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Rushbearing

Ambleside Rushbearing

This festival takes place on the 1st Saturday in July.

The traditional day is an annual event in Ambleside and really brings the whole community out together.

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Cartmel Races

Cartmel Races

Next Fixtures – 19th & 21st July, 23rd & 25th August 2014

Against the backdrop of the beautiful English Lake District, it is possible to sample national hunt racing in its most original format.

The 3 day May fixture has fun for all the family with stalls and a funfair alongside the races. In the village of Cartmel there are plenty of pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops and the priory to explore whist you are there.

For more information please see the Cartmel Racecourse website.

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Ambleside Sports

Ambleside Sports

Ambleside Sports is held on the last Thursday in July.

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Mintfest

Mintfest, Kendal

Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st September 2013 sees the town of Kendal come alive with Mintfest.

There are street acts and performances all weekend and there will definately be something for everyone.

For a full schedule of events please take a look at their website.

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Grasmere Sports

Grasmere Sports

Sunday 24th August 2014

Why not go to the traditional Lakeland sports.

The 2013 Annual Grasmere Lakeland Sports, now celebrating 161 years of existence, has been a regular annual event since 1868, unbroken except for the two periods of the First and Second World Wars. Now one of the most popular traditional events in the English Lake District, participants compete in a variety of sports, including Cumberland Wrestling, Fell Running and Hound Trails.

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Rydal

Rydal Sheepdog Trials

Thursday 14th August 2014 sees the annual sheep dog trials and hound show. Set in the spectacular Rydal Park it has been going for over 100 years.

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Westmorland County Show

Westmorland County Show

Westmorland County Show is held in September.

The Westmorland County Show is one of the largest one day Shows in the Country and certainly one of the oldest, given that the Society was founded in 1799 and is still going from strength to strength 213 Shows later.
Voted by the Farmers Guardian readers as the 5th top Show and the only one-day show in the top 12!

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Ulverston Festival

Ulverston Dickensian Festival

This is the sixteenth year for the Dickensian Christmas Festival, one of the most popular Dickensian Festival events in the country. It attracts thousands of people but its not too packed for visitors and local people to wander around and have a fabulous time and savour the wonderful atmosphere of a traditional market town in the Dickensian era.

Well worth a visit on the weekend of Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November 2014.

Please see their website for more details.

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KMF

Kendal Mountain Festival

Held in November this event is over four days and sees outdoor enthusiasts and specialists travelling from all over the world to attend.

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Hawkshead

Hawkshead Christmas Fair

Saturday November 30th and Sunday December 1st 2013

Now in its 7th year, the fair continues to build on its success. This year’s event will include more than 50 stalls,

strret entertainment, live music, children’s rides, Santa’s Grotto & carol singing.

There will also be a beer festival.

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