Country Shows & Fairs

in The Lake District

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Country Shows & Fairs in the Lake District

Throughout summer, The Lake District is bursting with Country Shows, Fairs, Galas and Village Fetes.  No matter what sort of show you’re looking for, there will definitely be one for you.  Some are traditional farmers shows with classes for livestock, some are for local crafts and produce, and one is devoted to Chilli’s!

Cumberland Sausage Festival - 5th to 7th May 2018

This will be the 4th Sausage, Food & Drink Festival at Muncaster Castle.  It’s a three day event celebrating good food, excellent drink and all things Cumbrian.  Watch celebrity chefs, cooking demos, sausage competitions and lots lots more.

Country Fest - 2nd & 3rd June 2018

Celebrate the best of British Summertime at Country Fest with this fantastic family event.  Enjoy delicious local foods, drinks and crafts along with all the usual countryside activities including children’s events, stunt performances, live music and much, much more.

Coniston Country Fair - 25th July 2018

Set on the shores of Coniston Water, this country fair must had one of the best locations in the country.  A traditional Lakeland show offers a variety of events, food and craft stalls from some of the amazing local producers in The Lake District, plus animal shows and events.

Ambleside Sports - 26th July 2018

Ambleside Sports is a traditional Lakes Sports event and is a fantastic day out for the whole family.  You’ll enjoy fell races, hound trailing, traditional wrestling, grass track racing, plus lots of food and trade stands.

Cartmel Show - 1st August 2018

Cartmel Show is a massive date in the horse calendar with over 200 horses, ponies and Shires taking part in various classes.  Over 350 agricultural animals will also be taking part.  You’ll see over 90 trade stalls and children’s activities.

Cockermouth & District Agricultural Show - 4th August 2018

The Cockermouth & District Agricultural Show started in 1849 and been favourite since then.  Enjoy a wealth of traditional events including sheep clipping, foxhounds, dogs shows, horse jumping and a variety of local produce and suppliers.

Keswick Agricultural Show - 27th August 2018

Keswick Agricultural Show has been running since 1860.  You’ll be able to see cattle, ponies, horses, sheep, dog and poultry, plus a range of home produce, crafts and horticulture.  There will be fell races, arts & crafts and activities for the children.

Holker Chilli Fest - 8th & 9th September 2018

This 2 day festival is dedicated to chilli’s with speciality chilli companies from all over the country.  You’ll also find local speciality food suppliers, local crafts, entertainment and cookery demonstrations, and a chilli eating competition!

Westmorland County Show - 13th September 2018

Located on the edge of The Lake District, The Westmorland County Show is one of the biggest of the year and has been voted as one of the UK’s favourite Shows with 30,000 people visiting the show each year.  It’s a major livestock show with classes for cows, sheep, pigs, and more, plus horse shows and 100’s of stalls selling anything and everything!

Some of our favourites ...

These are some of our favourite places to stay, visit and shop in The Lake District.
Hotels

The Langdale Hotel & Spa

  • Langdale
  • All of the Lake District
  • Hotels
Hotels

Another Place

  • Ullswater
  • All of the Lake District
  • Hotels
Luxury Self Catering

Heart of The Lakes - The Langdale Valleys

  • Elterwater
  • All of the Lake District
  • Luxury Self Catering
Luxury Self Catering

Sykes Holiday Cottages

  • Windermere
  • All of the Lake District
  • Luxury Self Catering
Luxury Self Catering

Heart of The Lakes - Keswick & North Lakes

  • Keswick
  • All of the Lake District
  • Luxury Self Catering
Wedding Photographer

Jenny Heyworth Photography

  • Kendal
  • All of the Lake District
  • Wedding Photographer
Luxury Self Catering

The Langdale Estate Self Catering

  • Ambleside
  • All of the Lake District
  • Luxury Self Catering
Luxury Self Catering

Heart of The Lakes - Ullswater

  • Ullswater
  • All of the Lake District
  • Luxury Self Catering
Luxury Self Catering

Heart of The Lakes - Ambleside & Troutbeck

  • Ambleside
  • All of the Lake District
  • Luxury Self Catering
Things To Do

Ullswater Steamers

  • Ullswater
  • All of the Lake District
  • Things To Do
Luxury Self Catering

Heart of The Lakes - Underscar

  • Keswick
  • All of the Lake District
  • Luxury Self Catering
Luxury Self Catering

Heart of The Lakes - Bowness & Windermere

  • Bowness-on-Windermere
  • All of the Lake District
  • Luxury Self Catering
Adrenaline Filled

Kankku - Off Road 4x4 Adventure

  • Windermere
  • All of the Lake District
  • Adrenaline Filled
Great for Kids

Keswick Canoe & Bushcraft

  • Keswick
  • All of the Lake District
  • Great for Kids
Farm Shops

Plumgarths Farm Shop

  • Kendal
  • All of the Lake District
  • Farm Shops
Hotels

Brimstone Hotel & Spa

  • Ambleside
  • All of the Lake District
  • Hotels

News and stuff ...

Keep up-to-date with some news and things that have been going on in the Lakes recently.
Uncategorised

Great North Swim

  • 8th June 2018
  • All of the Lake District
Uncategorised

Cartmel Races

  • 9th May 2018
  • All of the Lake District
Uncategorised

The Lake District Pound

  • 2nd May 2018
  • All of the Lake District
Uncategorised

Buttermere Poop!

  • 29th April 2018
  • All of the Lake District
Sports

ARC'TERYX Big Mountain Weekend

  • 25th April 2018
  • All of the Lake District
Sports

Challenge Lake District

  • 22nd April 2018
  • All of the Lake District
News

UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • 2nd April 2018
  • All of the Lake District
Uncategorised

Peter Rabbit the Movie

  • 4th March 2018
  • All of the Lake District
Uncategorised

Laura Ashley Hotel Wedding Fayre

  • 22nd February 2018
  • All of the Lake District