How to Find Us

The Show Field and car parking are in the center of the village and will be clearly signposted on the day of the show.

By road: St. John's Chapel is 23 miles west of Bishop Auckland (A689) and 33 miles east of Penrith (A686 and A689). Navigate towards the following address:

Market Place, St. John's Chapel, DL13 1QF

There is free public parking on the Recreation Field. Disabled badge and approved ticket holders may park on the Show Field.

By bus: bus no. 101 runs along the A689 from Bishop Auckland via St. John's Chapel to Cowshill.

Admission Fees

Adults: £6; Children: £3; Members: free

Apart form the admission fee there are no additional charges for show field activities.


Check out these sites for local accommodation in case you decide to stay overnight at the show weekend:

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Health & Safety and the Small Print

  • The Committee of the Weardale Agricultural Society have made the best arrangements in their power for the accommodation and safety of the public, exhibitors, animals and articles sent for exhibition.
  • For our security and safety representatives from Durham Constabulary and St. John Ambulance will be in attendance throughout the day.
  • The public are prohibited from entering any ring or enclosure and are advised to be vigilant of vehicles and livestock moving around the show field.
  • Members of the public participating in any event do so at their own risk.
  • We have a "clean field" policy - please bring pooper-scoopers for your dog!
  • No refunds will be given for the non-appearance of an exhibit.