About Us

The Weardale Agricultural Society...

... is a small group based in a small village called St. John's Chapel in Weardale, County Durham. The Society organises a large agricultural show (Chapel Show) held on the last Saturday in August.

The show gives good opportunities for:

  • Amateur exhibitors to take part in friendly comeptitions such as photography and handicraft
  • The public to enjoy a fun day out - hopefully blessed by good weather
  • Sponsors to promote their businesses and to help build the community

The Society welcomes new members - both as part of the committee and as general helpers.

All Society members have the right to vote at the annual general meeting, and receive free entrance to the main show.

Throughout the year the following meetings are scheduled:

  • Annual general meeting: 2nd Sunday in November
  • Annual show dinner: last Friday in October
  • Committee meetings: every 2nd Sunday in the month

Annual membership fee: £6 per person.

Volunteers Sought

We are always in need for more volunteers to help out on the show day.

If you...

  • ... have time to spare
  • ... can move hay bales, tables and chairs
  • ... can make tea or bacon butties
  • ... are happy to bake cakes to be sold in the Refreshment Tent
  • ... can offer your help in any other way

...then we are more than happy to hear from you.

Please contact Mrs J. Hayes, tel: 01388 517572 for general enquiries, or visit the Contact page to find the contact details for the section leaders.

Fundraising Events

Each year a number of fundraising events are organised by the Society. The aim is to raise money for the annual show while having fun.

In 2017 we had a Table Top Sale on Easter Monday and a Murder Mystery evening in early May. Both events attracted great interest, thank you very much for all of you who supported us!

Chapel Show 2017 Feedback

For the last three years, visitors to the annual show have been asked to complete a short feedback questionnaire with responses being used to help in the planning of future shows and enhance customer satisfaction.

The feedback questionnaire results from the latest Chapel Show can be downloaded here (.pdf document).