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 2018 show.
Where is the Showground?
The showground address is Unthank Park, Stanhope, County Durham, DL13 2PQ.
We are located beside the B6278 road which leads to Eggleston and Teesdale. Access is good for visitors travelling from all directions as Stanhope is located on the cross-roads formed by the intersection of the B6278 and the A689 road.
You will be directed to a safe car parking area by our experienced parking stewards.
Located on the banks of the stunning River Wear our showground is one of the most picturesque in the country.
Prices for 2018 are in the process of being finalised. Please be assured that we keep entrance prices as low as possible but the show must be sustainable. Committee will confirm prices when they meet in February.
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. We are hoping to offer online ticket sales for 2018.
The gates will be open to the public from 9am and all events should be finished by 5pm
You can become a member of Stanhope Show which entitles you to certain benefits. Read more about membership of the show here.
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.
Anyone volunteering receives entry into the show and there is a package of other benefits. Please contact any society committee member or Lisa the General Secretary on 07966516270 if you can offer some of your time.
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.
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.
Visitors can choose from a variety of dining options. From afternoon tea to fish & chips and everything in between. Judges, committee members and volunteers enjoy catering facilities in the pavilion. When you are thirsty choose from our Public or Members' Bar in the Beer Tent or a range of outlets around the showground selling soft drinks.
Public toilet facilities are located throughout the Showground. Public Toilets for the disabled can be found near the Ridley Suite in the Pavilion beside our permanent toilet block. Toilets are cleaned throughout the show weekend. Any issues should be reported to the General Secretary's Office which is located close to the Pavilion and toilet block.
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!!!