Plan Your Visit

Tickets & Prices

Showground open from 9am for visitors, from 7am for exhibitors and competitors.

Adults entry for one day…..£8 (on the gate)

Children entry for one day…£4 (on the gate)

Under 4’s free

Membership and 1 Day Pass…£10 (from committee and shops in Stanhope)

Membership and 2 Day Pass…£20 (posted out to you in late August) tickets here

OAP’s entry for one day…..£7 (on the gate)

Family Tickets allowing entry to 2 adults & 2 children on one day….£20 (on the gate)

Parking per car….£2

Dogs are welcome but please keep them on a short lead and must be under control at all times.  Please do not take dogs into the “Fur & Feather” marquee or near the horse or agricultural sections.  Please pick up after your dog.

Timings 2022

Timings Show 2022

Tickets & Members  Wristbands

Tickets are available to buy on the gate and you can pay be cash and card. Wristbands must be worn at all times whilst on the showground. 

Members passes are available NOW from outlets across Stanhope and from committee members.

Gate Opening Times

The showground is open to visitors from 9am. The last main arena attraction ends on Saturday at approximately 6.30pm and on Sunday at 4pm. 

In the members’ marquee there are bands on Sunday from 4pm. Please note that memberships must be bought in advance. 


Becoming a member helps sustain Stanhope Show for the future! 

One day members' tickets are £10 and available from committee members, Woodhall's Stanhope and the Hub in Stanhope.  Memberships MUST be bought in advance and are NOT available on the showground during show weekend. 


Getting there

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 the car park 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. 

Showground address is Unthank Park, Stanhope, DL13 2PQ grid Reference NY 993 390

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Parking & Accessibility

Car parking is clearly signed from the centre of Stanhope. Please follow the directions for the visitor car park.

You will be directed to a safe car parking area by our experienced parking stewards.  

If you have mobility issues please let the stewards know and they will direct you to the designated area of the car park.  This is close to the showground but there is a short walk on flat grass and then a path leading to the ticket booth. 

Please do remember the showfield can be uneven and there may be hidden indentations and areas where animals have trodden which can cause difficulty walking. In wet conditions the grass will become slippery.


Carers Refunds

Carers refunds are not available on show day.  We do not have the staffing available to do the checks needed on show days.  After a number of non-genuine applications we have been subject to we have had to review our procedure.  If a carer holds either an in date National Carer Card with photo ID or a UK Disability Card with photo ID they can then appeal in writing for a refund of their gate fee after the show and within 14 days of the show date. 

The carer needs to obtain a carers refund request form by email to complete it, and send to us either by return email or by post.  These applications will need to have the form sent to you completed along with a copy of the card and also proof of the disability such as Personal Independence Payment, Disability Living Allowance, Carers Allowance or Blue Badge Registration number. These applications will then be reviewed and dealt with and a refund issued.   

Carers are admitted for free on the understanding that the disabled visitor would be unable to attend the Show without them.