September marks the annual Etal Show, one of the oldest small village shows in the county to be still thriving and flourishing, and nowadays so much more than a horticultural show. Known locally as just "The Show", it takes place every year on the first Sunday in September at Etal Showground, opposite the Tillside cricket pitch.
Gates open at 12 noon and the main marquee at 2pm. Here the entries in over 150 different competitive classes are exhibited - including vegetables, fruits, flowers, baking, jams and preserves, needlework, handicrafts, photography, dressed walking sticks and children's classes.
Out on the field attractions include:
Coldstream Pipe Band
Alnwick Folk Band
Chainsaw Carving Display
'Have a go' Dog Agility
Companion Dog Show with Obedience (entries on the day)
Towards the end of the show there's an auction in the marquee with many of the high quality exhibits available to bid for immediately after the raffle is drawn. A fabulous family day out!
Admission £4.00, children free. Plenty of free parking on the showground.