Summer 2016

Ambleside sportsambleside

For 200 years locals & visitors to Ambleside have enjoyed this traditional Lakeland Sports Day. Gates open at 10am & the first race begins at noon. Attractions at the 2016 event on Thursday 28 July this year include:
Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling
Hound Trails
Foot & Cycle Races
Guides & Fell Races

Cumbria Steam Gathering

The 43rd Cumbria Steam Gathering takes place on July 30 & 31 2016 and will feature more than 1,200 classic exhibits, displays, traditional fair plus specialist caterers and crafts. Between 30 – 40,000 visitors attend the annual Steam Gathering which is organised by The Cumbria Steam & Vintage Vehicle Society. They have been bringing together vintage and steam vehicles from across the world for one massive summer event, held just outside Grange-over-Sands, for four decades.


Cartmel Showcartmel

The Cartmel Show is always a firm favourite with both visitors and locals. The Show, held on Wednesday 3 August 2016, offers a profusion of family entertainment packed into the picturesque parkland setting at Cartmel Racecourse. The show has its roots firmly within the agricultural and rural community. Sample the delights of rural life & enjoy the entertainment – something for everyone.


Lunesdale Showlunesdale

The Lunesdale Agricultural Show is held at Underley Park, the home of Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club, on Tuesday August 9 2016. Attractions at this traditional country show include cattle, sheep, horse, dog, poultry and show jumping classes. There will also be home industries, including the traditional rural craft of sticks and crooks. Plus produce (including classes for cakes and preserves), a craft marquee, food hall and the very popular Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling.


Appleby Summer Pudding

The Summer Pudding at Appleby Castle on Saturday 20 August 2016 is a fruity, gooey, indulgent one day festival for all the family! The event features music, live bands, circus acts, performances, a funfair, a vintage market, foodie treats, plus much moreā€¦