5 reasons why you should visit the Westmorland County Show 2017

County Show

County Show - Credit: Archant

The Westmorland County show is a agricultural an event not to be missed.

County Show

County Show - Credit: Archant

Located on the fringes of the Lake District, Westmorland County Show is a fantastic day out - voted as one of the UK’s favourite Shows. Here’s your chance to get up close to magnificent cattle, or marvel at the show jumping. With classes for sheep, pigs, goats and alpacas, heavy and light horses too, there’s plenty to see. Come and meet the foxhounds, discover the interactive displays in our Learning for Life Marquee, get inspired by the WI’s crafty creations, or cheer on your favourites in the Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling. Be tempted by artisan chocolates, cheeses, pies, gins, bubbly and much more in the North West’s largest local Food Hall, or drop the children off at our crèche and enjoy the Show at your own pace.

With the chance to discover the best of farming and the countryside, as well as seeing some of the country’s top quality livestock, shop till you drop amongst hundreds of trade stands or get the kids involved with our Rural Craft have-a-go areas, you’ll be spoilt for choice at this year’s Show.

Winner of the Tourism Event of the Year in the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2015, Westmorland County Show is not to be missed. Here are five reason why you should visit the show this year.

Animal kingdom

The Westmorland County Show is your chance to get up close and meet the animals! Whether it’s a Shire horse, the gentle giants of the equine world, our magnificent cattle, or even an inquisitive alpaca, animals of all shapes and sizes bring the Show to life, and there’s something new round every corner.

Westmorland County Show

Westmorland County Show - Credit: Archant

Foodie heaven

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You can indulge in local cheeses, sample fudge, artisan chocolates, pies, freshly baked bread, cured meats, fresh frozen yogurt, gins, liqueurs and so much more. Visit the North West’s largest locally produced Food Hall and sample all the delights for a true taste of Cumbria.

See something brand new

Ever seen a heavy horse’s mane being plaited ready for the Show Ring? Or seen the intricate detail needed for making lace? What about the spectacle of the hounds and huntsmen in the Main Ring? See something you never have before at Westmorland Show, come and have a go in the Rural Crafts area, meet the foxhounds and get involved!

Westmorland County Show

Westmorland County Show - Credit: Archant

Get inspired

Be inspired by the beautiful exhibits in the Women’s Institute Marquee. Mouth-watering cakes, jams, biscuits and exquisite crafts designs mean that you’re sure to leave buzzing with ideas for those baking or crafty projects.

Shop till you drop

The Retail Experience – shop ‘til you drop amongst 400 + trade stands. Find one-off Show exclusives, bag a bargain, or just browse amongst the huge variety of traders to see what takes your fancy. Westmorland Show has everything from local car dealers to delicate handmade jewellery and everything in-between.

The Westmorland County Show will take place on the 14th September, and tickets available online soon

For more information www.westmorlandshow.co.uk

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