Top events in the Lake District this Summer…

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Summer is now upon us and there is no better time to visit the Lake District!  We’ve carefully hand-picked a selection of fabulous events, shows and festivals for you to visit in the nearby area…


  • Penrith Show - Saturday 22nd July

One of the finest agricultural shows in Cumbria, there are so many activities to enjoy from show-jumping to horticulture and terrier racing to vintage tractor parading!  Alongside the main events there is also an excellent variety of food and craft trade exhibitions.

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  • Ambleside Sports Day - Thursday 27th July

This traditional Lakeland sports events hosts many sports including wrestling, hound trails, track races and even races for the children! Whether you join in the fun or simply watch and enjoy it’s guaranteed to be a great day. 

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  • Potfest in the Park - Friday 28th July-Sunday 30th July

A fabulous day out bringing together some of the most creative clay makers from the UK, Europe and beyond!  Taking place in the gorgeous surroundings of Hutton-in-the-Forest, it’s set to be a great weekend. 

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  • Lowther Show - Saturday 12th August-Sunday 13th August

A fantastic showcase of countryside living.  Bringing together the local community with an excellent line-up for the weekend!  With horse driving trials, a hound show and an all-new clay shooting festival there’s something for the whole family, not forgetting the food and beer festival too…

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  • Grasmere Lakeland Sports and Show - Sunday 27th August

Celebrating 167 years of existence, one of the most popular traditional events in the Lake District is back with an even bigger variety of activities including Fell Running, Hound Trails and even Cumberland Wrestling!

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  • Loweswater Show - Sunday 3rd September

A traditional agricultural show with lots of livestock and great activities including fell races for all ages, carriage driving as well as a lovely craft tent with local artisan produce.  Catch the Ferretworld Roadshow or enjoy a locally brewed Loweswater Gold!

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