Westmorland Agricultural Society (WAS) is honoured to welcome the Countess of Wessex as its President for 2018. The Countess is…
Thursday 13 September 2018
Located on the fringes of the Lake District, Westmorland County Show is a fantastic day out – voted as one of the UK’s favourite Shows and enjoyed by over 30,000 visitors every year. A major livestock Show with classes for cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and alpacas, heavy and light horses too, there’s plenty to see.
Come and meet the foxhounds, get up close to magnificent cattle, marvel at the show jumping, discover the interactive displays in our Learning for Life Marquee, get inspired by the WI’s crafty creations, or cheer on your favourites in the Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling.
Be tempted by artisan chocolates, cheeses, pies, gins and much more in the North West’s largest local Food Hall, or drop the children off at our creche and enjoy the Show at your own pace.
With the chance to discover the best of farming and the countryside, as well as seeing some of the country’s top quality livestock, shop till you drop amongst hundreds of trade stands or get involved with our Rural Craft have-a-go areas, you’ll be spoilt for choice at this year’s Show.
Winner of the Tourism Event of the Year in the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2015, Westmorland County Show is not to be missed
A Right Royal day at Westmorland Show 2017
Beautiful sunshine and blue skies welcomed The Prince of Wales to the 218th Westmorland County Show this year. Arriving by helicopter, The Prince made his very first visit to the Show on Thursday 14th September and was greeted with a warm Westmorland welcome by Chief Executive Christine Knipe, Society Chairman Stephen Procter and President John Geldard FRAgS, who accompanied him on his tour of the Showground. The Prince’s visit included some of the many highlights at the Show, in between taking time to talk to many of the producers, exhibitors and visitors.
Welcoming farmers from across the country, the quality of the livestock was superb with another record year for sheep entries. Overall Upland Champion was presented by The Prince of Wales to Swarthmoor farmer Clive Richardson for his Jacob Ram. Lowland terminal title went to John and Adam Gargett’s Blue Texel, and the Lowland non terminal was awarded to Richard Batty of Selside for his Mule gimmer, with both trophies presented by sponsors Rumenco…