As a society we are conscious that Stanhope Agricultural Show is our single annual opportunity to shop window agriculture, local industries and activities to the wider public, with this in mind we endeavour to provide a day of entertainment, information, fun, competition, traditional values and memories amongst many other enjoyable moments. Stanhope Show is a day to catch up with old friends and hopefully forge new friendships, Stanhope Agricultural Society wishes everyone a most enjoyable 2016 show.

Stanhope Show Schedule 2017

Where’s the showground?

The showground is Unthank Park, Stanhope. County Durham. DL13 2PQ

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Admission Charges

Adults – £7.00
OAPs – £5.00
Children – £3.00

Parking  – £2.00
You can buy members tickets online and from local outlets from about a month before the show. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and we’ll let you know when they go on sale.
The gates will be open to the public from 9am and all events should be finished by 5pm


Livestock, Horse & Pony Traffic : Traffic for the livestock and horse rings should enter from the Riverside Road (B6278 to Barnard Castle) following the direction signs.  Visitors to the Show on foot can enter at this gate. Strictly no private vehicles allowed through this entrance.
Parking in the showground is restricted.
The main car park is in the Castle Park the main entrance to the show field is a short walk across the footbridge.

  • If you visit the show by car, please park sensibly and be sensitive to local residents.
  • Do not leave animals in unventilated cars, especially in warm weather.
  • Make sure your car is secure and you remove any valuables.

Disabled Parking

There is limited designated parking for DISABLED BADGE HOLDERS in the car park, opposite the main gate. Spaces are limited – Please see stewards for guidance.

Catering Facilities

Public catering units are sited throughout the Showground, together with Public Dining Marquee and Bars.


Public toilet facilities are located throughout the Showground. Public Toilets for the disabled can be found at the near the Ridley Suite.

The show society and committee cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss to property or injury to persons arising out of
any activity carried out on the showground on the day of the show.

Any person entering, or bringing any vehicle or animal onto the showground on the show day does so entirely at his or her own risk.

The society will not accept any responsibility for any claim for damages or injury caused in any way whatsoever on the showground on the day of the show.

Exhibitors are reminded that it is their responsibility to insure against damage caused by their animals.

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome at the show, but are not allowed into any of the animal areas.  This includes the rabbits and poultry!

Please do not leave your dog in the car!!!


Membership to Stanhope Agricultural Society costs £8 per adult per ticket.

Applying for membership for Stanhope Society is very easy, just complete the Membership Application Form (above) and return it to the General Secretary at  address at the bottom of the form

Tickets and Badges are also available at Woodhall’s Shop, Stanhope Club, Weardale Gazette and from the following committee members

What do you get?

As a member of the society, you get:

  • One Member`s badge which admits and re-admits you to the Members Bar plus One Entrance Ticket for the Show.
  • A copy of the Annual Report and Balance Sheet.
  • An invitation to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting held in February each year.

We’re always looking for volunteers and stewards to help with the show. We have opportunities for people with all kinds of skills: management, administration, as well as good old physical grafters. It would be great if you want to help organise the show, but even if you can only afford a little time to help set up the show or to help on the day, we’d love to hear from you.

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