September is the month for local shows where growers, farmers, bakers, photographers and craftspeople get the opportunity to show off their produce and skills. Cotherstone Village Show takes place on the first Saturday in September and is followed by a grand auction of produce. Agricultural Shows with cattle, sheep, horses, poultry, machinery, entertainment and shopping take place every weekend throughout September.
Doe Park hosts a Stargazing weekend at the end of October as part of the North Pennines AONB annual Stargazing festival. Guests can join astronomer Richard Darn and fiends for an informal weekend of talks, stargazing and even rocket launching.