Glendale Show in Wooler returns on Bank Holiday Monday for 122nd year

The 122nd annual Glendale Show takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, offering its usual showcase of rural life

The 120th Glendale Show in Wooler - 27 August 2012
The 120th Glendale Show in Wooler - 27 August 2012

One of the North East’s biggest events return this weekend for the 122nd time.

The annual Glendale Show at Wooler in Northumberland takes place on Bank Holiday Monday offering its usual showcase of rural life.

The horticultural, industrial and livestock sections have attracted thousands of entries, with the latter a record high.

The main ring programme includes for the first time, an air display from a high performance stunt plane, show jumping, acrobatics on motorbikes from the Kangaroo Kid, parades, fancy dress and fox hounds.

Elsewhere there will be “shear” fun and racing from the woolly wonders of the sheep show, as well as other animal favourites, donkeys, the shire horses, alpacas, goats and falcons.

Rebecca Mckay of Rothbury with her prize winning ewe at last year's Glendale Show
Rebecca Mckay of Rothbury with her prize winning ewe at last year's Glendale Show
 

There is also the companion dog show, the annual Cheviot Fell Race, over 200 trade stands and stalls, a fairground, live music and refreshments.

The gates open at 9am and entry costs £12 per person, £8 for seniors and children under 15 free.

Rachael Tait, show secretary and organiser, said: “Everyone involved has put in so much work, and we are looking forward to a tremendous day whatever the weather.

“Glendale Show really does have something for everyone and all ages.

“This year, we have phenomenal entries in all sections, over 200 trade and shopping stands, many who are exhibiting for the first time.

“For those who want of taste of rural life we have livestock classes, the sheep show, horse, pony and donkey classes, and a marque highlighting rural skills and pursuits.

“The food marquee for many is a highlight of the day, along with the huge horticultural and industrial marquee which showcases the very best of people’s work and hobbies, from carrots to cakes, peas to photograpraphy, tapestry to tray bakes.”

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