Hexham has a busy programme of events throughout the year, ranging from the Tyne Tour – Europe’s largest mass participation canoeing event - to book, film and music festivals, as well as the hugely popular Bonfire Night, Christmas Market and Spook Night. Other regular events include a fortnightly farmers' market and various arts events, plus a full programme of films, plays, concerts and exhibitions at the Queen's Hall and Forum Cinema.

Hexham Farmers' Market


Hexham Farmers Market is a long established market in the heart of the historic town of Hexham in Northumberland. Our producers come from within a 50 mile range of the town and they are all...

​Hexham Spook Night

Oct 26 2019 - 2:00pm to Oct 26 2019 - 9:00pm

The event takes place on Saturday 26th October around Beaumont Street, Market Place and the Abbey Grounds with fairground rides, hot food, fancy dress competitions for all ages (there's even a...

Bonfire Night

Nov 2 2019 - 6:30pm to Nov 2 2019 - 7:30pm

Annual Hexham Round Table Bonfire and Fireworks event for 2019. All donations collected ensure that we are able to maintain the event, and enable the Round Table to make donations to community...

The Unfortunates: In the Shadow of Jack the Ripper at The Vault

Nov 2 2019 - 7:30pm to Nov 2 2019 - 10:00pm

The spirit of Jack the Ripper comes back to life in venues across the North East this October and November, as Timeworks Theatre stages The Unfortunates: In the Shadow of Jack the Ripper...

Sankta Lucia

Dec 12 2019 - 7:00pm to Dec 12 2019 - 8:00pm

A maiden wearing a crown of candles on her head, leads a candlelit procession of choirs singing traditional Scandinavian songs. This event in supported by Region Västra Göteland and Northumberland...

Hexham Christmas Market & Abbey Fair

Dec 14 2019 - 9:00am to Dec 14 2019 - 3:00pm

Lots of stalls selling gifts, arts, crafts, Christmas wreaths, local foods and produce Mulled Wine, roasted chestnuts Santa and his (real-life) reindeer Music  Everything a...

Allendale Tar Bar'l

Dec 31 2019 - 11:00pm to Dec 31 2019 - 12:15am

Forty-five local men (known as guisers) carry whiskey barrels filled with burning hot tar in a procession through the town. The men dress in colourful fancy dress and have soot-blackened faces.To...

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