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Coming events across Lakeland

If you have an event that needs a mention please email Lakestay for inclusion. Dates can vary year to year so please check wherever possible.

Lake District Summer Music;International Festival and Summer School


Keswick Film Festival 29 February - 3 March 2024.

Ambleside Daffodil and Spring Flower Show - 3rd Saturday
Malcolm Wilson Rally in Cockermouth and North Lakes


Good Friday: Uppies and Downies football through Workington .

Cockermouth's Host of Daffodil in honour of William Wordsworth each April

Damson Day, Lyth Valley
Lakes Collective of Artists & Designer Makers Easter Fair – , Ambleside Parish Centre, Ambleside.

Printfest, Ulverston: First weekend in May each year
Printfest includes some of the
best printmakers working in the UK today.

Muncaster Festival; The festival will culminate with the International Jesters Tournament held on the final day.. Muncaster Castle.

Keswick Mountain Festival ...

Carlisle and Borders Flower Show - Usually Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday

Keswick Jazz Festival
held in May features 80 concerts and shows in no less than 18 venues around the town. Usually. Highlight is a New Orleans style street parade on market day.

Melmerby May Day - 2nd Saturday
Gilsland Garden and Crafts Fair - 3rd Saturday and Sunday
Ireby Festival
Coniston Water Festival - Whit Weekend (commences Friday)
Cartmel Races May Race Day Fair – Saturday in May
Curwen Fair, Workington - Whit Saturday

Hutton Roof Country Fair and Fell Race - Whit for Hutton Roof Fair
Country Fest, Crooklands, Kendal.
Kendal Mediaeval Market - Whit Monday
Queen of Solway Dance Festival, Maryport - Whit Tuesday to Saturday
The Great Garden Show, Holker - Last Friday to Sunday..


Hayton Open Gardens 2024 Open for charity under the National Gardens Scheme Sunday 19th May afternoon 12pm till 5pm At least 10 gardens open for only £5 Homemade Teas and Plants for sale Hayton Brampton CA8 9HR
Castletown Gala Day, Penrith - 1st Saturday
Seaton Childrens Carnival - 2nd Saturday
Carlisle Carnival - 2nd Sunday
The Lanercost Music Festival usually takes place in June at Lanercost Priory, between Brampton and Hadrian’s Wall.
Winton Sheepdog Trials - 3rd Saturday
Appleby Jazz Festival - 3rd Saturday and Sunday
Barrow in Furness Rotary Gala - 3rd Sunday
Brough Hound and Terrier Show - 3rd Sunday
Coniston Country Fair on 22nd July 2007
Cumbria Classic Car Show, Carlisle - 3rd Sunday
Cockermouth Woolfest In late June each year.
Flookburgh Charter Fair - 3rd Sunday
Keswick Carnival - 3rd Sunday
Kirkby Lonsdale Brass Contest - 3rd Sunday
Muncaster Jubilee Festival
Including the world famous Festival of Fools. 3rd – 7th June 2012.
June18-22 2008 - Lanercost Music Festival
June 20-22 2008 - Silloth Vintage Rally
Alston Sheepdog Trials - 4th Saturday
Ulverston International Music Festival will take place from Wednesday June 19-27 2020
Late June ·- Distington Vintage Steam Rally

Warcop Rushbearing - St Peters Day
Endmoor Country Fair - last Sunday
Ullswater Country Fair - last Sunday
Hayton Open Gardens 2023 Sunday 9th July afternoon 12pm till 5pm
Brampton CA8 9HR...Open for charity under the National Gardens Scheme
At least 14 gardens open for only £5
Homemade Teas and live music at the school
Teas in aid of Hayton Primary School

The annual Morcambe Bay Search & Rescue Cross Bay fundraising walk
Skelton Agricultural Show - 1st Saturday

Kendal Calling Cancelled in 2021 due to Covid.
(At Lowther near Penrith)

Music on the Marr Castle Carrock CA8 9LU...Music on the Marr, Cumbria’s most friendly musical event, returns 18-21 July in 2019.
Ambleside Rushbearing - 1st Saturday
Flimby Carnival - 1st Saturday
Musgrave Rushbearing - 1st Saturday
Whitehaven Carnival - 1st Saturday
West Cumbria Vintage Rally, Distington - 1st Sunday
Westmorland Horticultural Society Show, Kendal - 1st Sunday
Alston Gala - 2nd Saturday
Staveley Carnival to be held in and around Staveley village between Kendal and Windermere in S. Lakeland from July 14th-16th 2006
Coniston Fair, 19th July2009
Appleby Annual Carnival and Sports - 2nd Saturday and Sunday
Ravenstonedale Festival. .
New Lakeland Rose Show, Grange over Sands - 2nd Saturday and Sunday
Allithwaite Carnival - 3rd Saturday

Cleator Moor Sports - 3rd Saturday
Cumberland County Show, Carlisle - 3rd Saturday
Maryport Blues Festival (Cancelled in 2018 . Festivalwebsite
Keswick Christian Conventions
Dalemain Craft Fair - 3rd Saturday and Sunday
Dearham Carnival - 4th Saturday
Eden Valley Dog Training Club, Stainton - 4th Saturday
Lorton Hound Show - 4th Saturday
Threlkeld Steam Gathering...Normally in July
Penrith Show - 4th Saturday
North Lonsdale Show, Ulverston - Last Thursday
Lanercost Craft Fair - Last Saturday
West Cumbria Rose Society Show, Egremont - Last Saturday
Windermere Lakes Lions Festival, Bowness - Last Saturday and Sunday
Cumbria Steam Gathering, Flookburgh - Last Saturday and Sunday

Craft Fair, Dacre Hall, Lanercost. .For further details contact Elizabeth Harding 0169772538


Appleby Horse Fair. Normally in June but now Planned for August 12 2021...more info.

Gilsland Agricultural Show, Triermain Farm, Gilsland

Lake District Summer Music International Festival

Whitehaven International Festival (July or August)...Find out more...
Lake District Sheepdog Trials, Staveley - 1st Thursday
Beetham Sports - 1st Saturday
Cockermouth Agricultural Show - 1st Saturday
Grasmere Rushbearing - 1st Saturday
Thirlmere Flower Show - 1st Saturday

Fell Pony Society Breed Show, Brougham Castle - 1st Sunday
Solway and Hadrian Fuchsia Show, Houghton, nr Carlisle - 1st Sunday
Lunesdale Agricultural Show, Kirkby Lonsdale - 2nd Tuesday
Appleby Agricultural Show - 2nd Thursday
Kendal Calling 2014 ...confusingly held at Penrith..1st - 3rd August 2014
Lowther Game and Country Fair; - Countryman Fairs will hold the Lowther Game and Country Fair, on the 13th and 14th August 2011, and in forthcoming years on the 2nd weekend of August.
Dalston Show - 2nd Saturday
Gosforth District Agricultural Show - changed to 3rd Saturday.
Threlkeld Sheepdog Trails - 3rd Wednesday
Brough Agricultural Show - 3rd Thursday
Grasmere Sports - ,last Sunday in August
Ambleside Flower Show and Crafts - 3rd Friday to Sunday
Barbon Annual Sheepdog Trials - 3rd Saturday
Crosscrake Flower Show - 3rd Saturday
Ravenstonedale Agricultural Show - 3rd Saturday

Storth Gardening Show - 3rd Saturday
Gatesgarth Country Fair - 3rd Sunday
Lakeland Festival of Brass, Grange over Sands - 3rd Sunday
Langdale Country Fair - 3rd Sunday
Kendal Gathering - Week commencing 4th Friday
Kirkby Lonsdale Gardening Show - 4th Saturday
Kendal Folk Festival - Bank Holiday Friday to Sunday
Wigton Dog Training Obedience - Bank Holiday Saturday and Sunday
Greenodd Horticultural Show - Bank Holiday Saturday
Patterdale Dog Day - Bank Holiday Saturday
Esthwaite Open Sheepdog Trails - Bank Holiday Sunday
Kentmere Sheepdog Trials - Bank Holiday Sunday
Dentdale Gala - Bank Holiday Monday
Keswick Show - Bank Holiday Monday
Muncaster Fair and Sheepdog Trials, Ravenglass/Black Combe Beagles Field Day at Haverigg near Millom; Both events clash on August 27 2007 - Bank Holiday Monday
Silloth Carnival - Bank Holiday Monday
Solfest August 22-24 2024 . Solfest weekend festival takes place at Tarns, near Aspatria
Ennerdale and Kinniside Show - Last Wednesday
Burton, Milnthorpe and Carnforth Show - Last Thursday
Caldbeck and Hesket Sheepdog Trials - Last Thursday
Cartmel Races Aug 23 ?2024
Crosby Ravensworth Show - Last Thursday
Dufton Show and Sheepdog Trials - Last Saturday
Millom and Broughton Agricultural Show - Last Saturday
Hesket Newmarket Agricultural Show - Last Saturday
Eskdale Fete - Last Sunday
Black Combe County Fair at BootleMonday August 27 in 2012. Those wishing to book a pitch should contact Graham Dicker on 019467 25041.
Selside and Grayrigg show is on the last Thursday in August

Kendal Unitarian Chapel...Music evening in aid of Manna House clients...September 30 2018. For more information Tel. 015397737537.

Silloth Music and Beer Festival 10-13 September 2020

Ulverston Beer Festival at Coronation Hall. Around 70 brews from over 50 breweries are available.

TASTE CUMBRIA, Cockermouth Taste Cumbria takes place over the weekend of 28/29 Sept 2019.

Cockermouth Rotary Touch a Truck Gala...Sunday, September 17 2023.
Appleby Gardeners Show - 1st Saturday
Lowick Show - 1st Saturday
Thornthwaite Home and Garden Show - 1st Saturday
Kirkby Lonsdale Victorian Fair - 1st Saturday and Sunday
Westmorland Horticultural Society Show, Kendal - 2nd Tuesday and Wednesday
Westmorland County Show, Crooklands - (2nd Thursday)
Alston Flower Show - 2nd Saturday
Gilsland Show - 2nd Saturday
Ulverston Lantern Procession - 2nd Saturday 18th Sept in 2010
Ulverston Market Charter Festival - 2nd Saturday
Westmorland Horticultural Society Show, Kendal - 3rd Wednesday
Loweswater and Brackenthwaite Show - 1st Sunday... Loweswater Show ...
Brampton Sheepdog Trials - 3rd Friday
Egremont Crab Fair - 3rd Saturday
Borrowdale Shepherds Meet and Show - 3rd Sunday
Sedbergh Festival of Books and Drama .
Cumbria Open Brass Contest, Whitehaven - Last Saturday
Eskdale Show - Last Saturday
Urswick Rushbearing - Last Sunday


Wasdale Head Shepherds Meet and Show - 2nd Saturday
Buttermere Shepherds Meet and Show - Now changed to 4th Saturday(see contacts below)
Whitehaven Beer fest October See

Kendal Mountain Festival Kendal, Cumbria. UK
16 - 19 November 2017 : Website:
Carlisle Fireshow Saturday 6th November 2010 Bitts Park, Carlisle CA3 8UL Start: 7.00 pm More info
Walna Scar Shepherds Meet and Show - 1st Saturday
Stoneside Shepherds Meet, Ulpha - 2nd Saturday
The Biggest Liar in the World Competition,The Bridge Inn, Santon Bridge Third Thursday in month

Ulverston's Dickensian Christmas Festival
Lakeland's Christmas Crafts Extravaganza, Brockhole - 4th Friday to Sunday
Workington Model Railway Exhibition.From: Saturday 21st November 2009
To: Saturday 21st November 2009 Time: Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 10am - 4pm. Where: Moorclose Sports Centre
Organiser: Alistair Grey Phone: 01900 67389.
Crafts at Christmas, Kendal - Last Saturday
Ulverston Dickensian Festival – The annual event, which sees thousands of Ulverston traders and locals don Dickensian costumes to recreate a traditional era in the town. For more information, call Mr Winston on 01229 580640.
11th-23rd December 2014 Christmas Theatre "By the Light of the Fool Moon" at Muncaster Castle.
Christmas showings Percyhouse Gallery, Cockermouth
Crafts at Christmas, Kendal - 1st Saturday
Crown and Mitre Christmas Crafts, Carlisle - 1st Saturday
Keswick Victorian Fayre - 1st Sunday
Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair - 1st Saturday

Lakeland Show contact numbers as at 2007.

Lakeland Rose Show
01229 584926
Great Eccleston Show 01995 679204
25TH OCOTBER in 2008

Gosforth Show Tel 01946 724652
Cumberland County Show 016977 47397
Cumbria Steam Gathering 015242 71584
Royal Lancashire Show 01254 813769
Penrith Show 01931 713325
North Lonsdale Show 01229 585832
Ambleside Sports 015394 34087
Garstang Show 01253 799119
Cockermouth Show 01946 692798
Coniston Fair: David Robinson Tel: 015394 37360
Cartmel Show 01539 722777
Barbon Show & Sheepdog Trials 015242 76286
Dalston Show 01228 523034
Lunesdale Show 015395 66979
Skelton Show 01768 484122
Hawkshead Show 015394 36134
Grasmere Sports 015394 32127
Millom & Broughton Show 01229 774940
Grayrigg Show 01539 823632
Bentham Show 015242 61606
Lowick Agricultural Show 01229 885638
Westmorland County Show 015395 67804


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