A TRADITIONAL country show is being held at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North this week.

The event, which runs from today until Sunday, will feature livestock including horses, ducks and geese, traditional crafts, baking and beekeeping.

Paul Foster, historic events officer, said: “We’re looking forward to a fantastic, action packed four days at the Agricultural Show. With displays and demonstrations ranging from beekeeping and birds of prey to threshing and quilting, there’s something for everyone at this celebration of rural life.”

Attractions also include a Gordon Highlanders military drill display, a horsemanship display by the 16th Lancers Cavalry Unit, strongmen demonstrations, Ferguson tractor talks, donkey rides, brass band concerts, archery and alpacas.

The main marquees will host demonstrations of traditional crafts including woodworking, clog making, basket making, lace making and quilting.

The industry section will see people compete for a rosette in craft and produce classes– from photographs and hand-tied fishing flies to homemade lemonade, marmalade and even baking disasters.

With the owners’ permission, the baking, preserves and beverages will be auctioned off at 4.30pm on Sunday.

Today and tomorrow, local schools will attend with their horticultural, craft and artwork entries.

There will be music from Darlington Community Wind Band on Saturday and Lanchester Brass Band on Sunday, both from 1pm to 3pm.

Show entry is included in museum admission.

This is the third event in the museum’s Great North Festival of Agriculture, a month-long celebration of the region’s rural heritage.

For details visit beamish.org.uk/whats-on