Get a taste of country life at Northumberland County Show

GASTRO and culinary treats galore are in store for visitors to the Northumberland County Show on Monday.

GASTRO and culinary treats galore are in store for visitors to the Northumberland County Show on Monday.

The Journal’s Taste of the County food and drink festival will be an added tasty attraction for the tens of thousands of visitors expected to descend on the hugely popular agricultural show in Corbridge.

Artisan foods from local producers, tempting brews and a host of talented top chefs demonstrating their culinary skills are just some of the ingredients making up our foodie extravaganza.

The Taste event, organised by this paper, and sponsored by food agency Taste North East, will be housed in a giant marquee.

The tent, positioned by the main pedestrian entrance inside the Tynedale Park showground, will house 60 food and drink stallholders, who will be selling their produce.

It’s a great opportunity to support local producers and a chance to stock up on everything from meats, cheeses, bakery produce, preserves, cakes, jams, ice creams and locally brewed tipples.

Names signed up include the likes of Allendale Brewery, Kielder Organic Meats, Julians Veg, Chain Bridge Honey Farm, Durham Venison and Game, Vallum Farm, Wheelbirks, Fentimans and the Cake Root.

Live food demos were one of the big draws last year, and this year six of the region’s top chefs are gearing up to show off their cooking skills in the mobile kitchen.

A record 28,200 visitors turned out last year for the show, the highlight of the agricultural year in Northumberland. The sun blazed as farmers, traders and entertainers descended in force.

With hundreds of trade stands and competitive classes covering everything from baking to cattle, the show has something for everyone.

The County Show is held at Tynedale Park in Corbridge this Bank Holiday Monday and runs from 9am-6pm. For more info on the Taste of the County event visit

For ticket details and general info on the County Show, visit

Don’t miss our full guide to the show in Monday’s paper.


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
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