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Our next upcoming events will take place in 2014:
The Annual Hay Show & Charity Auction, Sunday 9th February 2014
The Simonside Country Fair, Sunday 10th August 2014
The 2013 Country Fair took place on August 11th and proved to be a grand day for all, with the move to our great new field being a big success. Even the weather was kind for once (well mostly, apart from a couple of sharp showers!) There were record entries in several competitions, an excellent gate over the whole day and fine displays by Falconry Days, North Northumberland Dog Agility team and the Donna Kimberley Highland Dancers. It was fantastic to see everyone's favourite steam engine, "The Coquet Lass", again, as well as lots of baby steam engines puffing merrily around the field. Tomlinson’s of Rothbury provided a most tempting tea tent, Geoff Allen and his team the best fish and chips ever as well as top class coffee and Morwick Dairy’s delicious ice-creams rounded off the day’s feasting very nicely. The Fair’s new Open Mic competition drew a steady crowd to The Gate’s beer tent and early visitors greatly enjoyed the morning’s car-boot sale.
A very big thank you to Hedley, as ever, and all the other committee members, friends, supporters and sponsors who helped the day go smoothly and worked so hard in the months leading up to the event. Between the Fair and the earlier Hay Show we have raised £5,000 this year to distribute between fourteen local charities and good causes with our main donation going to support the brilliant work of CHUF, the Children's Heart Unit Foundation at the Freeman Hospital. See our Beneficiaries page for more details.
If you haven't yet made a donation or sponsored one of the show activities but would like to do so, for 2013 or indeed looking ahead to 2014, please contact us.