HOME-GROWN flowers and vegetables went head-to-head this weekend in a bid to be crowned best in show.

Peppers, potatoes and plum tomatoes were all on display at the return of the annual Leek Show in the 1900s Pit Village at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North.

Carrots, onions and leeks were proudly put on display with producers hoping to come away with a rosette.

Local experts judged all the classes and prize-winning entries were displayed throughout the weekend for visitors to see before being auctioned off for charity.

Angela Kirkbride's giant leeks won best in show and earned her a red rosette.

Visitors also enjoyed flower arranging, family activities and brass band performances across the weekend.

The Leek Show forms part of the month-long Festival of Agriculture, which celebrates the agricultural and rural heritage of the North-East of England. This year the festival runs until September 22.

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