Yanks Weekend 2023

Yanks Weekend is a popular annual event in Uppermill. Officially known as “Yanks are back in Saddleworth”, the two-day event turns the village into 1940’s wartime England for the weekend.

The 2023 Yanks Weekend dates have not yet been announced (or even if it will go ahead), hopefully, this will be held over a weekend in early August 2023. More details are to be given as and when a decision is made.

There will still be plenty going on in Uppermill and Saddleworth. A Facebook page was set up that listed all the activities of the ‘war-time weekend’ in 2022, this may provide more information nearer the time.

This annual festival, first held 20 years ago, celebrates the Hollywood movie “YANKS”  starring Richard Gere and Vanessa Redgrave that was filmed in Uppermill and Dobcross in 1979. The weekend would normally include incredible costumes, wartime entertainment and music, dancing, military vehicle parade, American classic cars, a funfair, exhibitions and lots of local pub entertainment, if the weather is OK there is even a flyover from a Lancaster Bomber. But not this year.

The Movie Yanks was filmed in Saddleworth

See the official “Yanks are back in Saddleworth” page for more details on the weekend’s events or look at their Facebook page which has more up-to-date information. Visit David Schofield Images to see some great pictures from the 2017 event – he’s also got some amazing photographs of Saddleworth on there as well.

Pots & Pans Cottage has already been booked up for the Yanks weekend in 2023, however, there are quite a few cottages available to book around Saddleworth on Trip Advisor or Airbnb. There are some splendid log cabins at Dovestone Reservoir and there is an absolutely fantastic campsite called Well-i-hole Farm in a beautiful setting, literally next door to the park-and-ride site. If you are interested in camping then visit their website for more information. The farm can cater for tents, motorhomes, trailer tents, and caravans.

If you are interested in staying at Pots & Pans Cottage on another occasion there are plenty more dates available in  2022 and 2023. Click below to view the prices and availability of Pots & Pans Cottage and make a booking.

Cheers and beers and Yanks!


Click below to see a list of the events and festivals going on in 2022 and 2023  in Saddleworth and further afield.

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