The Alnwick Journal, in its Local News section of August 15th, 1859 announced that Warkworth Flower Show is fixed for the 22nd inst., which is The day of the annual feast, when 'greatnumbersexcursionist' come down from the south It is the first show at the place, and we have no doubt will be successful."
Successful it certainly was and the same newspaper enthusiastically reported on September 15th that “The scene of the exhibition was the courtyard of the castle, and there the multitude was- gathered together some reclining on the grassy ruins listening to the 'melodies' of the militia band., and to the sough of a gale which was wandering through the labyrinthine chambers of The desolate keep; and others feasting their eyes on the beautiful array of flowers and fruits in the tent on the green…. the committee managed as admirably as if they had been all their lives at the delightful task. There is now no doubt of the success of Warkworth Show, and we. trust to see many more such gatherings.”