What's On


With more than 30 trade stands, fabulous main arena events and agricultural and equine sections, the venerable Slaley Show, held on the Showfield at Slaley's Townhead on 10th August 2024 is the highlight of the agricultural year in the local area and a major annual attraction that draws over 3,000 visitors from across the North East and further afield.

Agriculture is at the heart of Slaley Show and it is a traditional social gathering of farmers and other rural persuits from across the region, enjoying a well earned day off between the lambing season and the start of harvest.

Although there is an emphasis on sheep, dogs  and horses at Slaley Show, you can be sure of seeing other smaller animals.  In the equine rings glamour and elegance are combined with extraordinary skill as immaculately turned out riders undertake the challenging working hunter course or tackle show jumps. Nearby, stately heavy horses will provide an amazing display provided by the Belgian Bouncing Man, Gui Godts.


At 8am the tents open to exhibitors and in the Main Ring there are M & M and In hand horse classes. By 10am the real fun starts with Food, craft and trade stands opening and Riding classes and  Working Hunters in the Main Ring. Soon Sheep judging starts and there is Show jumping in horse ring 2. 11.30 the Biking Vikings - perform motorcycle riding, stilt walking, pipe and drum playing  to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research then in the Main ring there are the Children’s sports

By noon the open dog show starts, there are then Dancing display in the wrestling ring and the Lazer Clay opens, as does the bar. Be at the Main Ring at 12.30 when Gui Godts, the Belgian bouncing man thrills with a display not to be missed!

The Gun dog display follows and the Industrial Tent reopen to public, there is the return of the Mounted fancy dress followed by the Dog racing heats and the Sheep trophy presentations at sheep pen

At 3pm in the Main ring there is a chance to see  Gui Godts again. The Quoits competition is held at the sheep pens and there is a Gundog display. Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling is a must see in wrestling ring at 3.30pm. and there is the Dog racing final at 4pm. The Raffle is drawn and finally the Bar closes at 5pm

Here is a taste of What's On


Watch the experts fresh from the Championships. Great classes for all ages for you to "have a go" at with prize money paid to 8th place. Classes for adults and children, great fun to take part in.


A fantastic group of drummers with a Northumbrian Pipe Playing, Stilt walker. Raising vital funds for Brain Tumour Research and great entertainers for all the family

Gui Godts

The Belgian Bouncing Man presents his half hour long comedy equestrian show.

With his slapstick humour and cheeky smile, Gui Godts charms his way into the hearts of crowds whilst performing his dangerous stunts.

The Belgian Bouncing Man demonstrates the finest horsemanship skills including Roman Riding, Liberty and Trick Riding.

A family show full of humour and great horsemanship.