Stanhope Show 2022…keep the dates…10th & 11th September!

Stanhope Show family event 2021

“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. 

Latest News

Our schedule will be available online in May 2022.

Show information…timings

Notes regarding timing & safety

All timings are approximate, and events are subject to change.  Please listen to the commentator’s announcements throughout the day.  Safety is our main priority. Please use the hand sanitizer provided and keep distanced wherever possible in marquees and buildings.

Saturday Timings

8.00am     Showground open to Exhibitors

9.00am     Showground open to the Public

9.00am     Judging: Sport Horse Breeding followed by Ridden Hunters

9.15am     Judging Welsh Ponies A &B

9.30am     Judging Mountain & Moorland Ponies,  British Showjumping

9.30am-4pm Stokehole’s Alpacas on Display on Stand

9.30am-12 Biking Vikings- Children’s Arena (have photos taken with Vikings)

10.00am     Judging: Sheep, Donkeys, Fur & Feather, Industrial

10.30am     Judging: Beef Cattle

11.00am    Stanhope Silver Band -Bandstand

12.00pm    Opening of Marquees – Industrial and Small Livestock

11.00pm-1pm Highland Games – Small Arena

12.00pm Ben Savage Bike Stunts (have a go) Children’s Arena

1pm      Ben Savage BMX Show Main Arena

1.15pm-3.15pm Biking Vikings – Children’s Arena

1.30pm    Joseph’s Amazing Camels – Main Arena

2.00pm-4pm Highland Games – Small Arena

2.00pm    Grand Parade – Main Arena

2.30pm    Ben Savage Bike Stunts – Main Arena

3.00pm     Joseph’s Amazing Camels- Main Arena

3.30pm   Open Sulky Racing


Sunday Timings

8.00am Showground open to Exhibitors

9.00am Showground open to the Public

9.00am Judging Dales Ponies

9.15am Judging Coloured Horses & Ponies & Sidesaddle

9.30am-4pm Stockhole’s Alpacas on Display on Stand

9.30am     Judging Clydesdales followed by Heavy Horse Turnout

10.00am     Dog Agility Tests

10.00 -11am   Vintage Vehicles Assemble – Main Arena

10.00am      Judging of Horticultural

10.30am      Pet Show small arena

11.00am     Weardale Clog Dancing – Bandstand

11.00am     Judging Horse & Pony Driving Main Arena west ring

11:30 am    Judging of single horse turnout driven to a Ladies or Stallion/Cart  – Main Arena

12.00pm     Jenna Highfield Vintage Singer – Bandstand

12.00pm    Horticultural Hall open to public

12:00  Judging of Heavy Horse Teams turnout – Main Arena

12.30pm      Ridgeside Little Nippers Pet Racing – Main Arena

1.00pm  Jenna Highfield – Songs from the 50’s & 60’s Beer Tent

1.00pm      Hadrian Clog Dancers – Bandstand

1.00pm      Gymkhana – Main Arena (west ring)

1.15 pm      Judging of Best Heavy Horse Pairs – Main Arena

1.00pm       Judging of Lurchers, Terriers & Whippets – in Rings

1.45pm       Paul Swift Stunt Drivers “The Italian Job” – Main Arena

2.15pm       Judging of best single horse turnout & Championship

2.15pm      Companion Dog Show – Small Arena

2.30pm       Grand Parade Horses – Main Arena

3.00pm       Grand Parade of Vehicles – Main Arena

3.30pm       Paul Swift Stunt Drivers “The Italian Job”– Main Arena

4.00pm       Live Band in the Beer Tent –Alexander’s Palace

7.00pm       Live Band in the Beer Tent –Uptown Band












Delighted to announce we are going ahead in 2022

Fantastic Main Arena Attractions

Fun for all the family. In 2022 we are proud to announce a world class line up of attractions.  Full details of our arena attractions will be published very soon. 

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 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


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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