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Events & Festivals
in Alnwick & Northumberland

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2015 Events

Shrove Tuesday Football at Alnwick CastleShrove Tuesday Football at Alnwick Castle

Every year on Shrove Tuesday

Commencing at 2pm on Shrove Tuesday every year, the Duke of Northumberland starts the 'game' by throwing the football from the battlements of the Alnwick Castle barbican to the waiting crowd below. The game continues downhill to the pastures and is played on the pastures and the river Aln below the castle.
Spectators are welcome - but don't get too close!

Rothbury Food and Craft FairCraft Fair in Northumberland Hall

Sat 21st March 2015

Organised by Bailiffgate Museum, a wide ranging array of crafts will be on view in the Northumberlnd Hall from 9.30 to 12.30. Gathered together are a large number of some of the very best artists and craftspeople working in the north east and Borders today.


Rothbury Food and Craft FairRothbury Food and Craft Fair

4th May 2015 - Bank Holiday Monday

Local food and craft fair featuring local food and recipes together with local crafts. A popular well tended event.


Alwinton Church Music Concerts May - JulyAlwinton Church - Summer Concerts

Sir Thomas Allen - Sunday 17 MAY, 3pm

Kenneth Hamilton - Saturday 6 JUNE, 7.30pm

Okeanos - Saturday 27 JUNE, 7.30pm

Chris Stout & Catriona McKay and Tempest - Saturday 11 JULY, 7.30pm

The ever popular Music Events at Alwinton Church in Upper Coquetdale.
A dazzling line up of events this summer please go to our website for a full program of concerts


Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association at AlnwickProvincial Booksellers Fair

13th June 2015

The Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association a regular annual event within the Northumberland Hall, Alnwick, between 10am and 4.30pm. There will be many specialty book sellers attending the fair with hundreds of 'collectable' and rare books available. All will be in very good to excellent condition.

The Provincial Fairs Booksellers Association has a full calendar of events all over the UK.


Alnmouth Arts FestivalAlnmouth Arts Festival

Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st June 2015

The Alnmouth Arts Festival is an annual must see event for all art lovers, situated in 27 venues throughout picturesque Alnmouth you will discover 90 exhibitors work on display.


Brinkburn Priory Summer Music Festival

Friday the 3rd to Sunday 5th of July 2015

An exciting Classical Music festival in and around this beautiful Brinkburn Priory. Our full program can be found on our website.


Rothbury Traditional Music FestivalRothbury Traditional Music Festival

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th of July 2015

This is a well-established Traditional Country Music Fair featuring pipes, fiddles, bodrun, guitars, folk singing, and dialect poetry. A full weekend of fantastic folk!

Web Site

Castles Challenge TriathlonCastles Challenge Triathlon

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th July 2015

An annual event featuring a Junior Triathlon, Sprint Distance Triathlon and a Middle Distance Triathlon based around Bamburgh Castle on the fantastic Northumberland Coast.
For comprehensive information see website below...


Powburn Annual ShowPowburn Annual Show and Sheepdog Trials

Saturday 1st August 2015

Local agricultural show in Powburn, featuring stalls, craft displays, competitions, sheep show, cross country race, pony games & jumping etc. Evening show dance. For more information see website.


Alnwick International Music Festival - go to their website for more information!Alnwick International Music Festival

1st to 8th August 2015

8 days of events, 250 entertainers from around the world, a grand costumed event with dancers in traditional costume with traditional music. Evening concerts in the Playhouse, and dances each evening in the Northumberland Hall. Most events are centered around the Market place.


The Glendale ShowGlendale Show

Bank Holiday Monday 31st August 2015

Near Wooler, alongside the A69& Road, the Glendale Show is probably the biggest country show in Northumberland, enjoy all the fun of the fair!. Find out more by going to their web site.

Web Site

Rennington Scarecrow FestivalRennington Scarecrow Festival

August Bank Holiday weekend Sat 29th - Mon 31st 2015

Rennington is a picturesque village on the coastal route B1340 just 8 min's drive from Alnwick.

Every August Bank Holiday weekend they celebrate in eccentric style with a wonderful tongue in cheek "Scarecrow Festival" The majority of the village turn out with their own version of a topical or literary scene for your enjoyment. There will be stalls and refreshments daily
10am - 4.30pm. Come along for a great laugh!

The Cheviots ChallengeThe Cheviots Challenge

Saturday 5th September 2015

Enter this 12 hour walking event which starts and finishes at Alwinton - in aid of the Northumberland National Park Search and Rescue Team.


Art Tour in NorthumberlandArt Tour - Northumberland

ALL weekends in September

The Art Tour is a network of artists throughout Northumberland who will be opening their studios/venues on Saturdays and Sundays during June this year, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. - free entrance. This is an opportunity for anyone to visit studios and see artists' work and even make a purchase! 

There are also workshops and demonstrations you can sign up for, see brochure or website for details and for individual opening dates.


Harbottle ShowHarbottle Show

(TBC - usually September)

Harbottle Show Is A Traditional small village show featuring: Sheep Show, Horticultural, Industrial and Children's exhibits. Craft Demonstrations, Terrier Racing, Children's and Adult's Races, Cumberland Wrestling and Local Produce For Sale.
The venue is the Oak tree Field, Harbottle, Nr. Rothbury. NE65 7DG.


Alnwick Beer Festival 18th and 19th Sept. 2010Alnwick Beer Festival

(TBC - usually September)

There will be a warm Welcome to Alnwick & District Round Table's Beer Festival. 11am - 11pm Fri & Sat. & 12 - 6pm Sun.
There will be at least 30 real ales from small breweries from local Northumberland breweries and from others within the North East.


Alnwick Food FestivalAlnwick Food Festival

(TBC - usually September)

A festival of North East England's food producers, with cookery demonstrations, talks, food and drinks trails, special recipes, street entertainment, workshops and a Young Chef of the Year competition.

Web Site

Alnwick Fireworks DisplayAlnwick Fireworks Display

November, usually the 5th or Nearest Saturday!

Venue - Alnwick Rugby Club , Willowburn Avenue, Alnwick. NE661BX. (GoogleMap)

Spectacular large firework display from 7.30pm.

All year round:

Medieval crafts and dressing up at Alnwick CastleAlnwick Markets

Every Thursday & Saturday 9am - 4pm
Farmers Market last Friday in month 9am - 2pm

Contact information:
Alnwick Markets, 27 Fenkle Street, Alnwick, NE66 1HW
Market Manager Tel: 07783 557116


Medieval crafts and dressing up at Alnwick CastleAlnwick Castle Events

Dates throughout the year

Numerous events at Alnwick Castle throughout the year, include: Broomstick Training, Medieval crafts, a Wedding Fair, Battleaxe to Broomsticks Tour, Falconry, Longbow Demonstrations and a Rosa Mundi Encampment. 


Alnwick Playhouse & Arts Centre

Dates throughout the year

For first class entertainment, shows, drama, films, live music, the Alnwick Playhouse is a first class venue. Its Arts Centre runs a continuous programme of Art Exhibitions throughout the year.


Shepherds Walks - Walking Events

Dates throughout the year

Shepherds Walks arranged by Jon Monks, a local shepherd and walking enthusiast with a superb knowledge of the Northumberland footpaths, hosts walking festivals and challenges throughout the region.


Folk Music - Rothbury Roots

Dates throughout the year

Rothbury Roots, is a dedicated group of local music lovers who arrange regular events at Rothbury's Queens Head Hotel.


Hospice Care Open Garden Days

Dates throughout the year

North Northumberland Hospice Care wih the kind permission of the owners arrange several Open Gardens days throughout Northumberland to help raise funds for their worthy cause.


NGS Open Garden Days

Dates throughout the year

This year, many gardens throughout Northumberland will open their gates to visitors in aid of the National Gardens Scheme. It’s a great way of spending an afternoon and getting ideas for your own garden Home teas and refreshments also available.


Red Cross Open Garden Days

Dates throughout the year

There are many hidden gem gardens across Northumberland which are normally closed to the public, but open for the public on open days of the year.




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