Horseriders at Keswick show copyright Charlie Hedley
Horseriders at Keswick show

Country shows and festivals 2014

We run over 500 events from guided walks to family-friendly events, many of which are free. There's also loads going on in and around the National Park. Check out our selection below.

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Fri 1 Aug: Luing Cattle Society Annual Open Day - near Windermere

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Aug: Potfest in the Pens - Penrith

Fri 1 - Sun 3 Aug: Kendal Calling - music festival near Penrith

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Aug: Lakes Chilli Festival, near Ullswater

Sat 2 - Sun 15 August: Lake District Summer Music

Wed 6 Aug: Cartmel Show

Thur 7 Aug: Special screening of Swallows and Amazons film in Kendal

Sat 9 Aug: Dalston Show

Sat 9 and Sun 10 Aug: Lowther Show

Sat 9 and Sun 10 Aug: Derwent Water Regatta

Tues 12 Aug: Lunesdale Show

Thur 14 Aug: Rydal Show

Sat 16 Aug: Gosforth Show

Sat 16 Aug: Appleby Agricultural Show

Sat 16 and Sun 17 Aug: Lakeland Craft Fair - Ambleside

Tues 19 Aug: Hawkshead Show

Tues 19 Aug: Keswick Family Adventure Trail

Sat 23 - 25 Aug: Lakeland Craft Fair - Glenridding

Sat 23 Aug: Patterdale Dog Day

Sun 24 Aug: Grasmere Lakeland Sports and Show

Sun 24 Aug: Kentmere Valley Sheep Show 01539 821689

Mon 25 Aug: Keswick Agricultural Show

Mon 25 Aug: Black Combe Country Fair

Tues 26 Aug: Buttermere Family Adventure trail

Thur 28 Aug: Force Crag Mine open day

Fri 29 Aug - Sun 31 Aug: Mintfest in Kendal

Until 3 Sept: Lake Artists Society Summer Exhibition in Grasmere


Until 3 Sept: Lake Artists Society Summer Exhibition in Grasmere

Sun 7 Sept: Loweswater Show

Thu 11 - Sun 14 Sept: Heritage Open Days

Thu 11 Sept: Westmorland County Show

Thu 11 Sept: Derwent Island Open Day

Fri 12 Sept: Kendal Torchlight Carnival

Sat 13 - Sun 28 Sept: C-Art Cumbria Artists Open Studios

Sat 20 Sept: Egremont Crab Fair and Sports including the World Championship Gurning Competition

Sun 21 Sept: Borrowdale Shepherds' Meet and Show

Sat 27 Sept: Eskdale Show


Sat 4 Oct: Lakeland Trails - Coniston

Sat 11 Oct: Wasdale Head Shepherds' Meet and Show

Fri 17 - Sun 19 Oct: Lakes International Comic Art Festival


Thu 20 - 23 Nov: Kendal Mountain Festival

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Nov: Dickensian Christmas Festival, Ulverston

December 2014

Wed 3 - Sun 7 Dec: International Market, Carlisle

Sat 6 - Sun 7 Dec: Taste Cumbria Christmas Fayre, Muncaster

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Cottage near Coniston - copyright Charlie Hedley

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