Amble/Warkworth Area Events

Amble Sunday Market
Held on the Quayside from 8am to 4pm. Open 12 months of the year

Amble Car Boot Sale held weekly on Saturday's on the Quayside from 8am until 3pm.  Open from March to end of October yearly.

Alnwick Markets
Held in the Market Place every Saturday and on Thursdays between April and December between 9am and 4pm
Farmers’ Market held last Friday of every month (except September and December) between 9am and 2pm
Please see alnwickmarkets.co.uk for more details.

Morpeth Market
Held every Wednesday in the Market Place (opposite the Town Hall) between 9am and 4pm weather permitting!

Farmers' Markets in Northumberland
Alnwick (Market Square) – last Friday of the month
Berwick (The Maltings) – last Sunday of the month
Greenhead Hadrian’s Wall Market (Village Hall) – second Sunday of every month
Hexham (Market Place) – second and fourth Saturday of the month
Morpeth (Market Place) – first Saturday of the month
Newcastle (Grey’s Monument) – first Friday in each month
Ponteland (Memorial Hall, Darras Road) – fourth Saturday of the month
Tynemouth (Metro Station) – third Saturday in each month

Amble RNLI Coffee Mornings from 1000 to 1300
Amble Lifeboat Fundraisers (ALF) hold monthly coffee mornings on Sunday mornings at the lifeboat station to raise much needed funds. 
come down to the Boathouse for coffee, tea, 
homemade sweet, savoury goods and see the two lifeboats
 
Amble RNLI Fundraisers 
hold regular Coffee Mornings
all 1000 - 1300 hrs
@ Amble Lifeboat Station
the Station shop is also open selling a variety of RNLI souvenirs
 
Amble Harbour Day 2018 is 
Sunday 26 August 2018 @ 10am
so come down and meet Stormy Sam

 

 

Amble Area Annual Events
(please check indivudual websites for 2018 dates for these events)
 
Northumberland Resident's Festival  (March)
Local attractions open at discounted rates for Northumberland residents! 
 
Burgham International Horse Trials   March  and July 
Click on www.burghamhorsetrials.co.uk for further information.
 
Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering - April .
See 
www.northumbriana.org.uk/gathering for information

RYA Push the Boat Out Event - May @ Alnmouth. For more details please see 
http://www.rya.org.uk/programmes/push-the-boat-out/Pages/hub.aspx and click HERE for booking information.

NORTHUMBERLAND DAY - Late MAY Bank Holiday Sunday
Celebrate everything about our fantastic County of Northumberland! 14 days of events from mid May to early June. The very first Northumberland Day was celebrated on Sunday 28 May 2017.
 
Rothbury Food + Craft Festival –  May Day Bank Holiday Monday .
Northumberland Coastal Challenge – May Day Bank Holiday. A 26 mile linear walk following the coast from just north of Bamburgh to Alnmouth.
 
Tynemouth Food Festival - May   See facebook.com/tynemouthfoodfestival for further details
 
Belsay Horse Trials - June
Fantastic family days out and a great weekend of Eventing against the stunning backdrop of historic Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens in Northumberland. 
 
Allendale Fair -  June  Click here for more information 
 
Druridge Bay 10K – Late May  Bank Holiday Sunday
The Druridge Bay 10K course comprises good quality footpaths and firm sand and offers a challenge to club runners, beginners and fun runners alike.  
 
Northumberland County Show - Bank Holiday Monday May 
Held at Bywell. Put the 2015 date in your diary now for a fantastic day out.  
 
Festival of the Heavy Horse - June 
Held at Etal Showground in Northumberland. A fantastic family fun day out - see heavyhorsefestival.co.uk  for more details
 
Morpeth Fair Day - June Click here for further information 
 
Mighty Dubfest -  June  @ Alnwick Pastures
Family friendly VW festival. See www.mightydubfest.co.uk for tickets and information
 
Aln Valley Railway Classic & Vintage Vehicle Show - June 
Please click HERE for details and latest information 
 
Alnmouth Arts Festival –  June 
This annual event is held over a single summer weekend in late June, involving the entire village of Alnmouth and utilises a wide range of venues.  It is a unique event among north Northumberland villages and enjoys a high reputation with both the public and the participants.
Click here for more details

Mauretania Day in Amble - July 
A celebration of Amble being christened "the last and kindliest port in England" by the RMS Mauretania on her last voyage to the breakers yard in Rosyth in 1935.
 
Events at Warkworth Castle – throughout July/August 
A variety of events take place at the Castle throughout the summer months 
Click here for latest information
 
Rothbury Music Festival - July  
A weekend of traditional music, dance and events in Rothbury in the beautiful Coquet Valley. Click here for further details
 
Burgham International Horse Trials - July 
Click on www.burghamhorsetrials.co.uk for further information.
 
Alnmouth Raft Races –  August. 2pm-8pm lots of fun and a visit from Amble RNLI Inshore Lifeboat
 
Powburn Show - August
Held on the first Saturday in August, Powburn is the first of the annual Cheviot Sheep and Horticultural Shows.  See www.powburnshow.com for details of the 2016 event.
 
Northumberland Steam Fair - August at Druridge Bay Country Park.
The North East's most popular Steam and Vintage Fair. Come and see classic cars, motorbikes, vintage tractors and stationary engines as well as craft stalls and trade stands. See @NlandSteamFair for latest details.
 
Alnwick Music Festival – late July to early August 
Eight days of music, song and dance in and around the historic town of Alnwick.
 
Glanton Show – The 95th Show will take place in  August  Click here for details of Glanton Show   
 
Acklington Scarecrow Weekend -  August. This popular event will again take place in August.  Click here for latest information
 
Coquetfest - August  @ Druridge Bay Country Park
A three day festival of music, beer, beach and food with attractions for everyone at Duridge Bay Country Park alongside a spectacular beach. A superb line up of Bands to be announced.  Click here for more information
 
Warkworth Flower Show – Saturday 18 August 2018
The annual 'Exhibition' held in the grounds of historic Warkworth Castle. Further details  on www.warkworthshow.co.uk 
 
Wittingham Show - August 
Check www.whittinghamshow.co.uk for updates on this event
 
Warkworth Gin and Beer Festival - 24,25 + 26 August 2018. Click here for more details


Volcano Night, Alnmouth,  August

Volcano Night is an annual charity bonfire competition on Alnmouth beach.

Teams of up to 10 adults and children bring shovels, wood and matches and are allocated a spot on the beach. When the whistle blows they have 15 minutes to build a large sand castle. The next 15 minutes are to build and light a bonfire on top of the sand castle. Only paper, wood and firelighters are allowed – no nails please! Everyone then retires, usually with a picnic. Boats may sail past, depending on the weather. The last fire to be put out by the incoming tide is the winner of a hamper from Scott's of Alnmouth.

Registration is on the Beach Car Park at 5 p.m. Puffin Stores of Alnmouth are offering 10% off kids buckets and spades on the day. Volunteers are also welcome for beach cleaning at 9 a.m. the next morning. Entry is £15 per team and all proceeds go to the Amble RNLI lifeboat. For a copy of the full rules or to reserve a team place email RABC@typex.com.

Volcano Night is run by the River Aln Boat Club (RABC) which promotes boating in the Alnmouth area, including dinghy and cruiser sailing, fishing and canoeing. See www.riveralnboatclub.org. For social and boating membership enquiries email riveralnboatclub@btinternet.com.
 
Amble Harbour Day – August Bank Holiday Sunday 26 August 2018 @ 10am  
Amble's biggest and best day of the year and all for a great cause! Come and support Amble's Shannon Appeal - raising funds for a new Shannon Lifeboat! Stalls, Lifeboat displays, souvenirs - a great Bank Holiday day out! For further information click here 
 
Glendale Show – August Bank Holiday Monday 
The 122nd Agricultural Show - bringing town and countryside together. Gates open 9am.
Seahouses Lifeboat Fete – August Bank Holiday Monday 27 August 2018
Annual Fundraising day in aid of the RNLI - stalls, displays, souvenirs -  a great Bank Holiday day out! Click here for further information
 
Swarland Show – August (date not yet announced)
A fun family based village show, situated in the north Northumberland village of Swarland. It is a great family orientated day, with free children's activities, car boot sale, tea room, stalls, and fun dog show.  Click here for further information.
 
Castles Challenge Triathlon September @ Bamburgh Castle
See www.castlestriathlon.co.uk for further details
 
Lindisfarne Festival -  late August to early September 
An opportunity to experience a weekend like no other - the festival is located on the amazing Northumberland coastline, with a spectacular backdrop of the mythical and historical Holy Island of Lindisfarne. See lindisfarnefestival.com for details.
 
Berwick Food and Beer Festival – September Organised by Berwick's Slow Food Group, the Festival attracts thousands of visitors from all over the UK. Click here for more information
 
Alnwick Food and Beer Festival –  September 
After taking a break in 2015, the Festival  will be back bigger and better than ever. See alnwickfoodfestival.co.uk for updates
 
Berwick Media Arts Festival - September. Once again the border town of Berwick will be transformed into one big cinema screen through film premieres, site-specific installations and live events in locations across Berwick and along the town walls, attracting over 8,000 visitors, and artists and filmmakers from all corners of the UK and Europe to Berwick. Click here for further details
 
The Kielder Runs - October 
including Kielder Bike Run, Kielder 10k, Kielder Junior Races and Kielder Marathon  
See www.kieldermarathon.com for further information
 
Alwinton Show –  October  Held on the second Saturday of October every year, Alwinton Show is the last show of the year, and one of the largest . Click here for further information
 
Millfield Heavy Horse Association - Looking Back :  October . A weekend looking back at old farming practices including horse drawn ploughing. Farmers' Market, craft stalls and much more!  See hayfarmheavies.co.uk for more information
 
Northumberland Vintage Tractor RallyOctober at Brunton Airfield nr Alnwick. See northumberlandvintagetractorclub.co.uk for further details.
 
Amble Christmas Lights – November. The fun begins during the afternoon with events on Queen Street followed by the traditional Christmas parade to the Town Square. Late night shopping, festive fun and also Santa will making an appearance! 
 
Warkworth Christmas Lights - November.  Held at the historic Market Cross, the village of Warkworth lights up for the festive season.  With a visit from Santa, late night shopping and festive singing, an event not to be missed! 
 
Northumberland Music Festival – November 
See www.northumberlandmusicfestival.com for further information
 
Upcoming Events 2018
Battle of Carham - 7 to 8 July 2018
The Battle of Carham was fought between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Northumbrians at Carham on Tweed. 'Uhtred, son of Waldef, earl of the Northumbrians, fought the combined forces of Máel Coluim mac Cináeda and Owain the Bald in 1018. Click here for further information
 
 
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