Thank you to everyone who visited, exhibited, worked, volunteered and enjoyed Stanhope Show 2022.
Following the dreadful news of the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II, we had a difficult decision to make.
The show took place, albeit in a more sombre mood.
We paid tribute to our beloved Queen and came together as a community allowing us to commemorate her dedication. We hope you enjoyed the show ….and would like to thank you for joining us in commemorating our Queen.


Stanhope Show is the essence of community.



We look forward to Stanhope Show 2023….keep the dates…


Stanhope Show  9th & 10th September 2023

It is with profound sadness that Stanhope Agricultural Society pay tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II who reigned selflessly for over 70 years.

We are sure that you will join with us in sending our deepest condolences to His Majesty King Charles III and the Royal family at this very sad time.

It has been decided that Stanhope Show 2022 will go ahead, albeit in a sombre mood.

We will commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth II on both Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September, when we call upon everyone to observe a 2 minute silence at 1pm on both days.

A Book of Condolence will be opened by the President, Chairman and Officials of Stanhope Agricultural Society on Saturday 10th and will be available for visitors to pay their respects on both days.


Jubilee Sunday Stanhope Show

“A great family day out!”

Stanhope Agricultural Show is an historic Weardale show held annually on the second weekend of September.

In 2022 the show will take place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September.

We welcome you to our historic show and in 2022 celebrate our 180th show. A celebration of all that is fantastic about Weardale farming, it’s people and entertainment.

Sunday 11th September was to see us celebrate “Jubilee Sunday” at Stanhope Show. In light of the terribly sad news we will be paying tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II throughout the weekend.

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Visitor Information Stanhope Show

Visitor Information

Like most shows we were forced to cancel in 2020 due the Covid-19 pandemic but look forward to being able to provide a warm Weardale welcome in 2021.  Read more here…

Trade Stand Space Stanhope Show

Trade Stands

We start to take bookings from trade stands from January.  Whatever type of business you run, we can accomodate you. Read about the options for booking trade stand space here.  

dog show Stanhope Show

Canine Classes

Come and see our wonderful 4-legged friends. Stanhope Show offers a KC Dog Obedience Show, a Dog Agility Show, a Terrier, Lurcher and Whippet Show and our Companion Dog Show is open to all.  Read more here. 

Equine Section

At Stanhope Show we have a wide range of horse classes from the huge Clydesdales to the smallest Welsh Ponies.  Read more here…


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

Industrial Stanhope Show

Produce & Handicrafts

The industrial section takes place on the Saturday of show weekend and is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved and enter. Read more here.

Fur & Feather

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

Signpost Stanhope Show


Stanhope Show presents a unique opportuntity to “shop ’til you drop”!  Our  Traders, Festival of Shopping Marquee and Vintage & Upcycled Marquee  offer visitors a real diversity of quality goods. Read more here…


Members of Stanhope Agricultural Society enjoy admittance included to one day of the show, along with other member privileges including a vote at the AGM and access to the members’ bar. Read more here.


Postal Address

General Secretary, Ms Lisa Johnstone

Virginia House, 5 North Terrace,


County Durham, DL2 3EE



Show Ground Address

Unthank Park, Stanhope,

County Durham, DL13 2PQ

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