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EVENTS
Warkworth Show    
Held    annually    in    mid-August    since    1859    in    the    grounds    of    Warkworth    Castle,
Warkworth    Show    offers    visitors    the    unique    opportunity    to    explore    one    of
Northumberland's   iconic   castles   as   well   as   experiencing   an   integral   part   of   village
life in this historic community.
See warkworthshow.co.uk for further information
Amble Markets
Sunday Market - Held on the Quayside from 8am to 4pm. Open 12 months
Saturday Car Boot Sale - Held weekly on the Quayside from 8am until 3pm
(From March - October annually)
Alnwick   Markets    -   Held   in   the   Market   Place   every   Saturday   and   on   Thursdays
between      April      and      December      between      9am      and      4pm.      Please      see  
www.alnwickmarkets.co.uk for more details.
Morpeth Market
Held   every   Wednesday   in   the   Market   Place   (opposite   the   Town   Hall)   between   9am
and 4pm weather permitting! Please click here for more information
Amble RNLI Coffee Mornings
Amble   Lifeboat   Fundraisers   (ALF)   hold   monthly   coffee   mornings   on   Sunday   mornings   from   1000   until   1300   at
the   lifeboat   station   to   raise   much   needed   funds.   They   have   a   variety   of   home-made   cakes,   scones   and   soup,   a
tombola   and   an   opportunity   to   see   the   two   lifeboats.   The   station   shop   is   also   open   selling   a   variety   of   RNLI
souvenirs.
RNLI Volunteers and support
Amble   Lifeboat   Fundraisers   (ALF)   continue   to   look   for   more   volunteers   who   can   give   up   an   hour   or   two   each
month   to   help   organise   and   run   various   fundraising   activities   with   all   proceeds   going   towards   saving   lives   at
sea. ALF meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the lifeboat station.
Anyone interested please contact the Lifeboat Station.  www.amblelifeboat.org.uk
Amble Area Annual Events
(please check indivudual websites for 2018 dates for these events)
Northumberland Resident's Festival  (March)
Local attractions open at discounted rates for Northumberland residents!  Check back for details!
 
Burgham International Horse Trials  -  March  and July
Click on www.burghamhorsetrials.co.uk for further information.
 
Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering - April .
See  www.northumbriana.org.uk/gathering for information
RABC Push the Boat Out Event -  Spring Bank Holiday Weekend (May) @ Alnmouth.
A River Aln Boat Club volunteer event offering free, short ‘have a go’ sailing taster sessions. We plan 30 minute
rowing, sailing and canoing sessions on the estuary. Come half an hour in advance for check-in and briefing.
Open to able-bodied first time and lapsed boaters of all ages. Bring a change of clothes plus wellies or old shoes
and come prepared to get you and your feet a bit wet.
For more details and to book please click here.
 
Rothbury Food + Craft Festival –  May Day Bank Holiday Monday .
See here for further details
 
Northumberland Coastal Challenge – May Day Bank Holiday.
A 26 mile linear walk following the coast from just north of Bamburgh to Alnmouth.
Click here for further information .
 
Tynemouth Food Festival - 12 & 13 May   See facebook.com/tynemouthfoodfestival for further details
NORTHUMBERLAND DAY - Late MAY Bank Holiday Sunday 27 May 2018
Celebrate everything about our fantastic County of Northumberland! 14 days of events from mid May to early
June. The very first Northumberland Day was celebrated on Sunday 28 May 2017. See
www.northumberlandday.net  and their FaceBook page
Belsay Horse Trials - June
Fantastic   family   days   out   and   a   great   weekend   of   Eventing   against   the   stunning   backdrop   of   historic   Belsay   Hall,
Castle and Gardens in Northumberland.
See here for further information
 
Allendale Fair -   June   Click here for more information  
 
Druridge Bay 10K – Late May Bank Holiday Sunday
The   Druridge   Bay   10K   course   comprises   good   quality   footpaths   and   firm   sand   and   offers   a   challenge   to   club
runners, beginners and fun runners alike.  
 
Northumberland County Show - Late May Bank Holiday Monday 
Held at Bywell. Put the next date in your diary now for a fantastic day out. 
Click here for more information
GREAT EXHIBITION OF THE NORTH - 22 JUNE - 9 SEPTEMBER 2018
80 days of unforgettable experiences….. See getnorth2018.com   for more information
 
F estival of the Heavy Horse - June
Held   at   Etal   Showground   in   Northumberland.   A   fantastic   family   fun   day   out   -   see   heavyhorsefestival.co.uk      for
more details
 
Morpeth Fair Day - June . Click here for further information  
 
Mighty Dubfest -  June  @ Alnwick Pastures
Family friendly VW festival. See www.mightydubfest.co.uk  for tickets and information
 
Aln Valley Railway Classic & Vintage Vehicle Show - June  Please click HERE for details and latest information
 
Alnmouth Arts Festival –  June  
This   annual   event   is   held   over   a   single   summer   weekend   in   late   June,   involving   the   entire   village   of   Alnmouth   and
utilises   a   wide   range   of   venues.      It   is   a   unique   event   among   north   Northumberland   villages   and   enjoys   a   high
reputation with both the public and the participants.
Click here for more details
Battle of Carham - 7 to 8 July 2018
The   Battle   of   Carham   was   fought   between   the   Kingdom   of   Scotland   and   the   Northumbrians   at   Carham   on
Tweed.   'Uhtred,   son   of   Waldef,   earl   of   the   Northumbrians,   fought   the   combined   forces   of   Máel   Coluim   mac
Cináeda and Owain the Bald in 1018. Click here for further information
 
Events at Warkworth Castle – throughout July/August
A variety of events take place at the Castle throughout the year but especially during the summer months
Click here for latest information
Craft Fair at Cresswell Village Hall - Sunday 15 July 10am - 2pm (also on 12 August & 9 September)
Handmade Crafts, Food Stalls, Ice Cream, Dog Friendly Event + Beach, Vintage Caravan Tea Room
Something for Everyone.FREE ENTRY
 
Rothbury Music Festival - 13, 14, 15 July  
A weekend of traditional music, dance and events in Rothbury in the beautiful Coquet Valley.
Click here for further details
 
Burgham International Horse Trials - July
Click on www.burghamhorsetrials.co.uk  for further information.
 
Alnmouth   Raft   Races   –      August .      Check   back   for   latest   information   -   lots   of   fun   and   a   visit   from   Amble   RNLI
Inshore Lifeboat
 
Powburn Show - August
Held   on   the   first   Saturday   in   August,   Powburn   is   the   first   of   the   annual   Cheviot   Sheep   and   Horticultural   Shows.    
See  www.powburnshow.com  for details of the next event.
 
Northumberland Steam Fair - August at Druridge Bay Country Park.
The   North   East's   most   popular   Steam   and   Vintage   Fair.   Come   and   see   classic   cars,   motorbikes,   vintage   tractors
and stationary engines as well as craft stalls and trade stands. See @NlandSteamFair  for latest details.
 
Alnwick Music Festival – will return in early August 2019
Eight days of music, song and dance in and around the historic town of Alnwick.
Click here for more details
 
Glanton Show - August   Click here for details of Glanton Show
 
Acklington Scarecrow Weekend -  August. This popular event will again take place in August. 
Latest details will appear here
 
Coquetfest - 16-19 August  @ Druridge Bay Country Park
A   three   day   festival   of   music,   beer,   beach   and   food   with   attractions   for   everyone   at   Duridge   Bay   Country   Park
alongside a spectacular beach. A superb line up of Bands to be announced.  Click here for more information
 
Warkworth Flower Show  – Saturday 18 August 2018
The annual 'Exhibition' held in the grounds of historic Warkworth Castle.
Further details  on www.warkworthshow.co.uk
 
Wittingham Show - August
Check www.whittinghamshow.co.uk for updates on this event
 
Warkworth Gin and Beer Festival - 24,25 + 26 August 2018.
2018 details will appear here
Volcano Night, Alnmouth,  August
Volcano Night is an annual charity bonfire competition on Alnmouth beach.  It is run by the River Aln Boat Club
(RABC) which promotes boating in the Alnmouth area, including dinghy and cruiser sailing, fishing and canoeing.
See www.riveralnboatclub.org. For social and boating membership enquiries email
riveralnboatclub@btinternet.com.
 
Amble Harbour Day – August Bank Holiday Sunday 26 August 2018 @ 10am  
Amble's   biggest   and   best   day   of   the   year   and   all   for   a   great   cause!   Come   and   support   Amble's   Shannon   Appeal   -
raising funds for a new Shannon Lifeboat! Stalls, Lifeboat displays, souvenirs - a great Bank Holiday day out!
For further information click here
 
Glendale Show – August Bank Holiday Monday
The 122nd Agricultural Show - bringing town and countryside together. Gates open 9am.
Click here for further information
 
Seahouses Lifeboat Fete – August Bank Holiday Monday 27 August 2018
Annual Fundraising day in aid of the RNLI - stalls, displays, souvenirs -  a great Bank Holiday day out!
Click here for further information
 
Swarland Show – 1 September 2018
A   fun   family   based   village   show,   situated   in   the   north   Northumberland   village   of   Swarland.   It   is   a   great   family
orientated day, with free children's activities, car boot sale, tea room, stalls, and fun dog show. 
Click here for further information.
 
Castles Challenge Triathlon - September @ Bamburgh Castle
See www.castlestriathlon.co.uk for further details
 
Lindisfarne Festival -  late August / early September  
An   opportunity   to   experience   a   weekend   like   no   other   -   the   festival   is   located   on   the   amazing   Northumberland
coastline, with a spectacular backdrop of the mythical and historical Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
See lindisfarnefestival.com for details.
 
Berwick Food and Beer Festival – September
Organised by Berwick's Slow Food Group, the Festival attracts thousands of visitors from all over the UK.
Click here for more information
 
Alnwick Food and Beer Festival –  September
After taking a break in 2015, the Festival  will be back bigger and better than ever.
See  alnwickfoodfestival.co.uk for updates
 
Berwick   Media   Arts   Festival   -   September .   Once   again   the   border   town   of   Berwick   will   be   transformed   into   one
big   cinema   screen   through   film   premieres,   site-specific   installations   and   live   events   in   locations   across   Berwick
and   along   the   town   walls,   attracting   over   8,000   visitors,   and   artists   and   filmmakers   from   all   corners   of   the   UK   and
Europe to Berwick. Click here for further details
 
The Kielder Runs - October
including Kielder Bike Run, Kielder 10k, Kielder Junior Races and Kielder Marathon 
See www.kieldermarathon.com  for further information
 
Alwinton   Show   –      October      Held   on   the   second   Saturday   of   October   every   year,   Alwinton   Show   is   the   last   show
of the year, and one of the largest . Click here for further information
 
M illfield Heavy Horse Association - Looking Back :  October  .
A   weekend   looking   back   at   old   farming   practices   including   horse   drawn   ploughing.   Farmers'   Market,   craft   stalls
and much more!  See hayfarmheavies.co.uk for more information
 
Northumberland Vintage Tractor Rally - October at Brunton Airfield nr Alnwick.
See northumberlandvintagetractorclub.co.uk for further details.
 
Amble   Christmas   Lights   –   November .   The   fun   begins   during   the   afternoon   with   events   on   Queen   Street
followed   by   the   traditional   Christmas   parade   to   the   Town   Square.   Late   night   shopping,   festive   fun   and   also   Santa
will making an appearance!
 
Warkworth   Christmas   Lights   -   November .      Held   at   the   historic   Market   Cross,   the   village   of   Warkworth   lights   up
for the festive season.  With a visit from Santa, late night shopping and festive singing, an event not to be missed!
 
Northumberland Music Festival – November
See www.northumberlandmusicfestival.com for further information
 
Also…
THE SILL National Landscape Discovery Centre is now OPEN!!!
 
 
Farmers' Markets in Northumberland
Alnwick (Market Square) – last Friday of the month (except September and December) between 9am and 2pm
Berwick (The Maltings) – last Sunday of the month
Greenhead Hadrian’s Wall Market (Village Hall) – second Sunday of every month
Hexham (Market Place) – second and fourth Saturday of the month
Morpeth (Market Place) – first Saturday of the month
Newcastle (Grey’s Monument) – first Friday in each month
Ponteland (Memorial Hall, Darras Road) – fourth Saturday of the month
Tynemouth (Metro Station) – third Saturday in each month