ONE of the district’s most scenic agricultural shows returns to Hadrian’s Wall country this weekend.

With the Northumberland County Show on Bank Holiday Monday signalling the start of the agricultural show season, the Roman Wall Show is next up in the long list of summer events throughout the district.

The show is one of Northumberland’s most prized sheep shows and a big attraction for farmers.

And they’re expected to turn out in force to support the Blackface and Swaledale sections, with Leicesters, Mules and Texels also set to join the race for overall sheep champion.

Now in its 65th year, the popular agricultural show, held at Twice Brewed near Bardon Mill, is also set to entice food lovers and craft enthusiasts with a bustling industrial section.

There will be no shortage of dogs, with Border terriers, gundogs, foxhounds, collies and more expected in the show ring. Hound and puppy trials, terrier racing, and novelty classes are also set to be part of the show.

The event’s walking sticks section usually attracts a lot of interest, while there will also be quoits and Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling.

Despite wet weather last year, the show enjoyed large crowds as it added new traders and competitions to widen its appeal. And this year is no different with an array of children’s sports and the show’s annual fell race taking place.

Star bakers will also be battling it out in the food tent as they battle for the best scones and sausage rolls awards. The Roman Wall Show takes place on Saturday from 9am.