A popular annual event in Uppermill is Yanks Weekend. Officially known as “Yanks are back in Saddleworth”, the two-day event will be held over the weekend of the 8th and 9th of August in 2020.
Expect 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 and Spitfire.
This annual festival celebrates the Hollywood movie “YANKS” starring Richard Gere and Vanessa Redgrave that was filmed in Uppermill and Dobcross in 1979.
For two days the people of Saddleworth, and especially Uppermill transform themselves and their villages into a replica of World War II wartime Britain.
It’s a really fun weekend, even if you are not interested in dressing up, and its great opportunity to see the whole community of Saddleworth come together to enjoy themselves.
Pots & Pans Cottage has already been booked up for the Yanks weekend, however, there are plenty more dates available in 2020. Click below to view the prices and availability of Pots & Pans Cottage and make a booking.
See the official “Yanks are back in Saddleworth” page for more details, or 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.
Cheers and beers and Yanks!
Click below to see a list of the events and festivals going on in 2019/20 in Saddleworth.