Cumbria Country Fairs and Agricultural Shows

As the days get longer and the weather warms up what could be nicer than spending the day at a country fair or an agricultural show in Cumbria?

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Dogs, local food, kite flying, sheep shearing, country crafts & stalls – something for everyone. Relatively new as shows go but it’s always really busy  – a grand day out.

31st May & 1st June 2014

www.westmorlandshow.co.uk/country_fest.html

 

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Traditional large show in the north of the county and a real celebration of all things food and farming. Set off early & join the queue to get parked.

14th June 2014

http://www.cumberlandshow.co.uk/dynamicdata/default.asp

Skelton Show

Really popular traditional village show with over 100 trade stands, a gifts and crafts tent, Skelton Food Hall, a wide variety of entertainment, music, food and bar – it has a reputation for being a great day out.

5th July 2014

http://www.skeltonshow.com/

 

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The people of Penrith take a real pride in this annual farming event & it shows!

Join them for the day – you will be more than welcome.

26th July 2014

http://www.penrithshow.co.uk/

Cartmel Agricultural Show

A traditional country show in the fabulous setting of Cartmel Racecourse – always a firm favourite with both visitors and locals.

6th August 2014

http://www.cartmelagriculturalsociety.org.uk/

Lowther ShowSubaru Lowther Horse Carriage

Held annually in the grounds of The Lowther Estate this event has carriage driving, fishing, gun dogs, clay shooting & traditional rural crafts.

9th & 10th August 2014

http://www.lowthershow.co.uk/

Appleby Agricultural Show

A small, traditional show on The Barley Field with classes for sheep, cattle, poultry, vintage machinery, dogs, equestrian classes, children’s pets, produce, handicrafts and horticultural exhibits.

16th August 2014

http://www.applebyshow.co.uk/

 

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Delightful show with sheep judging, hound trailing, horses & ponies. Beatrix Potter more than likely showed some sheep here in her time.

19th August 2014

http://www.hawksheadshow.co.uk/

 

Grasmere Lakeland Sports

The show is now celebrating 162 years of existence & has become one of the most popular traditional events in the Lake District, participants compete in a variety of sports, including Cumberland & Westmorland wrestling, fell running and hound trails.

24th August 2014

 

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One of the oldest agricultural shows in Cumbria & in my opinion they saved the best ‘til last.

Local farmers join with food producers, celebrity chefs & over 350 stalls to show off the best Cumbria has to offer. Everything from ‘food to fork’ – spend the whole day here!

11th September 2014

http://www.westmorlandshow.co.uk/westmorland-county-show.html

 

So enjoy your day out & be sure to spend plenty of brass – after all you can’t tek it with you!

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