The show is held in "The Oak Field" at Harbottle. A magnificent setting, the site is a natural amphitheatre below the fells of the ancient Drakestone and overseen be ruins of Harbottle Castle.

According to the Schedule for the show held on Saturday 8th October, 1932, it was "The Seventieth Annual Show". That suggests that the first Show was held about 1862. It may have been 1859 as the Show probably wasn't held during WW1.

Over the years the Show has kept with tradition, with activities such as the Cumberland Wrestling, Terrier racing and Northumberland Quoits competitions, now we also have entertainments, childrens games, Have a go Archery, a Car Boot sale, Music and much more.

Sealpin Gundogs

In the main areana this year we are delighted to welcome Joe Hipwell of Sealpin Gundogs. Joe trains and displays Springer and Cocker Spaniels and Labradors, and has displayed at the Royal Highland Show and Scottish Game Fair. Joe will perform two demonstrations, after which he was available to talk to any dog owners who would like advice or further training.

Sealpin GundogsFalconry Days Northumberland

The Music Stage

Taking time out from his Lindisfarne Live Tour we have our local star Rod Clements. Rod is best known as a founding member of Lindisfarne and wrote their first hit, "Meet me on the Corner".

We also have another music legend in Sandra Kerr with her hugely popular choir of women’s voices, the fabulous Werca’s Folk.

We shall start the day with duo Valerie Fairless & Micky Ball. Valerie is a wonderful singer songwriter with a powerful blues vibe, this together with Micky's superb jazz/blues guitar promises to be a real treat.

Then we will have our very own pop wizard Davy Garrick. With songs from Bowie to Blur and beyond.

And bringing us a taste of the Northumberland folk music tradition we have the magnificent Glendale Ceilidh Band.

12:30 -- Valerie Fairless and Micky Ball

13:00 -- Davy Garrick

13:30 -- The Glendale Ceilidh Band

14:00 -- Werca's Folk and Sandra Kerr

15:30 -- Rod Clements of Lindisfarne

Rod Clements

The Exhibition Tent

Keeping up the long tradition of village shows across England, the folk of Harbottle bring in their produce and craft work to compete and display in the Exhibition Tent all with the hope of a First and the Red Rosette.

So come along early and enter anything from your prized Gladioli, you best Jam or even a Giant Leek. The 2022 schedule can be found here Show Schedule 2022. And if baking is your thing then why not try your hand at class 106 the Singing Hinny made to a set recipe. (click here for a copy).


Old Games. New Games. Serious fun for all the family.

Cumberland Wrestling

Northumberland Quiots

Terrier Races

Three Legs



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