When you visit Windermere in the Lake District, you might be looking for a restful spa-holiday with luxury accommodation, good food and perhaps some relaxing walks along the lake front. We can offer all that and more; the Lake District is jam packed with great events for you to attend, should you want to explore.
In this article, we take a closer look at everything the Westmorland County Show has to offer.
When and Where
Taking place this year on Thursday 12th September, the Westmorland County Show can promise you the best of Northern livestock with plenty of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and alpacas. Not only that, but there are a whole host of events, stalls and shows going on throughout the day. It’s a huge show, often attended by upwards of 30,000 visitors, but there’s plenty of space at the County Show Field near Crooklands where the show is hosted.
Events at the Westmorland County Show
All money raised goes to the Westmorland County Agricultural Society, which supports local farming cultures so if you love Herdy, you should visit the County Show! This year’s show will feature the usual favourites, including some delightful extras that will make this year a worthwhile experience even if you’re a regular attendee at this annual celebration.
This event often pulls in a wide range of people; locals, tourists and celebrities alike! This year, you can expect to see Simon Rimmer, presenter of Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, doing two demos in the Food Theatre and meeting the farmers and producers who are showcasing at the event. It’s also worth keeping an eye out for other celebrities who may be attending the show as it’s very popular with local celebrities such as Country Files Helen Skelton and the Hairy Bikers and even the odd royal has been known to call in!
A county show isn’t complete without horse demonstrations, and the Westmorland County Show has it all, from show jumping to carriage driving and a parade. If you or your children love horses, you should definitely introduce them to the horses participating here to witness an amazing spectacle, we guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.
Dogs are an important aspect of country life, so there are no less than two different calibres of dog show on display at the Westmorland County Show. If you are an avid dog lover, then why not come and watch the parade of the hounds, the Dog Show, or the exclusive Terrier & Foxhound Show. Every show is a joy to watch for the whole family.
Including cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, goats, alpacas and poultry, these animal showcases are some of the best that the Lake District has to offer. The animal shows which are part of the Westmoreland County Show are perfectly suited to children, giving them an insight into the livestock which can be found across the Lake District.
Shopping at the Westmorland County Show
There are plenty of tasty food stands for you to stop by during your visit to the County Show, which could be great if you’re just starting your holiday and are in need of a food shop. You should be enjoying the best of local produce during your stay in our luxury self catering accommodation in Windermere, and the Westmorland County Show has an abundance of products from the very best the Lakes has to offer.
You can expect to find a few stalls selling high-quality cheeses and gins, alongside artisan chocolate stalls, just to name a few! There are also plenty of gorgeous and unique craft stalls selling the latest in country fashion, furniture, jewellery and homeware. You are sure to find the item you want to remember your holiday by here!
The WI features prominently throughout the Westmorland County Show, so you can expect to see, and potentially purchase, lovingly designed handicrafts or tasty baked products of superb quality. If you’re looking forward to testing our accommodation’s kitchens, then you may also want to keep an eye out for a great new cookbook.
From our luxury accommodation in the Lake District, it’s just a simple half an hour drive to reach the show. During your travel to and from the show, you will get to experience the sheer beauty of the Lake District in all its glory, with natural beauty around each corner. The Westmorland County Show was the winner of the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2018’s Tourism Event of the Year, so don’t miss this great day out if you’re booked to stay with us this September.