Stanhope Show 2019 is two days of traditional festival fun. Here's what's on plus the dates, times, ticket information and parking.
Stanhope Show 2019 takes place over two days and offers country fair activities such as dog shows, craft judging marquees and vintage cars, as well as the agricultural show classes, from horses to sheep and hens. Here's the information you need if you're thinking of going.
When is Stanhope Show 2019?
The 178th Stanhope Show is on Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15 2019. The festival opens to the public at 9am on both days, with events going on until late afternoon, finishing roughly 5pm (there's live music later on the Sunday - see the schedule below).
And where is the Stanhope Show located?
It's in Unthank Park in Stanhope, postcode DL13 2PQ.
What's the Stanhope Show 2019 schedule?
On the Saturday are quite a few of the animal judging classes. At 9am the horse judging begins, followed by the sheep, donkeys, fur and feather and industrial classes at 10am, then the cattle at 10.30am.
The Stanhope Silver Band is playing at 11am, and then the industrial and small livestock marquees open at midday, at the same time as the sheep show in the small arena - which is on again at 2pm.
The Mount Grace Gundogs are on at 1pm and 3pm in the main arena, followed by the Bold Dog Lings at 1.30pm ad 2.30pm. The grand parade is at 2pm and open sulky racing at 3.30pm.
On the Sunday, the judging of the remaining horse and pony classes is at 9am, including Side Saddle at 9.30am and Clydesdales at 9.45am.
There are dog agility tests at 10am, as well as vintage vehicles in the main arena. The Weardale Clog Dancing is on at 11am in the bandstand (and again at 2pm), then Horse and Pony Driving judging at 11.15am.
The Horticultural Hall opens at midday as well as the Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, the Cumberland Wrestling and the Ran Tanners (again at 3pm).
At 12.15pm is the Mount Grace Gundogs in the main arena (and again at 4.15pm) followed by the Gymkhana. Judging of lurchers, terriers and whippets is at 1pm.
The stunt riders head to the main arena at 1.30pm (and again at 3.15pm), then it's the Grand Parade at 2.15pm and the Grand Parade of Vehicles at 2.45pm.
The North Wings parachute display is at 3pm followed by a Q&A session, and there's live music in the beer tent: Twister at 4pm and Uptown Band at 7pm.
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How much do Stanhope Show tickets cost for 2019?
The Stanhope Show tickets cost £8 adults for one day entry, £4 children, OAPs £7, and family tickets (two adults two children) £20. You can also become a Stanhope Show member for £10.
Is there parking at Stanhope Show?
Yes - the main car park is in the Castle Park Car Park. The main entrance to the show field is a short walk across the footbridge. Car parking attendants will be showing people to spaces. There is no parking on the showground itself.
Blue Badge holders and visitors with mobility problems should advise the stewards in the Castle Park Car Park. Organisers say you will be directed to the designated section of Castle Park Car Park.
And are there toilets at Stanhope Show?
Organisers say that public toilet facilities are located throughout the showground. Stanhope Show disabled toilets can be found near the Ridley Suite in the Pavilion next to the permanent toilet block.
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