Following the recent announcement of the Northumberland Country Show being cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, another of the region’s high profile gatherings has also been stopped from going ahead for a second year running.

The High Forest Show, which takes place in Allenheads, has been forced to be cancelled for a second time due to uncertainty around the pandemic.

“Regretfully I have to announce there will not be a High Forest Show in 2021,” said Steve Wardle, Chairman of The High Forest Show Committee.

“As a committee group, we are unable to meet and organise as we normally do. We are unable to fundraise and cannot see a time in the near future when we will be able to do so.

The High Forest Show is one of the most popular events of its kind in the region and regularly attracts a large number of visitors, exhibitors and volunteers each year, with the last event in 2019 having been deemed a huge success.

However, as with events around the region, last year saw the event cancelled due the pandemic and unfortunately the same has been forced to happen in 2021.

“As we are unsure what the state of play will be Covid 19 wise later in the year, we feel it would be very irresponsible organising a large group activity, bringing people into the village; unaware if they had been either vaccinated or tested.,” added Steve.

“We have decided therefore, that the only responsible action we can take is not to organise a show this year. In light of current circumstances and future uncertainties, I am sure you will all understand our decision.”

The organisers of the show are hoping to welcome everyone back to the event in 2022.