Where: Beamish Museum, Beamish, County Durham DH9 0RG
£: There is no extra charge for the Agricultural Show, it’s included in the admission charge. Admission costs £19 for adults, £14 for students and seniors, and £11 for children. Family tickets are also available
What is it?
Beamish Museum’s Agricultural Show will take place this week from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th September. This event will be recreating a typical country show of the early 1900s, packed with all things rural, from sheep shearing to stick dressing, basket making to beekeeping, not forgetting tractors and a tea tent.
In the main ring there will be displays of horse logging, birds of prey, duck and geese herding, and strong men demonstrations. Around the show field, visitors can have a go at archery, explore the Scout camp, meet First World War soldiers and see period tractors and agricultural machinery on show.
The craft marquee will be packed with traditional craftsmen, woodworkers, a clog maker, a rake maker, spinners and weavers, all happy to share their skills and knowledge. When visitors have worked up a thirst, they can pop into the beer tent, selling locally-brewed ales, or visit the Temperance Tea Tent.
This is the third event in the museum’s Great North Festival of Agriculture. Still to come are Hands-on Heritage Skills (23rd and 24th September) and Harvest Festival & Harvest Home (30th September and 1st October).
Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, is the North East’s most popular museum, bringing history to life, with the unforgettable sights, sounds, and delicious tastes of the past.
More info: www.beamish.org.uk/whats-on