Cumbria Country Fairs and Agricultural Shows

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


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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

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


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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

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

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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

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


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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


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


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