THE final event of the district’s show season will take place in the picturesque surroundings of High Rochester on Saturday.

The Upper Redesdale Show is usually the last date on the agricultural calendar, but it is always worth waiting for.

The traditional sheep show is now in its 129th year, and is well-supported by farmers from near and far.

A regular fixture of the show is the sheep dog trials and the annual dog show, with terriers, collies, Jack Russells and other breeds set to take part.

Another key feature is the industrial tent, packed with home-baked cakes, scones, jams and other culinary delights. There will also be arts and crafts and fruit and vegetable entries.

The 2017 show saw the welcome return of the popular Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling competition after an absence of several years.

Other attractions this year will include an array of stalls, as well as quoits, children’s sports, musical entertainment, and an appealing refreshments tent.

At last year’s show, Willie Weatherson, of Edges Green, Haltwhistle, was crowned Blackface champion with a ewe lamb. Scotch-type champion was Steven Mackay, of Dudlees, Otterburn.

In the industrial section, it was a good day for husband and wife Jim and Kathy Scott, of Otterburn.

Jim won most points in the vegetable section, while Kathy clocked up most points in the baking category.

Otterburn’s Vera Scott overcame a difficult growing season to score most points in the flower section. She also won the knitting prize.