Agricultural shows in the Lake District have always been a big part of the Cumbrian lifestyle. The first major event of the year taking place next month in Carlisle. Here we take a look at 10 agricultural shows in the Lake District in 2019.
Agricultural Shows in the Lake District
Cumberland County Show – 15th June
The start of the season for agricultural shows in the Lake District gets underway East Park, Brisco in Carlisle. It’s not only one of the biggest, but it also stays true to the traditional way of country life.
Penrith Agricultural Show – 20th July
Brougham Hall Farm plays host to the Penrith Show 2019. It’s another of the longstanding agricultural shows in the Lake District, having first taken place in 1834.
Coniston Country Fair – 21st July
As well as livestock and local produce, Coniston Fair features a number of traditional sporting events. What’s more, on the banks of Coniston water, you can visit during your package break in the Lake District by joining Windermere Lake Cruises.
Cockermouth Show – 3rd August
While Cockermouth itself is a fairly quiet area of Cumbria, once a year visitors from far and wide descend on the town. In particular at the Fitz on Low Road.
Ambleside Sports – 25th July
Just as the name suggests, this is very much a sporting event rather than one that attracts the farming community. Having said that, being full of Cumbrian traditions such as Westmorland wrestling, this is a chance to feel like one of the locals.
Cartmel Show – 7th August
Horseracing at Cartmel is a regular occurrence, however once a Cartmel Park opens its gates to a wider range of activities. Albeit with horses continuing to be the focal point. Showjumping, horse and cart, best in show and much more.
Lowther Show – 10th and 11th August
Unlike day events, the Lowther Show is across the weekend. So why not book a package break in the Lake District and stay for both days. While enjoying added luxuries such as your own private hot tub.
Hawkshead Show – 20th August
Along with her close connections to Windermere, Beatrix Potter also spent several years living near to Hawkshead village. Her own livestock being entered into competitions at this very show, she was even known to be judge during her time in the area.
Keswick Show – 26th August
The Keswick Show is perfect if you’re booking a package break in the Lake District over the August bank holiday. Although it is another of the more popular agricultural shows in the Lake District, so advance booking is recommended.
Westmorland County Show – 12th September
The oldest show is also one of the last in the season. Taking place at Crooklands near Milnthorpe, the Westmorland County Show has been running since 1799. Taking place in September gives holidaymakers the chance to book a package break in the Lake District outside the regular tourist seasons.
Package Break in the Lake District
Whether you’re taking part in a show in a professional capacity or just passing through as a visitor, make the most of your time in Windermere. Book a package break in the Lake District, staying in a Windermere spa suite with hot tub and enjoy a taste of luxury.