When: 1st – 4th June 2017
Where: Beamish Museum, Beamish, County Durham DH9 0RG
£: Admission costs £19 for adults, £14 for students and seniors and £11 for children. Family tickets are also available. Tickets allow admission to the museum for 12 months.
What is it?
From Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th 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.
The highlights at this year’s Georgian Fair are likely to be the Barrel Rolling Contests and the Georgian Peep Show. There will be traditional Georgian games including shove ha’penny to have a go at, and costumes from the era to try on. There will also be demonstrations of woodcraft and basket making.
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.
Beamish is an open air living history museum, giving visitors a taste of life in the North East during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s.