26-27 May 2012 – Country Fest gives a real taste of the countryside, celebrating the quality and diversity of the superb independent food and drink producers and suppliers that abound in Cumbria and the North West.
Alongside a full programme of talks and demonstrations, visitors can also learn where their food comes from. There will be a wide range of children’s activities and entertainment, pets corner and ‘Meet the Farmer’, Sheep shearing Demonstrations, Music and Dance, Grow your own Area, Crafts, Beer Festival, Wedding Fayre, and a wide variety of trade stands with a Companion Dog Show and Terrier show on Sunday.
Holker Garden Festival
8-10 June 2012 – A Festival celebrating the best of gardens, countryside and food….set in one of the most perfect landscapes nature can offer.
Coniston Country Fair
22 July 2012 – 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.
Windermere Air Show
Unfortunately it was reported in December that the airshow was cancelled this year due to lack of cash. Let’s hope they get things back up and running for next year!
Westmorland County Show
13th September 2012 – Featuring Cattle, Sheep, pigs, Goats, also Horses, Poultry, Hounds, Dogs and Rare Breeds, together with Alpaca classes. Not forgetting Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling, W.I., Learning for Life and Craft Marquees, with over 350+ trade stands and the areas largest local products Food Hall with special demonstrators and Celebrity Chefs.
The Westmorland County Show is Cumbria’s premiere “shop window” for a “taste, try and buy” experience in a convivial and relaxing atmosphere.