It’s the magnificent Westmorland County Show taking place Thursday 14th September. Together with The Cumberland Show they are the 2 main agricultural shows in Cumbria.
This show is the 218th and there is a huge amount of events, classes, activities and produce to look around and enter. With the heritage firmly in agriculture, livestock is the main event from dairy and beef cattle, to light and heavy horses, sheep, pigs, goats, alpacas, poultry, terriers and hounds.
The second most popular and growing year on year is the Westmorland Food Hall & Food Theatre where there’s food to eat on the day and produce to take home. Then onto the Cumberland & Westmorland wrestling, a firm favourite in the region, crafts and shopping, music and on the back of being at other Cumbrian agricultural shows this year The Sheep Show (like a Miss Word show for sheep!). Highly entertaining and sure to draw a big crowd.
Not every person due to attend this large annual event next live close enough to drive or visit for the day. Being such a popular show, it attracts visitors from far and wide and rightly so, Cumbria is farming and agriculture personified.
It’s not too late to book accommodation with Kendal being the ideal choice. The Riverside Hotel in the centre of Kendal still has some availability. The hotel has a restaurant bar for post show refuelling and a handy car park for leaving the day during the day. Simply then pick up the special County Show bus from Kendal Bus Station in the morning which is operating a half hourly service with the last bus from the show field being 6.05pm. Riverside Hotel is dog friendly too as the show is always popular with dog owners or those wishing to enter their pooches into the various classes. Visit http://www.riversidekendal.co.uk/ for more details and to book.
It is sure to be a great day out and as always appeals to everyone whether you’re a foodie or a farmer, a hound or horse lover. Tickets can be purchased in advance and at a discounted rate too through their website http://westmorlandshow.co.uk/county-show/