Events & Festivals

Events and Festivals

Events & Festivals in Alnwick & Northumberland

Food & craft fairs, music & art festivals, annual shows, sheepdog trials, displays & sporting events
in the Alnwick region of Northumberland.

(See also Events All Year Round)

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    Shrove Tuesday Football at Alnwick Castle
    13 Feb

    Alnwick Castle, Alnwick NE66 1YU, United Kingdom

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    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.Read more…

    Pack Fest 2018
    09 Jun

    Pack Horse Inn, Chathill NE67 5HA, UK

    Saturday, June 9, 2018 To Sunday, June 10, 2018

    11:00 am To 11:00 pm

    Ellingham, 8 miles north of Alnwick

    Beer & music festival at the Pack Horse Inn, Ellingham, Northumberland. Locally sourced beer and local musicians playing in a festival tent – burger bar and BBQ on site as well as Thai Food station and homemade cakes. Dogs and Children are welcome.Read more…

    Mighty Dub Fest, Alnwick
    15 Jun

    Alnwick castle, Alnwick NE66 1YU, United Kingdom

    Friday, June 15, 2018 To Sunday, June 17, 2018

    Alnwick Castle

    TO BE CONFIRMED The most Northern VW weekend festival in England. Set overlooking the most famous location Alnwick Castle, Northumberland. Fully packed family entertainment, trade stands, Live music and 3 bars. Enjoy a weekend of music, mayhem and awesome VWs.Read more…

    Alnmouth Arts Festival
    16 Jun

    Northumberland Street, Alnmouth NE66 2RA, United Kingdom

    Saturday, June 16, 2018 To Sunday, June 17, 2018

    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. The 14th annual Alnmouth Arts Festival will take place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2018.Read more…

    Chillingham Wild Cattle Open Day
    28 Jul

    Chillingham NE66 5NP, United Kingdom

    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    Get up close and personal with Britain’s only wild cattle herd. Experience a tractor trailer ride, with resident expert Professor Stephen Hall. Get closer than ever before to the iconic Wild Cattle and be given detailed information on the history of the cattle and the park.Read more…

    Belford Arts Festival
    28 Jul

    High Street, Belford NE70 7NG, United Kingdom

    Saturday, July 28, 2018 To Sunday, July 29, 2018

    10:00 am To 4:00 pm

    Belford, Near Bamburgh

    52 Artists and artisans exhibiting, selling and some demonstrating in 14 venues throughout the village of Belford. “Audrey” The Vintage Mobile Cinema Bus showing films local to the area. Multi – Generational Art through Memory Trail,  Music, Dance, Singing and Rag Rugging workshops, Concerts and a Play.Read more…

    Powburn Annual Show
    04 Aug

    Powburn NE66 4HR, United Kingdom

    Saturday, August 4, 2018

    Local agricultural show in Powburn – the first of the annual Cheviot Sheep and Horticultural Shows, featuring stalls, craft displays, competitions, sheep show, cross country race, pony games & jumping etc.Read more…

    Castles Challenge Triathlon
    19 Aug

    Bamburgh NE69 7BP, United Kingdom

    Sunday, August 19, 2018

    An annual event featuring a Junior Triathlon, Sprint Distance Triathlon and a Middle Distance Triathlon based around Bamburgh Castle on the fantastic Northumberland Coast.Read more…

    Bamburgh B Festival
    24 Aug

    Bamburgh Pavilion, Bamburgh NE69 7BP, United Kingdom

    Friday, August 24, 2018


    [TO BE CONFIRMED] Enjoy a celebration of a multitude of genres of music from classical through to rock and roll on a summer’s evening in the shadow of Bamburgh Castle.Read more…

    Glendale Show
    27 Aug

    Wooler NE71 6QX, United Kingdom

    Monday, August 27, 2018

    Near Wooler, alongside the A69 road, the Glendale Show is probably the biggest country show in Northumberland, enjoy all the fun of the fair!.Read more…

    Lindisfarne Festival
    30 Aug

    Beal Farm, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2PB, United Kingdom

    Thursday, August 30, 2018 To Sunday, September 2, 2018

    Come and watch us disturb the peace with great live music, comedy, poetry, workshops, holistic therapy, novelty acts and other festival fun in a stunning setting, overlooking Holy Island, up at Beal Farm on the mainland near the Lindisfarne Causeway.Read more…

    Harbottle Show
    01 Sep

    Harbottle NE65 7DG, United Kingdom

    Saturday, September 1, 2018

    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.Read more…

    The Cheviots Challenge
    01 Sep

    Alwinton NE65 7BQ, United Kingdom

    Saturday, September 1, 2018

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

    Alnwick Beer Festival
    21 Sep

    Market Place, Alnwick NE66 1HS, United Kingdom

    Friday, September 21, 2018 To Sunday, September 23, 2018

    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.Read more…

    Alnwick Food Festival
    22 Sep

    Market Place, Alnwick NE66 1HS, United Kingdom

    Saturday, September 22, 2018 To Sunday, September 23, 2018

    More than 30,000 people enjoy the Alnwick Food Festiva, with free admission to top-class entertainment, cookery demonstrations by local chefs and a bustling market square offering a wide range of local produce for sale. A feast of fun for all the family. Runs alongside Alnwick Beer Festival.Read more…

    23 Nov

    Market Place, Alnwick NE66 1HS, UK

    Friday, November 23, 2018

    Alnwick Market Place

    A variety of events take place in and around the Market Place, where the Lights are switched on at 7pm. The lights will be switched on by the Duchess of Northumberland. Entertainment starts at 6pm with the decorating of the Tree. There will be slideshows, roundabouts, music & carol singers.Read more…