Plan Your Visit

How to buy your tickets

Tickets will be available to buy at the gate and we have a range of payment methods. You will be provided with a wristband and we ask that all visitors attach them securely to your wrist.


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. 

Cost of tickets

2021 ticket prices are

Adults entry for one day…..£8 

Children entry for one day…£4 

OAP’s entry for one day…..£7 

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

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.


Membership of the Society is currently priced at £10.

Becoming a member helps sustain Stanhope Show for the future! 

This admits one person to the show on any one day and you also receive other benefits.  Read more here… 

You can buy members tickets online and from local outlets from about a month before the show. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and we’ll let you know when they go on sale. 

Members Badges and 1 Members Pass allowing admittance to show (1 day) and members marquee (2 days). 

Please note that being a member does not allow you into the showground for 2 days.  If you wish to come to the show on both days a one day ticket will need to be purchased for the second day. 

Where is the showground?

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 a safe car parking area 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 ReferenceNY 993 390

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.