One of the most popular events in the calendar, the Beamish Agricultural Show, takes place this week from 15th to 18th September.
Recreating a typical country show of the early 1900s this four-day event will be packed with all things rural – from livestock to logging, birds of prey to bee keeping and tractors to a tea tent.
In the main ring there will be amazing displays of birds of prey flying, sheep shearing and duck herding. Around the show field visitors can have a go at archery and tomahawk throwing, explore the quilters, all happy to share their skills and knowledge. When visitors have worked up a thirst, they can pop into the beer tent, selling locally-brewed ales or visit the Temperance Tea Tent for tea and scones.
On Thursday & Friday local schools are visiting the Show, bringing along their horticultural, craft and artwork entries for their very own competitions. They’ll enjoy music and dance sessions and have great fun making life-size scarecrows.
On Saturday and Sunday the Industry Section replaces the schools classes. Competition is sure to be fierce – cooks, knitters, photographers and winemakers are entering their creations, hoping to win a coveted red rosette.
There is no extra charge for the Agricultural Show, it’s included in the admission charge and Unlimited Passes are valid for the event. This is the third event in Beamish’s Great North Festival of Agriculture, still to come are Hands-on Heritage Skills (24th & 25th September) and Harvest Home & Harvest Festival (1st & 2nd October). For more information visit www.beamish.org.uk/whats-on