The Bamburgh Festival



The inaugural Bamburgh Festival will be held on the 17th of August, on Castle Green in Bamburgh, and we really hope to see a big crowd on the day, enjoying Bamburgh at its very best.  Two large marquees will be bursting with local produce and gifts of all sorts; and provide plenty of shelter should the weather turn ‘Northumbrian’. Outside, there will be fairground attractions; a family fun run; croquet; and tennis.

The Bamburgh and Beadnell Skiff will be on the Green, teamed up with the Grace Darling Museum; and the Bamburgh Heritage Trust will be showcasing its ‘Accessing Aiden’ project. Refreshments will include a BBQ; a Prosecco stand; an ice cream trailer from the Wynden Well; and teas in the Pavillion.

Northumberland coast acoustic duo ‘Big Sky’ will be performing 'unplugged' versions of your favourite rock, pop and folk songs; and your Festival wrist stamp will give you a £1 reduction on entrance to Bamburgh Castle. With nearly 100 show categories this year, in horticultural, cookery and handicraft sections, the competitive amongst us will be spoilt for choice. Festival competitions are open to all; so if you think your baking is best; your fingers are greenest; your photos are fab; or your poetry should win prizes, why not try your luck? And don’t forget to get tails wagging by entering your beloved pooch into the dog show!

Competition categories and rules can be downloaded from the Bamburgh Parish website: The Festival will culminate with the competition prize awards; the raffle draw; and an auction. There are some interesting items in the auction, including a ticket to the 2020 London Marathon, kindly donated by Brendan Foster CBE, who founded the Great North Run. All proceeds from the event will be used to fund next year's Festival, as well as for village assets and activities.

Road directions

From the A1 take the B1342 turning at Belford for Bamburgh.

Parking is available at the Links Road Car Park, £2/all Day.

Public transport

Bus: X18 and the 418.

Rail: The nearest train stations are Chathill (six miles) Berwick upon Tweed (21 miles) and Alnmouth (22 miles).

The Bamburgh Festival takes place at ...

Ticketing and entry prices for The Bamburgh Festival

Type Entry for Guide price
(Free Admission)
per ticket
(Entrance - adults)
per ticket
Entrance: £1.00 Adults, Children Free. £1.00 reduction on entrance to Bamburgh Castle with a Festival wrist stamp.

Dates & times for The Bamburgh Festival, Bamburgh

From To
Saturday17/08/2019Saturday17/08/201909:00 - 16:30
Car parking available at The Bamburgh Festival Family event Event Car parking available
Toilet Facilities at The Bamburgh Festival Family event Event Toilet facilities
Dogs / pets allowed at The Bamburgh Festival Family event Event Pet friendly 2019-08-17T09-002019-08-17T16-30



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