The Cumberland show is all about promoting agriculture and rural life. They have been doing is for over 175 years.The Show combines tradition and agriculture with a fresh, modern focus to create a real celebration of farming, food and countryside. There is a range of livestock classes including beef, dairy and sheep; heavy & light horses, donkey, show jumping, and horse driving competitions; poultry classes; fun dog show; and vintage vehicle classes. The Countryside Area displays rural crafts and skills; a Home Industries Marquee; Craft Marquee; Country Living Arcade; Food Hall; a wide range of Trade Stands; and a variety of entertainment around the Showfield, which all make for a great family day out.
Skelton show is a popular traditional Cumbrian Agricultural show with something for all the family. With an annual attendance of 10,000 it is the largest village show in Cumbria and a real showcase for the countryside. See the large horticultural and industrial marquee and classes of cattle, sheep, horses including show jumping, dogs, vintage vehicles, fur and featured animals and Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling. With well over 100 trade stands, a re-branded 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 in the Country.
This beer festivals is brilliant, especially when the sun shines. They have been doing these festivals twice a year since 2007. Their Fans reckon they are just about the best beer events around.They choose their breweries and let them show 3 or 4, sometimes more of their beers. It’s not about cramming in as many different beers as possible. It’s about showcasing the breweries, and getting the brewers along. It’s all about British craft brewing… what’s new, who’s new, what’s stood the test of time, but most of all… what’s good. It’s mostly cask. But there’s a fair amount of keg too.The festival take’s over the whole brewery. They have plenty of cellars and cold room, so all the beer is properly cold and served from at least 3 bars. It’s a family affair… kids, dogs, babes in arms, great grandmas, weird brewers all welcome. Food all day, live music and great beer.
The PENRITH AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY held the first Penrith Show in 1834. Since then this annual celebration is held on the fourth Saturday in July each year, with the 2017 show on 22nd July. The show has gathered much momentum in recent years. With a wide spectrum of competition classes for farm livestock, arable, horses, rabbits, poultry, show jumping, industrial and horticulture, to a host of local trade stands, food hall and rural crafts marquee.
Set in a stunning setting on the shores of Coniston Water, Coniston Country Fair is a traditional Lakeland Show offering visitors an enthralling insight into traditional Cumbrian Life. The show attracts thousands of visitors and locals alike each year and there is something for everyone with shows for Fell Foxhounds, Terriers, Beagles and Lurchers. Farming is represented with shows for Herdwick Sheep and Sheepdogs as well as traditional Cumbrian Walking Sticks.