SEPTEMBER – Westmorland County Show
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!
The Westmorland County Show held on the second Thursday in September each year; attracts over 29,000 people. We pride ourselves on being a major livestock Show, with its heart firmly in agriculture. Sections include cattle, sheep, goats, horses, pigs, heavy horses, alpacas, dogs and poultry, as well as marquees for The Women’s Institute, Learning for Life, Crafts from Cumbria, local produce Food Hall, Rural Crafts and over 350 trade stands. Not forgetting the very popular Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling. A colourful event, with many competitors competing in traditional costumes.
Westmorland is proud to boast the largest local products Food Hall in the North West, and probably in the Country, entirely supported by local producers promoting their own products, with special demonstrators and Celebrity Chefs.
The Society are committed to supporting and promoting Cumbria’s wide range of wonderful artisan craft businesses.
The Westmorland County Show is Cumbria’s premiere “shop window” for a “taste, try and buy” experience in a convivial and relaxing atmosphere. The Show is a centre of excellence and a great place for people to meet and discuss current and future rural issues: bringing together people from all walks of life to meet, socialise and talk.
All the above combined with ongoing arena events in a number of locations ensures lots to see and do. Don’t forget to pack a brolly (just in case), and you’ll be guaranteed a great day out. Make a Day of It!
Enquiries & Bookings 01539 433215