera singers Catherine and Neil Griffiths in St Mary’s Church, Birdsall.
The flower festival – theme A Year in Rural Life – will run alongside local landscape paintings by York-based artist Malcolm Ludvigson
The Birdsall House car boot sale takes place on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
The fun horse ride will take place on Monday, starting from the Park between 9am to noon. There are two routes, using bridleways and quiet laes, one of four miles and the other of 10 miles.