August

The summer is in full swing and the chance to enjoy some fabulous days out showcasing the very best of what Cumbria has to offer or if you just fancy relaxing at one of the many beauty spots the Lake District has to offer now is the time to make the most of the light nights and evening rambles.

Events

Wednesday 1 August - Cartmel Show

Featuring the best of British farming, cattle, sheep, and poultry shires to show ponies! Working Hunters to carriage driving. Showjumping to follow the grand parade and children’s mounted fancy dress competition. The dog show is always a firm favourite. Village industries and country crafts as well as children’s entertainment including face painting and bouncy castles. You can chat to gardeners in the horticultural marquee, or have a go in the demonstration marquee which features stone masonry, weaving or dancing. The food hall will feature local chefs preparing dishes to delight your taste buds. Well behaved dogs welcome!

Sunday 19 August - Torver Show - Lakeland Country Fair

As well as being a typical Cumbrian show, the Lakeland Country Fair acts as a showcase for traditional Cumbrian skills and activities. There will be Herdwick sheep on display and demonstrations of hand-clipping will take place during the afternoon.
The Lakeland Country Fair offers something for all the family - as well as numerous Trade Stands there is a children’s' area with a bouncy castle, roundabout, and other sideshows.

Tuesday 21 August - Hawkshead Show

Set in the Vale of Esthwaite famous for Beatrix Potter (a founder member) & William Wordsworth the show field is situated half a mile north of our quaint village.

With plenty of attractions for people to see all day - We have the judging of all horse classes ranging from the miniatures to the heavy horses, private driving (horse & small carriage) and jumping classes, judging of a large variety of sheep along with dogs & cattle.

Sunday 26 August - Grasmere Sports

The 2019 Annual Grasmere Lakeland Sports, now celebrating 169 years of existence, has been a regular annual event since 1868, unbroken except for the two periods of the First and Second World Wars. Now one of the most popular traditional events in the English Lake District, participants compete in a variety of sports, including Cumberland Wrestling, Fell Running and Hound Trails.