Magna Carta theme at village event

Show-goers admire the exhibits at last year's Warkworth Show.
Show-goers admire the exhibits at last year's Warkworth Show.

The skills and ingenuity of Warkworth Show’s artistic and creative enthusiasts will be put to the test this year as they strive to celebrate the Magna Carta in flowers, cards and poetry.

The show – the 144th since its inception in 1859 – on Saturday, August 22, will feature in its floral art section a red and gold arrangement depicting the banner of Magna Carta guarantor John Fitzrobert, who was Baron of Warkworth in 1215.

And the theme continues with a hand-decorated card, junior handwriting competition, poem or limerick celebrating the event.

With more than 350 classes and some 50 trophies, cups and salvers, the show – one of the biggest of its kind in the north – has added attractions this year including a classic cars display, circus skills workshop, army climbing tower and a steel band.

In addition to the traditional classes ranging from fruit, flowers, art and photography to honey and handicrafts, the show has entertainment for all the family including fancy dress for children, the popular 2.5km run, fun dog show and a variety of trade and craft stalls. Entry forms for all classes are available in the show schedule and can also be downloaded from
Refreshments will be available throughout the show, which opens at 10am with the entertainment in the Castle and grounds.

Admission to the event is £6.50 adults (£5.50 concs), £3.50 children (free to under-fives), £16 family ticket. English Heritage members can enter free of charge.