An annual festival has been held in Knaresborough since 1996 when the Knaresborough Festival was founded by the late Derrick van Zelst and his son Robin and this ran successfully for five years. In 2001 a new group of volunteers came on board and the annual event was renamed feva.
Ten years later, feva has become a fully fledged festival, run for the community by the community. It attracts many visitors to Knaresborough, giving a welcome boost to many businesses. As a not-for profit organisation feva is always interested to hear from people who want to get involved