Welcome to Stanhope Show

The annual Stanhope Show is County Durham's premier agricultural show. A traditional Dales agricultural show where visitors can browse a wonderful display of the finest livestock, produce and crafts that the Durham Dales have to offer. The show is held on the second weekend in September in the picturesque surrounds of Unthank Park.

Keep the dates  - Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of September 2018!

Trade Stand Applications

With over 20,000 visitors annual visitors to Stanhope Show exhibiting with your business or organisation is a fantastic way to get your product or service seen.  Trade Stand applications and information are available to download here

The Knights of Nottingham @ Stanhope Show

Saturday 8th September 2018

For sword swinging, medieval jousting this act cannot be beaten!

The Kangaroo Kid @ Stanhope Show

Sunday 9th September 2018


At Stanhope Show we have a huge breadth of horse classes from the huge Clydesdales to the smallest Welsh Ponies.  Horse classes start early in the morning. Read more here...

Come and see the diversity of breeds as they compete for the coveted title of "BEST IN SHOW". Our Open Dog Show is held under KC rules. Read more here

Visit our Fur & Feather marquee on Saturday and marvel at the numbers and variety of hens, pigeons, rabbits and cavies.  Read more here...

The sheer variety of work on display at Stanhope Show is always breathtaking.  Year on year the standard seems to rise, inspiring others to try something new and different. Inspired? Read on...

Walk amongst the pens and see close-up the top class examples of commercial and native breeds.  We welcome new exhibitors.  Read more...

Visit on Saturday to see this exciting brand of horse racing which adds colour and drama to the show. Read more about harness racing...


A wonderful day out for the entire family.




Terriers & Lurchers

The countryman's companion visit on Sunday to see our Terrier and Lurcher classes.  In 2018 take part in the "Little Nippers Terrier & Lurcher Show" and see the hilarious antics as pet Labradors and Cockapoos chase the lure.

Walworth Castle Birds of Prey

Every country show needs Birds of Prey and we are happy to welcome regular exhibitors, Walworth Caste Birds of Prey back to Stanhope. 

Live Music Festival

"Stanhope Music Festival" is becoming a huge attraction with live music in the beer tent on Saturday and Sunday evening. 

Unique Shopping Experience

Enjoy shopping from our beautiful, original trade stands, craft marquee and food market. Many hand-made, not on the high street items. 

Licensed Bar & Catering

Whatever you fancy our diverse catering outlets can provide for your tastes.  Afternoon tea? No problem. Hog roast? Of course...and don't forget the licensed bar.

Spectacular Main Arena

The line up for 2018 is really taking shape.  The international Kangaroo Kid is confirmed. The hilarious Little Nippers Terrier & Lurcher roadshow is welcoming your dog into the arena on Sunday. 

Already Confirmed...

...Appearing All Weekend

Walworth Birds of Prey

One Comment

  1. This is one if not the best country show in the NE/Durham areas,Every year it has spectacular events from fly past to Motorcycle Daredevils,and not to be missed Dogs,Horses,Birds of Prey,Tractors ,Engines,Wrestling oh and the list goes on……….

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