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Events this summer in The Lake District and Cumbria

Cumbria Steam Gatheringsteam gathering

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July

A great event for steam enthusiasts but there’s much more on show here! A huge, colourful and noisy weekend event with a variety of entertainments, the Steam Gathering features splendid steam engines and vintage commercial vehicles, as well as hundreds of classic transport favourites including cars, motorcycles, military vehicles and pedal cycles. Being situated in a mainly agricultural area, tractors, farm machinery and stationary engines are well represented and always attract considerable attention.



The Lakes Chilli Festival

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd August

The Lakes Chilli Fest is back! Come and get involved with over 80 producers at this event offering the tastiest & spiciest chilli products, real ale producers, first class entertainment and exciting challenges.


Lowther Show

Lowther Show

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August

The Lowther Estate hosts this fantastic country event which promises to bring together world-class sporting championships, top-class demonstrations and hundreds upon hundreds of top-line, quality driven exhibition stands for visitors to truly indulge in and experience.


Royals & Roundheads at Sizergh Castle

Saturday 16, Sunday 17 and Monday 18 August

Be transported back to the English Civil War where the sights and sounds of swords clashing and muskets firing are sure to entertain at this event.


carlisle city centreCarlisle International Market

August 21 – 25

The return of this popular market with its gifts, flavours and aromas from all over Continental Europe and beyond. Held in the city centre so you can wander through the market stalls and enjoy a look round the shops in Carlisle…one of my favourite places to go shopping.


Mintfest KendalGrand-Theatre-of-Lemmings

August 29 – 31

A kaleidoscope of international performers take over the town of Kendal for one of the UK’s leading outdoor arts festivals. Be amused, be amazed, be entertained…Mintfest is a rather unique event!

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