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The annual Rothbury Street Fair is a well established rural event that takes place every Spring Bank Holiday (Whitsun) Monday in this lovely Northumbrian town. Thousands of pleasure seekers make their way to the fair every year from local villages, Newcastle and beyond for a good family day out. This year the event is being relaunched by a new management with a number of new features and attractions.

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September 2016

Celebrating the return of Rothbury's church organ, following its extensive restoration, with traditional craft displays, old school fair rides and games, and vintage, craft and artisan stalls.  

On Saturday evening there will be a concert in All Saints Church, reflecting the traditions of church music making before and after the arrival of the organ. All are very welcome.

On Sunday from 11.00am - 4.00pm the fair and attractions will be open throughout the village centre. 

On Sunday 12th June, Rothbury will celebrate the 90th Birthday of HMQ with food, music and games. There will be a children's street party with games and fair rides in the afternoon and in the evening, we will wlecome the adults of the village to a street food fair accompanied by live music. 

Taking place in the Church of St Michael and All Angels, located just outside of the remote, rural village of Alwinton in Upper Coquetdale. The series has established itself as one of the major cultural events in the North-East of England and the church, with its fine acoustic, is surrounded by beautiful and dramatic landscape. The 2016 festival includes musicians and performers with international reputations offering concerts, competition and workshops. At least one cocnert will include the newly launched, local Hepple Gin. 

 

Additional Info

  • Dates and Times 7th and 28th May. 11th and 25th June
  • Location Alwinton
  • Venue St Michael and All Angels Church