Great North Festival of Agriculture 2019

Thu 29th Aug - Sun 22nd Sep 2019

The Great North Festival of Agriculture is a month-long celebration of the region’s rural heritage. Featuring everything from vehicles and vegetables to harvest celebrations and heritage skills, there’s plenty of fun to be had for all the family.

The festival kicks off with Dig for Victory, 29th August to 1st September, which tells the story of life on the Home Front during the Second World War. Come and join us and help the war effort.

Pack up your potatoes and bring your beetroot to enter our Leek Show, 7th & 8th September. A hotly contested event that sees visitors, staff and volunteers enter their home-grown produce. Plus a grand charity auction of entries to close the event.

Our Agricultural Show, 12th to 15th September, featuring incredible birds of prey demonstrations, brass band performances and a chance to meet pit ponies, horses and guinea pigs. Why not enter your out-of-this-world onions or impressive patchwork into the shows? Certificates and rosettes are up for grabs!

Come and have a go at some traditional skills at our Hands-on Heritage Skills event, 21st & 22nd September. Get hands-on with a whole host of fantastic heritage skills at The 1940s Farm and 1820s Pockerley.


What’s more, as with all daytime events, there is no extra charge for the Festival. Daytime admission is included in the regular museum entry charge and it’s free for Unlimited Pass holders.