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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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


Sat 15 Nov: Winter Droving Festival, Penrith

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

Need holiday accommodation?

Cottage near Coniston - copyright Charlie Hedley

We've cosy holiday cottages, quirky boutique hotels, friendly bed and breakfasts and luxury hotels!

Our commission goes towards keeping the National Park special: Browse and book accommodation online here