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As a local Cumbrian brand, the team at Lakelovers look forward to attending the Westmorland County Show every year, both for business and pleasure.

Held annually on the outskirts of the Lake District, this family-friendly event is one not to be missed. And what’s better, the show will be held over two days! This is the third time in history the show will be held over two days. 

Continue reading to learn more about the Westmorland County Show, and why you should visit the Lakelovers stall this year…  

What is the Westmorland County Show?

A farmer leading a highland cow at the Westmorland Show

The Westmorland County Show is an annual agricultural event held in the Lake District showcasing the very best of rural life.

This two-day event features a jam-packed schedule of events, including a rare breed show, forestry demonstrations and a display of vintage tractors. There’s also a food hall stocked full of Cumbrian produce, a live food theatre and over 400 trade stands!

Voted one of the UK’s favourite shows and winner of the Tourism Event of the Year, the Westmorland County Show is one not to be missed.

Where is the Westmorland County Show held?

The event will be held at the Westmorland County Showground on the outskirts of the village of Crooklands. Sitting between the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the show enjoys rural surroundings.

Use the full address below for your Sat Nav:

Westmorland County Showground
Lane Farm

When is the Westmorland Show 2023?

The Westmorland County Show will be held across two days. The event will take place on Wednesday the 13th & Thursday the 14th of September 2023.

The show will run from 8am – 5:30pm each day, lots of time to explore all the stalls!

What can you expect to see at the Westmorland County Show?

A farmer and a woman discussing a prize winning chicken at the Westmorland Show

Held in the Lake District, it’s fair to assume that the Westmorland Show will play host to several agricultural and farming-themed exhibits.

Learn more about breeding cattle, sheep, and pigs at the livestock classes. Meet the intelligent (and very cute) foxhounds, or marvel at the show jumping horses.

The Learning for Life Marquee features interactive exhibits, while the Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling offers something a little different.

A horse show jumping

Home to the largest local Food Hall in the Northwest, you’ll find yourself in a foodie’s haven. Taste the flavours of Cumbria with locally-sourced cheese, freshly baked pies and delicious artisan chocolates. All products must have been produced or substantially manufactued and finished within a 55 mile radius of the event.

There are more than 400 trade stands, so you can indulge in a spot of retail therapy as well. Vendors include sellers of handmade crafts, livestock equipment and agricultural machinery.

Of course, you can look forward to meeting the friendly Lakelovers team for a chat regarding all things holiday cottages.

Facilities at the Westmorland Show

You’ll find all of your essential amenities on-site at the Westmorland Showground. Public toilets can be found scattered throughout the Showgound, with each disabled toilet equipped with a baby changing table.

A row of portaloos in a field at a festival

For those visiting with little ones, baby changing facilities and a creche staffed with trained professionals can be found in a dedicated marquee.

Accessible parking is available on-site for Blue Badge holders, and wheelchair and electric scooter hire is available via Advanced Mobility.

There’s a delicious range of food and drink concessions available on-site, including a succulent hog roast, vegetarian options and specialist coffee baristas.

Is there parking at the event?

There is free, on-site car parking. There will be signage directing traffic to the car parks as well as stewards on-site to assist.

Please note that there may be a delay accessing the car parks during peak times. We recommend setting off early to avoid disappointment.

Can I bring my dog?

A man walking his dog on a lead through a field at sunset

As would be expected with an event in the Lake District, your four-legged friends are more than welcome to join you at this year’s Westmorland Show!

Dogs are to be kept on a short, fixed lead and under control at all times throughout the event. Although the event is pet-friendly, there are some restrictions on where they’re allowed to roam. Dogs aren’t permitted to access The Food Hall and the Poultry Marquees.

If you’re planning on bringing your dog, consider entering your pooch into the 2023 Dog Show! The dog show takes place on the second day, the 14th September. There’s exciting prizes awarded for the Best in Show, Best Veteran in Show and Best Puppy in Show. Find more details about the event here. 

Westmorland Show 2023 tickets

Tickets for the Westmorland Show are available to purchase online.

Due to the events limited capacity, tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are likely to sell out. Any remaining tickets will be available to purchase at an increased Show Day price on the gate on the day of the event.

The current early bird prices for the Westmorland Show 2023 tickets are as follows:

Adult: £18
Concession (65+ & Students): £16
Child (age 5 & under 16): £2
Carer: £7
Family (2 adults & 3 children):  £37

You can also pre-purchase e-vouchers online to exchange on site for a show guide or a show catalogue. These are currently ranging from £2.00 to £3.00 each.

Tempted by a two-day trip to the Westmorland Show? Browse our range of Kendal cottages to secure your base nearby!

Interested in learning more about letting your holiday home with Lakelovers? Come and visit us at our trade stand, where we’ll be eager to answer all your questions!

Images courtesy of: Ian LiveseyPublic Domain Mark 1.0; Ian Livesey Public Domain Mark 1.0