Come and join us in the picturesque village of Kirkleatham in North Yorkshire for the eco-friendly, family friendly festival of the year. We’ll be going old school with our hand made pies, pastries, breads & sweet treats on a traditional market stall. There’s plenty to keep you entertained and well fed.

Local producers, vintage finds, live music, interactive demonstrations, street food – just a great day out!

Come and say hello, grab a pie and get involved.

About The Festival of Thrift

The first Festival of Thrift took place in 2013 at Lingfield Point in Darlington. Now in it’s 6th year, this community focussed event keeps going from strength to strength.

In 2016, at the invitation of Redcar and Cleveland  Borough Council, the Festival moved location to the beautiful  Kirkleatham Museum & Grounds in Redcar. Over 35,000 people came along to be entertained, inspired and educated about how to live thriftily and sustainably in style.

The Festival’s Aims

  • Build a unique and distinctive, fun, sustainable national event which draws positive media attention to our partners, Tees Valley and the North East.

  • Celebrate the heritage and contribute to the future prosperity of Tees Valley and its industry.

  • Ensure wider economic benefit through encouraging extended visitor spend on travel, accommodation, restaurants and businesses.

  • Contribute to community cohesion through targeting communities with less access to cultural activities.

  • Highlight the skills and creativity of the region’s artists and craftspeople, to inspire people of all ages to learn old ways, and find new ways to be creative in their ever y day lives.

  • Promote the concept of sustainable living and be a voice for sustainable issues globally and locally.