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 2017,
Our next upcoming event is the Simonside Country Fair on Sunday 13th August 2017 on our new site adjacent to 'The Gate'
Watch this space! More details to follow very soon - but rest assured, it will be even better than the 2016 Fair!
Record attendance and entries at the February 2017 Hay Show
The weather threw everything at us on the day - rain, wind, sleet and snow - but everyone had a great time and a record number of 50 bales were entered into the competition by local farmers. Over 150 pledges and donations poured in for the afternoon's charity auction. Visitors enjoyed stirring music from Rothbury's Highland Pipe Band, hot food and cheering drinks from our hosts at The Gate pub, and bid well over THREE THOUSAND POUNDS in total for the hay and pledges. Thanks to Hexham and Northern Mart and Hedley Heron for their support as ever with the auction, which was ably conducted by auctioneer Drew Patrick. Our knowledgeable and hardworking judges Lynsey Alison, Simon Bainbridge and George Graham picked the winners and overall champion John Cowens from Shilmoor was delighted with his prize and award cup. For full results, see the Hay Show page (link at the top of this page).