SLALEY Show will celebrate 160 years of showcasing Northumberland’s best produce, livestock and skilled craftsmanship this weekend.

The showfield will be full of marquees packed with exhibits, bars and food vendors, with trade and craft stands offering a range of local products.

Farmers from across the district will once again compete for the champion prizes with Texel, Mule and Bluefaced Leicesters all appearing in the judging pens.

In the main ring, there will be a debut from Falconry Days while Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestlers will be displaying their skills. There will also be appearances from a magician, the opportunity to play quoits and ferret racing.

The sounds of the Stanhope Silver Band will provide the perfect show backdrop whilst visitors can also watch Tyne Valley Classic Motorcycle Club members parade on their bikes. Visitors can cheer on the terriers racing and visit the alpacas and animals at the petting farm.

Visitors can also vote for the best vintage motorcycle on display.

Show secretary, Fiona Pattinson, said around 3,000 people were expected to attend this year’s event.

She said: “Preparations are going really well and we’re now all hoping the weather is going to be good.

“This year, we’ve introduced a new food tent which will showcase bread, gin and ginger ales amongst many others.”

Equine classes get under way from 8.15am, with plenty of action throughout the day until 5pm.

The Slaley Show takes place at the showground on Saturday. Adults £7, OAPs £5 and under-12s free.