Westmorland County Show 2016
Thursday 8th September 8am - 5pm
Awarded Cumbria Tourism Event of the Year for 2015, Westmorland County Show is one of the UK’s favourite Shows and Cumbria’s largest livestock Show. Come and enjoy a premier event that celebrates the best of farming, food, and rural life and is always a fantastic day out.
The Show will, of course hold all the usual livestock classes, from cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, dogs, poultry and alpacas to light horse classes, Show Jumping, heavy horses and Carriage Driving. 2016 will see the introduction of a brand new Red & White Dairy Section, plus the Show will also host the final of the new Cone Driving Challenge. Horses and their drivers will have battled it out in heats at Ulverston & North Lonsdale Show, Cartmel Show and Lunesdale Show, and will be going for gold in the final on 8th September at Westmorland Show, not to be missed.
Alongside the livestock, there will be much more to get involved in, with over 350 trade stands to explore and England’s largest local produce Food Hall packed with artisan producers, as well as The Food Theatre, a hive of activity, which will play host to celebrity chefs and special demonstrations throughout the day.
The Grand Parade, a highlight of the day for many, is a fantastic chance to see prizewinning livestock, along with the presentation of Champion of the Main Ring. Other classes in the Main Ring will include ridden heavy horses and Show Jumping, plus The Vale of Lune Harriers will be parading their foxhounds.
This year, the Show is hosting the 14 stone World Championships for Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling, which every year pulls crowds of spectators, so make sure you’re there early to claim your spot by the ringside.
The Show’s varied array of marquees are home to stunning displays, crafts and exclusive products. From The Women’s Institute, Learning for Life, which houses interactive displays from local schools, Crafts from Cumbria and Rural Crafts, the marquees are always buzzing with activity.
Entertainment and exhibitions will include the fantastic sheep show, woodland and forestry displays, Cumbrian axe men, chainsaw carving, vintage tractors and agricultural machinery, plus gundogs falconry, ferrets and fly fishing.
There will be baby changing facilities on site, as well as a crèche, and the free bus service from Kendal and Milnthorpe will also run again this year.
Preparations are well under way for this year’s Show, which promises to be a fantastic event.
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INFORMATION FOR EQUINE EXHIBITORS
***** please note changes to Equine Judges listed in the Schedule for 2016:
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A Feast for all Senses - For Country Lovers
On behalf of the Society, a huge thank you to everyone who visited the Showground over the Country Fest weekend and helped to make the event so successful.
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