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For 2024 Westmorland County Show

For over 200 years, 225 years for Westmorland, agricultural shows have brought together communities, showcasing rural life while providing businesses a platform from which to trade.  Westmorland County Show has survived world wars, recessions, the Great British weather and the pandemic.  We very much look forward to welcoming everyone back to the 2024 Westmorland County Show.

The 225th Westmorland County Show promises to be another excellent event.  Following the resounding success last year, we are excited that this year’s Westmorland County Show will be held over 2 days again, on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 September.

For everyone’s enjoyment, there is a limited capacity per day and tickets will only be on sale at the gate if still available.  Livestock classes will be split across both days and the layout is being overhauled to make best use of our extensive Showground.  A full programme of activities will be held on both days, including WI, Learning for Life, The Sheep Show, Vintage Tractors, forestry and craft demonstrations.  However, some sections, as listed below, will be day specific.  Alongside the magnificent Food Hall, Food Theatre, Craft Marquees and over 400 trade stands you are guaranteed a fabulous day at the Show.

Wednesday 11 September

  • Sheep & Fleece Classes
  • Beef Shorthorn National Show
  • Alpacas
  • Light Horse – Ridden Horses, Veteran Horses, Retrained Racehorses and new Traditional Gypsy Cob
  • Private Driving
  • Showjumping – with an extended range of classes including an exciting “Ride & Drive” event with teams of 2 (1 on horseback and a young farmer negotiating a course with the rider in a wheelbarrow)
  • Goats – Northern Goat Show
  • Hounds & Terriers
  • Poultry & Eggs

Thursday 12 September

  • Dairy & Beef Cattle Sections & Championships
  • Rare Breed Sheep Show including Young Shepherd of the Year qualifiers
  • Heavy Horses
  • Light Horse – Working Hunter Ponies, Mountain & Moorland, Show Ponies, Shetland Ponies, Shetland Ponies, Skewbald & Piebald
  • Kennel Club Dog Show
  • Rabbit Show
  • Pigs
  • Goats – Westmorland County Show
  • Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling
  • Grand Parade

Craft & Shopping Marquees

Rural Crafts and Countryside Area

Matt Tebbutt

Westmorland Food Hall & Food Theatre

Women’s Institute

The Sheep Show

Learning for Life

Forestry Arena

Livestock and Equine Competitions

Countryside Arena