Simonside Country Fair

& Hay Show

(Cancelled due to weather)





11 : 00 

Fair opens 

(free parking and programme) 

Donation on entry please


- Clay Pigeon Shooting.       

(last entries).                     

- Gun Dog Scurry.               

- Archery.                           


12 : 00


- Rothbury Highland Pipeband  (Main Ring)


12 : 15

- Fox Hounds Display.       

- Dog Agility Fun Trial, dog agility ring (last go 13:45)


12 : 30

- Terrier Show (Terrier Ring)


12 : 45

- Children's Races


13 : 45

- Rothbury Highland Pipeband  (Main Ring)


14 : 00

- Start of Fell Race

- Wrestling             

- Novelty Dog Show

 (dog agility ring)


14 : 15

- World championship international egg throwing 

 *Open Competition*


 14 : 45 

- Birds of Prey Display

(Main Ring)


15 : 45

- Tug O'War (Main Ring)


16 : 00

- Terrier Racing (Main Ring)


The 2019 competition application forms and schedules can be downloaded from the links below. Just click on the category to read and then download if required. 


- Terrier Show 

- "Make, Bake and Grow Show" for   Adults 

​- "Make, Bake and Grow Show" for   Children 

- Handwriting Class for Children's 

- Dressed Sticks Competition 

- Sheep Show  

- Cumberland Wrestling 


For more details about individual competitions please contact the relevant section leaders listed on the Contact Us page of this website.


Copies of the "Make, Bake and Grow Show" Competition forms are available from Phillips's newsagents and Tulley's in Rothbury and at The Gate public house; this year the children's "Make, Bake and Grow Show" competition forms have also been circulated to all the local schools. 

Please check each of the individual competition schedules carefully for details of how and when to enter and any prior closing dates. 

On Fair day there are also always lots of free to enter fun and competitive activities for children and their accompanying dogs. The Children’s Races and Novelty Dog competitions are open to all entrants on the field.

The Open Mic competition, now in its fourth year, is for budding and established musicians who are free to just turn up and sign in for it on the day!

The Fair afternoon usually draws to a (noisy) close with our ever popular and very exciting terrier races, organised by the Terrier Show section.

Please contact us if you have any questions.





The Country Fair and Hay Show have now combined their efforts into one non-profit making organisation. We retain a small amount of ongoing funds to finance the next year’s events and give all our other profits to deserving causes, activities and charities with the emphasis on supporting those taking place in and around Rothbury though we sometimes give to causes further afield in Northumberland and occasionally elsewhere. All profits made by the Hay Show are specifically targeted at benefitting those activities supporting children and families.

By now we have raised over £150,000 since we held our first events. It's amazing what you can accomplish if you just keep trying!

If you are involved with a project or group in need of funds for something special, please contact us, preferably by email or letter, and we’ll see if we can help you. Obviously we cannot help everyone, but our committee will consider each new application.

The Fair committee usually meets in the early autumn and decides on beneficiaries from that year's season according to the resources available to us. The committee's decision is always final.


The Hay Show 2020 will take place on Sunday February 9th