Allendale Fair 15th-17th July 2022

Allendale Fair is coming back – this year in July!

It begins with stuff for children and young people on Friday afternoon. On Saturday, an exciting mix of arena events and music, market stalls, and fairground activities will fill Allendale Market Square. The Sunday Sessions brings the fair to a close with family-friendly live music in the square.

Thanks for the support of local businesses:

D&J White Builders
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Saturday Fair

The Saturday of the fair weekend brings a buzz of market, street food and drink, and community celebration to the centre of the East Allen Valley. Lots of activities for children, lots of spectacle for everyone.

The stage and arena are a focal point for music and dance.
Performers in 2022 include Hadrian Clog, Hexham Morris, Alston Dance School, Catton Line Dancers and the Sunshine Panners Steel Band
Fairground rides from Dunes for younger people – including favourites like Teacups, Carousel and an inflatable slide.

Market Stalls

Sunday Sessions

Sunday 17th July 2022 – live music from the stage in Allendale Market Square kicks off around midday. A terrific lineup takes it through to the evening. Spend the afternoon sitting in the square: street food stalls throughout the day, and the pubs will be open.

Lockheed Lindsay – alt pop drum & ukelele

Jack Reed – acoustic guitar singer

Mount Hooley Band

Bearcat Gumbo – hokum shindig merchants

The Belta Reivers – upbeat Geordie folk trio

The Lulas – original groove pop band


Diddley Squat

The Fair Raffle offers a chance to win wonderful prizes and experiences, and to help local community groups and fund next year’s fair.

The proceeds of the raffle are shared between local causes and community groups and the kitty for the fair.

Tickets are available in advance from all the usual Allendale outlets, and are on sale from the Information Point on Saturday.

The raffle will be drawn on Saturday afternoon. Winners who aren’t in front of the stage at the time will be notified afterwards.

Putting It Together

The Fair is put together by a bunch of people who have put themselves forward – any and all of you are welcome to come and join in planning and producing our village fair.

Allendale Sculpture Trail

The 2020 and 2021 Allendale May Fair celebrations were cancelled due to the pandemic. A family challenge walk was planned for these events – it’s been reworked it as a short self-guided route along a popular riverside walk for community and visitors alike.

With Community Fund support, new sculptural pieces have been added to those already along this beautiful route in the heart of Allendale. Printed guides to the path are available from local businesses, and we have an online guide.