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

All Children's activities on the field are FREE 


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.