Weardale Agricultural Society

We are small group based in a small village called St. John's Chapel in Weardale, County Durham. The Society organises a large agricultural show (Weardale Show, also commonly known as 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.

We welcome 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 always welcome volunteers to help organising the event and/or 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 Mr Greg Dalton (Email: ggregdalton@aol.com; Mobile: 075 46328241) 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 2018 we are organising the following events:

Table Top Sale

Easter Saturday, 31st Mar 2018 in St. John's Chapel Town Hall

£0.50 entry for visitors; 3, 4 and 6 ft tables can be hired for £1 per ft

Please contact Mrs Joan Warriner (tel: 01388 537606, email: joan.warriner@btinternet.com) for more information.

Murder Mystery

Saturday, 5th May 2018, Town Hall, St. John's Chapel

Entry: £8.00

Supper included but bring your own drinks!

Please book in advance by contacting Mrs Joan Warriner: tel: 01388 537606, email: joan.warriner@btinternet.com.

Family Disco

More details coming...

Please come and enjoy our fundraising events — with your support we can make the Weardale Show happen year after year!

2017 Show 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 Weardale Show can be downloaded here (.pdf document).