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  • 'Picture Kirkby’ - create an image of Kirkby Stephen in a day

    'Picture Kirkby’ - create an image of Kirkby Stephen in a day

    The first Picturing Kirkby Stephen art competition will take place on Saturday 29th June.   Artists are invited to create an original piece of artwork in one day based in and around the picturesque market town of Kirkby Stephen.  There is plenty of scope for a variety of subjects with: Fabulous fells, fields and footpaths.  Bubbling becks.  The river Eden.  Quaint architecture.  Historical artefacts. Pretty surrounding villages.  Historic Parish Church.  And a cattle market.  On the day artworks will be judged and there will be:  1st Prize of £350  2nd prize of £250  3rd prize of £150  Young artist prize £100  After judging artwork will go on display and for sale in The Parish Church for 2 weeks.  Visitors will be asked to vote for their favourite artwork.  A peoples prize of £100 will be awarded to the winner.   If you’re an artist - download the artist information, download and fill in the registration form.  Then enjoy a day of creating, competing for a prize and taking part in the exhibition.   If you’re not an artist join us for the day to see artists at work and enjoy everything this market town has to offer.   Many thanks to our sponsors for making this day possible.

    Date: 29 June 2019

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  • Alston Gala 2019

    Alston Gala 2019

    Fancy dress and floats judged by Colin Briggs (BBC Look North). Main attraction: Dangerous Steve.  Plus Professor Pumpernickel, Jason the Juggler, Crazy Creatures, Vintage Vehicles, Raffle, Stalls and Car Boot Sale.   Free entry, all welcome.

    Date: 29 June 2019

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  • Ullswater Country Fair 2019

    Ullswater Country Fair 2019

    The 2019 Ullswater Country Fair will take place on Sunday 30 June on the King George V playing field in Patterdale.  Family fun guaranteed! Country Fair with Hound,Terrier, Lurcher and Whippet Show, Companion Dog Show, Falconry display, Fell Races, Terrier Racing, Children’s Sports, Gundog Displays, Trade Stands, Vintage Tractors and much more .

    Date: 30 June 2019

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  • Phoenix Lakeland Wargames Exhibition

    Phoenix Lakeland Wargames Exhibition

    This event brings together wargaming traders from all over the country along with gaming events, display games and participation games.  We also have a ‘Bring & Buy Sale’ for your unwanted games and miniatures.  There’s no need to book in advance, simply pay when you arrive on the day.  £3 (free for under 13's).

    Date: 30 June 2019

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  • Skelton Agricultural Show

    Skelton Agricultural Show

    The 2019 Skelton Show will be held on Saturday 6 July 2019.  Skelton Show is a popular agricultural show with something for all the family. Skelton Show has been running since the late 1800's and grown from a small local show held in the village to one of the major agricultural shows in Cumbria.

    Date: 06 July 2019

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  • 57th Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy

    57th Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy

    This year it could be you... entries are now open for the iconic Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy which is being held over the weekend of July 6 and 7 at Ullswater Yacht Club.  The quest for the 'Holy Grail' of a Birkett win attracts keen sailors from national champions to novices from all over the country in a wide range of different boats all racing the full length of Ullswater and back on both days.

    Date: 06 July 2019 - 07 July 2019

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  • Birkett Trophy Cruise

    Birkett Trophy Cruise

    Watch the award-winning Birkett Trophy Yacht Race onboard an exclusive private charter.  Your ticket includes a three hour cruise, race commentary and a complimentary glass of cava/squash. Dogs not permitted.  Departure Point: Pooley Bridge Pier.  Price: £25 for adults, £12.50 for children and under 3s free.

    Date: 06 July 2019

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  • Victorian 160th Anniversary Weekend at Ullswater 'Steamers'

    Victorian 160th Anniversary Weekend at Ullswater 'Steamers'

    Step back in time to celebrate Ullswater Navigation and Transit Company’s 160th birthday. As soon as you step onto our piers you will be transported back to the Victorian era. Enjoy listening to a brass band at Pooley Bridge, pick up some sweets and take a ride on the Victorian funfair at Glenridding Pier.

    Date: 13 July 2019 - 14 July 2019

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  • Appleby Carnival

    Appleby Carnival

    The theme for the 2019 Appleby Carnival is 'Decades.'  The carnival will now be around the BROAD CLOSE area of Appleby, not at Appleby Castle. 12.30pm - Crowning of the Queen  1pm (earlier than previous years) - Grand Parade led by Appleby Fire Brigade and Blue Jam Band with floats, walking groups, individual fancy dress, vintage and classic vehicles  Then to Broad Close are for:  Children's entertainment with Stu-di-doo  Trampolines, disco bounce  Zoo to you pet handling and Llama treks  Fairground rides  Milnthorpe Steel Band  Appleby Town Band  Steam Train rides Fancy dress competition  Taylor's Fairground Hot food from Taylor's Fun Fair  Refreshments, bar and ice cream  Evening 7pm to late: Live band 'Wires' £12.50 per ticket.

    Date: 13 July 2019

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  • Alston Live

    Alston Live

    Our two performance stages are both housed under cover (summer in the North Pennines can be a capricious affair) with Stage 1 in the My Giddy Aunt Marquee & Stage 2 in the Moonbow Tent. Our ever-popular real-ale bar tent The Festival Inn will provide either welcome shade from the blazing sun or keep the rain out of your beer (delete as appropriate) but guarantees a great range of real ales, lagers, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks. The Festival Inn will also incorporate Busker’s Corner, an open-mic space for impromptu performances from anybody who fancies having a go. There will also be a selection of great catering outlets open on-site throughout the event. THERE IS AMPLE ON-SITE CAR PARKING SPACE AVAILABLE SO PLEASE DON’T PARK ON-STREET IN ALSTON ITSELF BUT PROCEED DIRECTLY TO THE FESTIVAL SITE More information is available on the Alston Live website.

    Date: 19 July 2019 - 20 July 2019

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  • Penrith Agricultural Show

    Penrith Agricultural Show

    The Penrith Agricultural Society held the first Penrith Show in 1834.  From 2019 the event will take place on the 3rd Saturday in July - 20th July.  The show has gathered much momentum in recent years. With a wide spectrum of competition classes for farm livestock, arable, horses, rabbits, poultry, show jumping, industrial and horticulture, to a host of local trade stands, food hall and rural crafts marquee.  All of this and the tremendous variation of main ring attractions provide entertainment for all the family and friends.

    Date: 20 July 2019

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  • Outdoor Family Theatre by Illyria: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

    Outdoor Family Theatre by Illyria: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

    Jewels, gold, thieves, caves, magic words and a robber king - Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is a tale of high Arabian drama, adapted from the ancient classic Arabian Nights.  Many will know the stunning Disney adaptation of this desert tale.

    Date: 20 July 2019

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  • Kendal Calling

    Kendal Calling

    Kendal Calling is an award-winning, innovative, independent festival based in the Lake District. It features pioneering contemporary music and art alongside traditional rural entertainment.

    Date: 25 July 2019 - 28 July 2019

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  • Montane Lakeland 50 and 100

    Montane Lakeland 50 and 100

    The event requires competitors to be experienced ultra distance runners with excellent navigation skills. The drop out rate for this event is a warning signal for anyone contemplating entry, the majority of those who fail are inadequately prepared.

    Date: 26 July 2019 - 28 July 2019

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  • Potfest in the Park

    Potfest in the Park

    Over 100 exhibitors invited from all over Europe and beyond. All with very distinctive individual styles, all passionate about working with clay.  The venue, Hutton-in-the-Forest, is a cultural destination in itself with it’s historic house, walled garden, topiary terraces and woodland walks.

    Date: 26 July 2019 - 28 July 2019

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  • Outdoor Theatre by the Three Inch Fools: Macbeth

    Outdoor Theatre by the Three Inch Fools: Macbeth

    Macbeth, a valiant warrior, becomes consumed by greed when three witches tell of a prophecy that he will one day become king of Scotland. Urged on by his scheming wife, Macbeth takes fate into his own hands, setting in motion an ever more desperate struggle for power.

    Date: 27 July 2019

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  • Taste Appleby

    Taste Appleby

    Local food fair. Entertainment and family fun.

    Date: 27 July 2019

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  • Westmorland Dales Day

    Westmorland Dales Day

    Kirkby Stephen is nestled in the heart of one of Britain's most scenic regions and the Northern Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  The town is a perfect base from which to explore the wonders of the English countryside and enjoy the great outdoors.  Kirkby Stephen will be a hive of activities for you all to enjoy.  Organised walks, runs, cycles, art, craft, music and more. To recognise this we would like you all to join us for the Westmorland Dales Day on 28 July 2019.

    Date: 28 July 2019

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  • Outdoor Family Theatre: Gangsta Granny

    Outdoor Family Theatre: Gangsta Granny

    GANGSTA GRANNY was written by Little Britain’s much-loved star David Walliams and tells the story of Ben, an 11-year-old want-to-be plumber fed up with spending his Friday nights at Granny’s. All she wants to do is play Scrabble and eat cabbage – not exactly his idea of fun!   Hungry and bored Ben goes searching for something more edible in the kitchen and stumbles upon an old biscuit tin.

    Date: 29 July 2019

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  • Potfest in the Pens

    Potfest in the Pens

    The only unselected show in the UK giving an opportunity to see the work of the well established alongside the up-and-coming. Around 160 potters will be taking part in this, the oldest potters’ market in the UK.

    Date: 02 August 2019 - 04 August 2019

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  • Crafty Vintage

    Crafty Vintage

    Back, for the third year in a row, the highly popular Crafty Vintage fair - a weekend of stalls selling a range of items, old, new, upcycled, vintage, pre-loved, hand-made, esoteric, tempting. Music, food, craft beers and much more.  Details to follow.

    Date: 03 August 2019 - 04 August 2019

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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream by Quantum Theatre

    A Midsummer Night's Dream by Quantum Theatre

    Quantum Theatre comes to the Inner Bailey of Appleby Castle with a new adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play: A Midsummer Night's Dream.  All Quantum productions are written/adapted and directed by the Artistic Director, Michael Whitmore, whose work captures the essence and spirit of the original texts whilst presenting them in a fast-paced, tightly choreographed and highly entertaining style. He has written over thirty five plays including adaptations of classic texts and new work on the National Curriculm for Science, Maths and English and pieces on World War One, environmental issues and the Olympics.

    Date: 03 August 2019

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  • Red Cross Garden Opening: Hutton in the Forest

    Red Cross Garden Opening: Hutton in the Forest

    The surroundings of this historic house include a beautiful 18th-century walled garden, lake with cascade, topiary, and a woodland walk in the remains of Inglewood forest.    The house and tearoom are also open. All proceeds from this event will support the British Red Cross.

    Date: 04 August 2019

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  • Fell Pony Society Breed Show

    Fell Pony Society Breed Show

    The 2019 Fell Pony Society Breed Show will be held at Dalemian Mansion and Historic Gardens, near Penrith on Sunday 4 August.

    Date: 04 August 2019

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  • Appleby Agricultural Show

    Appleby Agricultural Show

    The 2019 Appleby Agricultural Show will be holding their annual show on Hanging Shaw Fields on Thursday 8th August 2019 by kind permission of The Winter Family, Clickham Farm.  With close proximity to the A66, free parking and a free taxi service from the centre of Appleby the show is easily accessible.  We have a wide variety of classes for horses, sheep, poultry, vintage machinery, dogs, childrens pets, produce, handicrafts and horticultural exhibits. Equestrian classes include Veteran Horses and Ponies, Riding Horses, Fells, Dales, Shetlands and Coloured Horses, Working Hunter and Handy Pony.  In addition to the exhibits on show there are a variety of stands, a Craft and Food Hall.  With close proximity to the A66, free parking and a free taxi service from the centre of Appleby the show is easily accessible.  Appleby Show is a great day out for all the family, free entry for children under 16.

    Date: 08 August 2019

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  • The Lowther Show

    The Lowther Show

    Whether you’re into fun filled family activities, live music, countryside sports or shopping galore - we have something for everyone at the Lowther Show!  In 2019, we welcome lots of new features, including the return of the Countryside Arena, traditional fieldsports with demonstrations on all of your favourite past times.  With over 200 exhibition stands, live music, arena entertainment, food and drink and lots of activities for the kids to get involved with, be sure not to miss out on the Lowther Show in 2019.

    Date: 10 August 2019 - 11 August 2019

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  • Brough Agricultural Show

    Brough Agricultural Show

    The Brough Agricultural Society is holding its 2019 Show on on Thursday 15th August, so, put it in your diaries in the Show Field, Kaber, Kirkby Stephen.  The Show, a traditional one, has classes for Fell, Dales, Shetland, Piebald Coloured Ponies, Veteran Horses, Riding Ponies and Mounted Fancy Dress. Marathon and Obstacle Driving competitions are also held.  Sheep classes include Swaledale, Rough Fell, Blackfaced, Mule and Blue Faced Leicester, Texel, Herdwick, Beltex, Suffolk and Lleyn sheep together with a Young Handler competition which is a qualifier for the Cumbria Young Sheep Handler.  The Horticultural Classes are for Vegetables, Flowers, Floral Art, a Co-Operative Effort, Confectionery, Art Classes, Handicrafts and Photography.

    Date: 15 August 2019

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  • Wigton Motor Club at Lowther Castle and Gardens

    Wigton Motor Club at Lowther Castle and Gardens

    A cavalcade of splendid cars from the 50s, 60s and 70s taking part in the Rose and Thistle Car Tour (Wigton Motor Club) will be on display at Lowther Castle.

    Date: 17 August 2019

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  • Cumbria Classic Car Show

    Cumbria Classic Car Show

    The biggest Classic Car event in the region returns to Dalemain for its 30th outing! This historic occasion promises to be the most fantastic show ye. Visit for a day packed full of entertainment, with autotests, arena displays, music and discounted entry to Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens.  All cars present get a souvenir slate coaster and the concours awards, which are done by self judging, are superb mounted model cars.

    Date: 18 August 2019

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  • Pesky Pirates

    Pesky Pirates

    Ahoy there! Set sail with our pirate crew onboard a 90 minute adventure across the high seas. Load the cannons and prepare to battle with the rogue pirates, be warned - you will get wet!  Your ticket includes a 90 minute cruise, gold chocolate coins, tattoos, face-painting and onboard games as well as a complimentary drink.

    Date: 22 August 2019

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  • Wannasee Tribute Festival

    Wannasee Tribute Festival

    Wannasee Festival in Hutton in the Forest, Penrith, is back on the Bank Holiday Weekend of 23-25 August 2019, for a fifth year. More fantastic tribute bands than ever before, rides, entertainment and more, for campers and day visitors alike.  Tickets are now on sale at Penrith TIC - 01768 867466.  Adults: Non Camping - Day £25 / Weekend £35   Adults: Camping - Day + overnight £30 / Weekend £45  14 to 17 Years: Non Camping - Day £17 / Weekend £25  Camping: Day+overnight £20 / Weekend £30  Under 14’s: Non camping - FREE  Camping: Day and overnight £8 / Weekend £12 All ticket purchases include entry to the free Friday night.  Friday night camping is FREE with any camping ticket.

    Date: 23 August 2019 - 25 August 2019

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  • Patterdale Dog Day

    Patterdale Dog Day

    Patterdale Dog Day is held on King George V Playing Field, Patterdale. ORDER OF EVENTS Main Ring: 8.30am Lonsdale Stakes Sheep Dog Trail 2.00pm Hound Trail Demostration  2.30pm Children's Fell Race 3.00pm Adult Fell Race 5.30pm Presentation of Trophies by the President Side Rings: 12 noon Judging of Foxhounds  12.30pm Judging of Pet Dogs, followed by: Judging of Gundogs and Terriers  Show Field: 10.30am Matterdale & St.

    Date: 24 August 2019

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  • Penrith Arts Festival

    Penrith Arts Festival

    Penrith Arts Festival - August 29th - Sept 1st 2019.  Come and join in a week of artistic fun in August/September.

    Date: 29 August 2019 - 01 September 2019

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  • Crosby Ravensworth Agricultural Show and Vintage Rally

    Crosby Ravensworth Agricultural Show and Vintage Rally

    Crosby Ravensworth Agricultural Show and Vintage Rally has been held since 1856. When the show started we were in Westmorland, we then became part of Cumbria and we are now in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Date: 29 August 2019

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  • Kids FREE Fridays at Ullswater 'Steamers'

    Kids FREE Fridays at Ullswater 'Steamers'

    It is Summer and that means Kids Free Fridays are back! Just bring along an adult with a valid Cruise All Piers Pass and get FREE child entry (one free child per full paying adult).  26th July 2019  2nd August 2019  9th August 2019  16th August 2019  23rd August 2019  30th August 2019 .

    Date: 30 August 2019

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  • Hesket Newmarket Agricultural Show

    Hesket Newmarket Agricultural Show

    Held between Hesket Newmarket and Newlands Mill - signposted in the village.  The 2019 Hesket Newmarket Agricultural Show will take place on 31 August.  A traditional agricultural show event held every year in September. It aims to celebrate the finest of agricultural traditions with top class livestock, horse and dog sections and it boasts one of the finest exhibitions of animals anywhere in the North of England. It takes a whole year to prepare, organise and arrange the Hesket Newmarket Show.

    Date: 31 August 2019

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  • Dufton Agricultural Show

    Dufton Agricultural Show

    Dufton Agricultural Show was established in 1864 and has been an integral part of the calendar since.  The 2019 Show will take place on Saturday 31st August.  The last Saturday of August every year is the Dufton ‘Fellside Royal’ Show. Packed with fun activities and a lively atmosphere, the show is a real family occasion.  Dufton Show comprises the following:  Sheep and Cattle  Sheepdog Trials  Riding Ponies, Fell Ponies, Mountain and Moorland Ponies, Coloured Horses, Gymkhana, Open Jumping under British Show jumping Rules, Carriage Driving, Handy Hunter Competition and Veteran Horse and Pony  Dogs, Quoits and Vintage Vehicles  Horticulture, Produce and Handicrafts  Children’s Sports, Children’s Pet Show, Children’s Fancy Dress and Mounted Fancy Dress  Fell Race  And much more .

    Date: 31 August 2019

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  • Another Waynwright Day

    Another Waynwright Day

    This unique event aims to encourage as many people as possible to venture out onto the Lakeland Fells in Cumbria, specifically the 214 Wainwright Fells, to demonstrate their commitment to the conservation and protection of the physical and natural environment. This event is:  The launch of Another Way, – a registered charity with a mission to empower people to change their own lives for the health and happiness of themselves, their community and our planet  A record-breaking attempt for the most people simultaneously summiting each of the Wainwrights in the Lakeland fells – highlighting the need to bring our planet back from the brink of disaster  We will be encouraging people to take simple steps to help the environment by simultaneously stepping onto the summit of a Wainwright.

    Date: 31 August 2019

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  • Helvellyn Triathlon

    Helvellyn Triathlon

    One of the toughest triathlons in the world      Swim in crystal clear Ullswater      Cycle includes the infamous "Struggle" to the top of the Kirkstone Pass (1489ft)      Run up and down Hellvellyn (3118ft) This is no ordinary triathlon and you are required to bring and race with extra items of equipment.  Please read the instructions carefully. View the video for a flavour of what to expect.  You must have this race in your triathlon portfolio.  **Sunday 1st September 2019     8.30am**.

    Date: 01 September 2019

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  • Stage Four of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain

    Stage Four of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain

    Stage Four of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain: Gateshead to Kendal take place on Tuesday 4 September.  Stage Four promises to be one of the toughest days in modern OVO Energy Tour of Britain history, packing in almost 3,000 metres of climbing during its 171.5-kilometre (106-mile) east to west route.  This year’s Stage 4 route will take the OVO Energy Tour of Britain through several western Yorkshire Dales communities in Cumbria for the first time, including Brough, Kirkby Stephen, Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale.

    Date: 04 September 2019

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  • EVAN Open Studios and Art Trail

    EVAN Open Studios and Art Trail

    EVAN Open Studios and Art Trail 7 to 15 September 2019.  More details to follow.

    Date: 07 September 2019 - 15 September 2019

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  • Alston Agricultural Show

    Alston Agricultural Show

    Alston Agricultural Show will be on Saturday 7 September, featuring Sheep Classes, Dog Classes and Terrier Racing. Licensed Bar and Refreshments, Children's Races and Rides plus lots more.  A great day out for all the family!.

    Date: 07 September 2019

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  • BE Affiliated Horse Trials

    BE Affiliated Horse Trials

    Frenchfield Horse Trials provides a fabulous insight to eventing with the added bonus of spectacular views towards Brougham Castle and the Lake District. A select number of tradestands will be on site providing refreshments and merchandise.  The competition starts at approximately 8am each day and continues throughout the day.

    Date: 14 September 2019 - 15 September 2019

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  • Sticky Wicket Beer and Music Festival

    Sticky Wicket Beer and Music Festival

    We’re back for one-day-only... Saturday September 14th at Penrith Cricket Club.  Music from the Marquee will include Olly Alcock making a special appearance with old friends Ben Eggleston & Mike Thorburn, these local legends will be performing some timeless blues/rock classics.

    Date: 14 September 2019

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  • The Rheged Food and Drink Show 2019

    The Rheged Food and Drink Show 2019

    In partnership with Cumbria Life. Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 2019, 10am to 4pm  The first ever Food and Drink Show at Rheged, celebrates the finest producers in Cumbria and the North – promoting local, sustainable, high quality, innovative and authentic food and drinks.  Visitors to the show will be able to taste and buy products, learn new skills with demos from reknowned chefs and experts, and take part in unique ticketed experiences. Tickets £5 each.

    Date: 14 September 2019 - 15 September 2019

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  • Wigton Motor Club at Lowther Castle and Gardens

    Wigton Motor Club at Lowther Castle and Gardens

    The Wigton Motor Club returns, on their Coast to Coast tour, with a host of 50s, 60s and 70s classic cars. Watch out in the car park for fenders galore.  (Photo taken of last year’s Veteran car rally in July).

    Date: 20 September 2019

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  • Ullswater Outdoor Festival

    Ullswater Outdoor Festival

    Join us for the Ullswater Outdoor Fest 2019 - guided walks, outdoor adventure and experiences, films and talks that celebrate the great outdoors in general and Ullswater in particular.  As ever, the backbone of the Ullswater Outdoor Festival is the Guided Walks by the Lake District National Park Rangers. The voluntary rangers have walked the hills for years and know the area, the people and the history like the back of their hand.

    Date: 20 September 2019 - 29 September 2019

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  • Over 50’s Lifestyle Show

    Over 50’s Lifestyle Show

    The Over 50’s Lifestyle Show, organised by The Cumberland and Westmorland Herald, returns for a third year in September. The show brings together a range of over 40 selected businesses covering everything from health, travel and crafts to finance and future planning. It gives the opportunity to meet local experts and shop products and services.  Although primarily aimed at the Over 50s, the range of products and businesses represented will span the generations and admission is completely free!  Free entry.

    Date: 21 September 2019

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  • Dogs of Lowther - A Jamboree of Wags and Tails

    Dogs of Lowther - A Jamboree of Wags and Tails

    We had our first dogs jamboree weekend in 2018 and it was a triumph. Cheered on by this, we bring you Dogs of Lowther mark II.

    Date: 28 September 2019 - 29 September 2019

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  • Dalemain Harvest Celebrations

    Dalemain Harvest Celebrations

    Dalemain has always been famous for its beautiful autumn colour, and wonderful collection of ancient apple trees. This year, we will be celebrating all things Autumnal with a special Harvest Day!  There will be lectures, activities and guided tours, to be enjoyed by everyone from families to gardening experts!  Learn all about picking the fruit, find out more about the range of ancient apple trees at Dalemain - including the Dalemain Gloriana - and try some delicious Autumnal treats in the Tearoom.

    Date: 29 September 2019

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  • The Winter Droving

    The Winter Droving

    The magical day of rural celebration, food, fun, games, masquerade and fire in Penrith…including a traditional Cumbrian market featuring local food and drink, and high quality arts and crafts.  There are rural games such as tug of war and hay bale racing to win the Drovers Cup, as well as fantastic array of street entertainment.  Then as night falls welcome the mystical masked procession…featuring fire, music, mayhem and animals aplenty.  The Winter Droving has quickly established itself as a key event in the Cumbrian calendar, attracting thousands of people from all over the north. There are lots of opportunities to join in (carry a torch in the procession or enter a team into the Drovers Cup) or to simply stand around gawping and feeding your face and maybe throw a few coconuts about!  Join the Herd for a spectacular celebration of winter and Penrith’s agricultural heritage – illuminating Penrith with fire, animation, music and merriment.  The Winter Droving takes place on Saturday 26 October 2019 in Penrith.  An Eden Arts Project.

    Date: 26 October 2019

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  • Ghostly Galleon

    Ghostly Galleon

    Magic, monsters and mayhem onboard the Ghostly Galleon with magician Stu-Di-Doo. Your ticket includes a 90 minute cruise, magic show, your own monster balloon to take home and a goodie bag, plus face-painting, tattoos and a complimentary drink.

    Date: 26 October 2019

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  • Rival Arts Autumn Fair

    Rival Arts Autumn Fair

    A chance to select early Christmas gifts from quality artists, crafts, photographers, jewellers and food producers.  Free entry.

    Date: 26 October 2019 - 27 October 2019

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  • Firework Night at Lowther Castle

    Firework Night at Lowther Castle

    Those of you who came to our fireworks display last year will know that Lowther Castle is the most amazing backdrop for pyrotechnics of all kinds. This year, our event will feature fire displays throughout the garden and a showstopping routine of sky-high explosions as a climax to the evening.

    Date: 02 November 2019 - 03 November 2019

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  • Appleby Sparkle Day

    Appleby Sparkle Day

    Sparkle Day will be on Saturday 23rd November 2019.  Come and join in the fun and enjoy the switching on of the Town Lights.

    Date: 23 November 2019

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  • Christmas in Penrith

    Christmas in Penrith

    A day to celebrate the great range of shops in Penrith - the perfect antidote to Black Friday.

    Date: 30 November 2019

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  • Christmas Magic Cruise with Santa

    Christmas Magic Cruise with Santa

    A festive treat and fun for all! Be entertained by Stu-Di-Doo’s fabulous Christmas magic show and meet Santa to hand over that all important letter. You never know you may receive a gift!  Your ticket includes a 90 minute cruise, magic show, Christmas balloon, a gift for the children, return voucher for the adults and complimentary drink with a mince pie.

    Date: 15 December 2019

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  • Dalemain Trail 10k

    Dalemain Trail 10k

    The Trail 10 Dalemain is a 10k trail running event that takes from Dalemain Estate near Ullswater in the Lake District. It starts and finishes in the court yard of Dalemain House which provides a stunning location for this popular event.

    Date: 23 February 2020

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  • Haweswater Half Marathon and Junior 2.5k Run

    Haweswater Half Marathon and Junior 2.5k Run

    The Haweswater Half follows an out and back course from Bampton Village (9 miles S of Penrith, 4 miles W of Shap) and passes along the shores of Haweswater in a remote and dramatic mountain valley. The hilly course offers an exhilarating run in unique surroundings.  Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female, 1st Male and Female V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, V65 and V70.  On the day, you’ll also get one of our unique souvenir mugs filled with piping hot tea and a piece of delicious flapjack supplied by Traybakes.

    Date: 01 March 2020

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  • The Eden Valley Epic Cycle Sportive

    The Eden Valley Epic Cycle Sportive

    The Eden Valley Epic Cycle Sportive is a classic on the North West sportive calendar. Starting from Penrith Cricket Club, the route is just short of 60 miles through the stunning Eden Valley.

    Date: 01 March 2020

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  • ride2stride: The Settle-Carlisle Walking and Music Festival

    ride2stride: The Settle-Carlisle Walking and Music Festival

    ride2stride is a festival of walks, talks and music along the fabulous Settle-Carlisle railway line.  It's a week long celebration of the wonderful landscape and culture of the western Dales and Eden Valley.  The festival is made up of lots of events and activities and things will be happening along the length of the line. Walks will be led from stations by experienced walk leaders.

    Date: 28 April 2020 - 04 May 2020

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  • Appleby Horse Fair 2020

    Appleby Horse Fair 2020

    A traditional, informal gathering of Gypsies and Travellers - lively atmosphere with plenty to see - horses being washed in river, raced down street, stalls etc.  Appleby Horse Fair takes place on the first week in June from Thursday to the following Wednesday, but it is essentially a weekend event with the main days being Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The 2020 Appleby Horse Fair starts on Thursday 4 June, with the main days for visitors being Friday, Saturday and Sunday (5, 6 and 7 June) If you come on the Monday or Tuesday afterwards you may be disappointed as there will be VERY little to see. Appleby Fair is unique in Europe and, as well as attracting around 10,000 Gypsies and Travellers, over 30,000 other visitors attend the Fair, with Sunday being the traditional main visitors’ day.  More information is available from Appleby TIC - 017683 51177 or via  Twitter: @ApplebyFair  Facebook:  **Please note: This is not an organised event.**  Visitors attend at their own risk.

    Date: 04 June 2020 - 09 June 2020

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