Country shows and festivals

Lakes Alive

A free festival of contemporary arts and making, in Kendal and the Lake District.

Lakes Alive is an annual festival that celebrates landscape, people and place, showcasing and creating world class work for both the outdoors and site specific locations, to inspire and amaze audiences.

Dates: Every year in early September.

Kendal Calling

A world-class music festival, set in Lowther Deer Park near Penrith, overlooking the northern Lake District Fells.

Dates: 30 July - 2 August 2020

Agricultural shows

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Cottage near Coniston - copyright Charlie Hedley

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