Heathergate Boutique Holiday Park, Hexham, Northumberland
This is the first of our ‘What’s on‘ blogs. I have scoured the internet and sought local knowledge to find a selection of events you might find interesting this October. Over the following months I introduce you to places of interest, event, festivals and activities near our site. If you have any particular interests and would like me to look out for particular types of events, please let me know. Also, if you go to an event give me some feedback so I can recommend it to others for next year.
I’ve given a web link in most cases. Please check before you go. As with all exploring, some of our ‘What’s on’ suggestions will be brilliant, some will give you completely new experiences, and others may be a disappointment. I’m putting this list together based on what I think looks interesting.
Hexham Autumn Show – 5th October
Alpine Garden Society host this special event at the Hexham Auction Mart, in which local nurseries gather to for a beautiful plant fair. The event is organised in conjunction with the Scottish Rock Garden Club.
The Kielder 10k – 12th October
If you are looking for something active and don’t fancy the racing, go and beat the bull by running the Kielder 10k. This run takes place around the magnificent Bull Crag Peninsula of Kielder Water.
A Day at Hexham Racecourse – 12th October
One of the most stunning racecourses in the country and the only one in Northumberland opens it doors for the Campbell & Rowley Raceday. The 7 race event is one of the most exciting in the Hexham Racecourse calendar and a great day out.
Antiques & Vintage, Hexham – 15th October
Hosted at Wentworth Leisure Centre, this big Antiques & Vintage exhibition will showcase fantastic and fascinating ceramics, glass, jewellery, books and many other items. If you have interest in antiques and nostalgia, this is place to come.
Hexham Spook Night – 26th October 2pm to 9pm
This is a wonderful community, family event where the whole of Hexham is transformed in to fabulous Halloween spectacular. There’s dancing, rides, competitions and lovely hot food. The events focus around Beaumont Street, Market Place and the Abbey Grounds. Come and experience one of the biggest events of the year, and see why we love Hexham.
Dark Skies Star Gazing, Kielder – 28th October 7pm – 8.30pm
The wonderful star gazing experience at the Kielder Castle Visitor Centre is a great way of seeing the stars. A great event, full of interesting facts and stunning views. Dark skies are huge feature in our local area, they are truly breathtaking and this event will be a must-attend.