A selection of Events held throughout the Lake District during 2017

March

  • Ambleside Daffodil and Spring Flower Show – 3rd Saturday and Sunday

April

  • South Cumbria Music Festival 2-8
  • Bowness Bay Blues 7-9
  • Printfest 29-30

May

  • Taste Cumbria Ulverston 27-28
  • Muncaster Festival Muncaster Castle 28-30
  • Keswick Jazz Festival – 3rd Friday to Sunday
  • Coniston Water Festival – Whit Weekend (commences Friday)
  • Cartmel Races 27,29 & 30
  • Hutton Roof Country Fair and Fell Race – Whit Saturday
  • Kendal Mediaeval Market – Whit Monday

June

  • Langdale Gala – 1st Sunday
  • Appleby Horse Fair 8-14
  • Cumbria Classic Car Show, Carlisle – 3rd Sunday
  • Keswick Mountain Festival 8-11
  • Great North Swim Windermere 9-11
  • Flookburgh Charter Fair – 3rd Sunday
  • Keswick Carnival – 3rd Sunday
  • Woolfest at Cockermouth – last Friday in June and following Saturday
  • Ullswater Country Fair – last Sunday

July

  • Ambleside Rushbearing – 1st Saturday
  • Appleby Annual Carnival and Sports – 2nd Saturday and Sunday
  • New Lakeland Rose Show, Grange over Sands – 2nd Saturday and Sunday
  • Allithwaite Carnival – 3rd Saturday
  • Cumberland County Show, Carlisle – 3rd Saturday
  • Penrith Show – 4th Saturday
  • Kendal Calling 27-30
  • North Lonsdale Show, Ulverston – Last Thursday
  • Cumbria Steam Gathering, Flookburgh – Last Saturday and Sunday
  • Coniston Country Fair* – Last Sunday

August

  • Cartmel Show – 1st Wednesday
  • Lake District Sheepdog Trials, Staveley – 1st Thursday
  • Grasmere Rushbearing – 1st Saturday
  • Lunesdale Agricultural Show, Kirkby Lonsdale – 2nd Tuesday
  • Appleby Agricultural Show – 2nd Thursday
  • Lowther Driving Trials and Country Fair – 2nd Friday to Sunday
  • Hawkshead Show – 3rd Tuesday
  • Grasmere SportsĀ  27th
  • Ambleside Flower Show and Crafts – 3rd Friday to Sunday
  • Langdale Country Fair – 3rd Sunday
  • Kendal Gathering – Week commencing 4th Friday
  • Keswick Show – Bank Holiday Monday
  • Muncaster Fair and Sheepdog Trials – Bank Holiday Monday
  • Millom and Broughton Agricultural Show* – Last Saturday
  • Eskdale Fete – Last Sunday
  • Taste Cumbria Beer Festival 23-25

September

  • Lowick Show* – 1st Saturday
  • Westmorland County Show, Crooklands – 2nd Thursday
  • Ulverston Lantern Procession* – 2nd Saturday
  • Ulverston Market Charter Festival* – 2nd Saturday
  • Egremont Crab Fair – 3rd Saturday
  • Borrowdale Shepherds Meet and Show – 3rd Sunday
  • Eskdale Show – Last Saturday
  • Urswick Rushbearing* – Last Sunday

October

  • Cockermouth Sheepdog Trails – 1st Saturday
  • Wasdale Head Shepherds Meet and Show – 2nd Saturday
  • Buttermere Shepherds Meet and Show – 3rd Saturday
  • Kendal Wool Gathering 28-29

November

  • Walna Scar Shepherds Meet and Show* – 1st Saturday
  • Stoneside Shepherds Meet, Ulpha – 2nd Saturday
  • The Biggest Liar in the World Competition, Santon Bridge – 3rd Thurday
  • Lakeland’s Christmas Crafts Extravaganza, Brockhole – 4th Friday to Sunday
  • Crafts at Christmas, Kendal – Last Saturday

December

  • Crafts at Christmas, Kendal – 1st Saturday
  • Keswick Victorian Fayre – 1st Sunday
  • Kirkby Lonsdale Christmas Fair – 1st Saturday
  • Taste Cumbria Cockermouth 9-10

Details of any events (including exact date and the name and address of the secretary) should be available from the nearest Tourist Information Centre.

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