Stanhope Show the Final Countdown
With only a week to go preparations are well in hand for the 177th Stanhope Show. Entries may still be accepted by some show secretaries and if you are worried you have missed a deadline, please contact the Section Secretary and they can advise if entries will still be accepted.
Trade Stands are currently full but we are compiling a reserve list for traders.
So...What's On at Stanhope 2018?
Stanhope Show 2018 promises something for everyone. Those who come to the show looking for a traditional agricultural show will be delighted with the variety of horse, cattle, sheep and industrial classes. The backbone of the agricultural show these classes form the most important aspect of the agricultural show - the tradition of celebrating success in British farming.
Classes begin at 9am Saturday. Come and see the best of Weardale farming.
Fun, Excitement & Adventure
The tradition of the agricultural show has seen the main arena attractions grow increasingly exciting, providing entertainment for all visitors and spectacular feats of horsemanship. This year we welcome the Knights of Nottingham who will WOW the crowds on Saturday 8th November combining historical medieval jousting with absorbing story telling.
The Stunning Knights of Nottingham
Birds of Prey
Once again Stanhope welcomes Walworth Castle Birds of Prey to the show. Not only is this the best raptor display around but the birds of Walworth are so well looked after, with not a feather out of place, that avid onlookers know the bond between bird and handler is a wonderfully close one.
Walworth Castle Birds of Prey
Thrills on Sunday
On Sunday 9th September we have an action packed arena with the Kangaroo Kid performing multiple stunts on his quad bike...don't try this at home farmers! And the stunning North Wings CSR Parachute Team will be dropping in, weather permitting between 2.45 and 3.15pm. This is one main arena attraction, I cannot WAIT to see! Jared and his team are part of a not-for-profit organisation which supports the homeless. They adhere to the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) business approach.
Jared and the North Wings CSR Team
Tradition & History
This year we welcome Beamish Museum who are bringing their 1950's caravan, Wanda and will be talking to visitors about their memories and recollections of farming in Weardale in the 1950's. Beamish staff want to gather these stories and anecdotes in order they can then use them to help Beamish visitors learn more about farming in Weardale in bygone years. The recollections of our visitors will help a whole new audience learn more when they visit Spain's Field Farm at Beamish in years to come.
Spain's Field Farm
The list really does go on. From the fairground rides in the town, to the Kennel Club Dog Shows: Obedience; Agility; and Open; plus an Fun Dog Show for our beloved pooches who may simply have the waggiest tail!
The terrier and lurcher show, pigeons and hens.
Trade Stands - a vast display providing ample shopping for all the keen shoppers amongst us! The "Festival of Shopping & Craft" Marquee showcases local and not so local talent, providing us with an opportunity to shop for bespoke, often hand made products.
Stanhope Silver Band. Playing their way to our bandstand.
Vintage cars, tractors and agricultural machines.
Alpacas from Teesdale. Adorable!
....all we need is....YOU.