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's Viking Invasion

16th and 23rd November and 20th November and 13th December

On Saturday 16th November the Viking Bikers will be marauding through Hexham - on stilts! Throughout November and December, head into Hexham and meet the Vikings. Viking music, weapons,...

RNS Christmas by Candlelight

Dec 10 2019 - 7:30pm to Dec 10 2019 - 9:30pm

This seasonal favourite is always a sell-out, so book early to guarantee your seat. Hexham Abbey, Hexham | Tuesday 10 December. Programme  ...

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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