Welcome to the Simonside Country Fair and Hay Show website
If you haven't yet made a donation or sponsored one of the Country Fair or Hay Show activities
but would like to do so for 2018, please contact us.
Our next upcoming event is the annual Simonside Country Fair on Sunday 12th August 2018 at The Gate pub, Forestburngate.
There will be all the usual fun of the Fair and a grand day out especially for families with entry by donation rather than a fixed charge. Full details coming shortly.
Hay Show 2018: The last Hay Show took place on Sunday 11th February 2018 at The Gate pub, Forestburngate, and was a great success, raising well over THREE THOUSAND POUNDS which will be distributed to local charities and good causes later this year. So congratulations to all the Hay Show team, especially William, Sandra and Hedley.
Report on the day: In spite of the chilly weather everyone enjoyed themselves. Some snow had fallen earlier in the day but luckily none fell during the actual event although there was an occasional heavy CRUMP! as chunks of ice slid off the roof of our marquee! Thanks to Rothbury Highland Pipe Band for their rousing music, and to Graham and his team at The Gate for hosting this annual event and providing warming food and drinks. Also many thanks to all the helpers and volunteers, and not forgetting our panel of expert judges, Sophie Kirkup, Nicky Mitchell and David Walker and of course auctioneer Drew Patrick. We are always amazed by the support from local businesses and donors, so thanks to all for their generosity especially Elliott Harrison. Overall Champion this year was Hedley Heron with his excellent seed hay entry, closely followed by Reserve Champion P. Milburn with his Haylage entry. Full results on the Hay Show page (see above).
Have a look at our Facebook
and Twitter pages too for some super photos. See you all on Sunday August 12th at the Country Fair!