It’s carnival time in Peterlee this weekend

Visitors enjoy a ride at a previous Peterlee Show.

Visitors enjoy a ride at a previous Peterlee Show.

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It’s showtime - with town leaders calling on visitors to have their say on the future of the weekend carnival.

The 43rd Peterlee Show will run on Helford Road playing field tomorrow and Sunday, championing talent and showcasing the skills of its top gardeners, pets and sports.

It’s always a big weekend for the town, but I think there’s some suggestion of change.

Councillor Bill Jeffrey

It will launch at 11am with a performance from Peterlee GT Brass Band, followed by demonstrations from dancers, including urban dance groups to cheerleaders, followed by a talent show.

Live music will again form a strong part of the celebrations throughout the show, with the first day to be rounded off at 10pm with a fireworks display.

Marquees will be set up throughout the two days, displaying arts and crafts, plants and produce and giving charities and organisations a chance to tell people about their work and fundraise through games.

Sunday’s Dog show entries will begin at noon, followed by classes at 1pm.

A vintage fair and retro stalls will run, with old cars to be on show and rockabilly bands to play.

Sunday will also feature a fun run at 11am, taking joggers around a 2 mile route around the dene, and fairgrounds ride to run during the two days.

Councillor Bill Jeffrey, Labour leader on Peterlee Town Council, said: “It’s always a big weekend for the town, but I think there’s some suggestion of change.

“People have a great time, but we want to hear feedback from the people of Peterlee about what they would like to see.”

He added a music festival could be considered.

For more details visit the town council’s website, www.peterlee.gov.uk.