This Saturday, 17th August, the hugely popular Warkworth Show will be held in the grounds of magnificent Warkworth Castle in north Northumberland.
Opening at 10am, visitors can see the entertainments, enter the competitions (fun-run/dog-show/fancy dress) and tour the historic castle. The floral, vegetable and crafts exhibitions tent opens from 12:30pm.
For 148 years the villagers of Warkworth have come together to provide a fabulous day for families with a range of activities, entertainments and the highly-competitive exhibitions tent where produce and crafts fight for first prize!
Visitors with dogs can join in the fun with a canine assault course, terrier racing (open to all breeds) and the hilarious Fun Dog Show.
There’s a climbing wall, circus skills, Northumbrian pipers, archery, axe throwing a live band and classic cars display. There are craft and trade stalls, a beer tent …….something for all ages.
At 1pm, the highly popular Fun-Run starts from the castle gate for 2.5km and ends in the castle moat – which thankfully is dry.
Percy the Pelican will be returning to Warkworth after a 43-year absence, escorted by staff from the Great North Museum. Percy lived on the River coquet and after his death the Natural History Society of Northumberland had him stuffed.
Exhibitions categories are flowers, vegetables, fruit, plants, photography, art, writing, handicrafts, baking, preserves. There are special categories for the children’s section from early years right through to 6th form. The Fancy Dress Competition is always a highlight of the day.
Show chairman Simon Buist said, “This year’s show promises to be better than ever with wonderful entertainment, something for every age group and the splendid competitions in the exhibitions marquee where the competition categories battle it out for prize placings. The setting within Warkworth Castle could not be better and the enthusiasm of villagers provides a warm welcome for hundreds of families – it’s a remarkable day out.”