When: 2nd – 5th June 2016
Where: Beamish Museum, Beamish, County Durham DH9 0RG
£: Admission costs £18.50 for adults and £10.50 for children. Tickets allow admission to the museum for 12 months.
What is it?
From Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June, visitors can enjoy all the hustle and bustle of a Georgian Fair at the Beamish Museum’s Pockerley Waggonway.
Visitors can experience a fair like no other as the Squire of Pockerley sets about hiring his staff for the coming months. And what a Fair it promises to be. There will be a traditional Punch and Judy show, live music, clog dancing, and a shadow cutter making keepsakes of the fair.
There will also be a fantastic flea circus, a quack doctor with his home-made remedies, market stalls and trinket sellers peddling their wares. Exotic alpacas will be taking up residence, a mesmerising fire-eater will be performing his daring feats and a Georgian falconer will be displaying his beautiful birds.
There will be traditional Georgian games including shove ha’penny to have a go at, and costumes from the times to try on.
On Saturday and Sunday visitors will have the chance to join up and learn to drill with the 68th Regiment of the Durham Light Infantry.
The highlights at this year’s Georgian Fair are likely to be the Sedan Chair Racing and the Barrel Rolling Contests.
Beamish is an open air living history museum, giving visitors a taste of life in the North East during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s.