FESTIVALS & SHOWS

Lake Alive
27 - 28TH August 2016

Family fun activity during the bank holiday weekend. Be entertained with numerous cultural programme, festival, puppets, magicians, local food and drink.

Throughout Kendal
SILLOTH FOOD, CAFE AND FILM FAIR
4TH September 2016, Silloth Green, Silloth, CA7 4AB

Going to be an exciting day filled with entertainments, food, craft, film fair and plenty of bubbly
THE HALSTON APARTHOTEL WEDDING SHOWCASE
11TH September 2016, Carlisle

Visit Halston wedding fair and catch the latest bridal, menswear and occasional wear trends by joining Cumbrian's top exclusive wedding suppliers and designers. There are expert tips and advice to make your big day less stressful.
KESWICK CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON
18TH November 2016, Keswick

As a tradition, Keswick will be celebrating the festive season with the switching on of the Christmas lights with music, foods, drinks and plenty of entertainments for the family to enjoy.
PENRITH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON
26TH November 2016, Penrith

As a tradition, Penrith will be celebrating the festive season with the switching on of the Christmas lights with performance by local bands, foods, drinks and plenty of entertainments for the family to enjoy.
WORKINGTON CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
3RD December 2016, Workington

Fun, Fun,Fun is the three ingredient this year. With the famous Christmas Switch on, Christmas market, Clip ‘n’ Climb Climbing wall, Fairground, Santa’s Grotto, Christmas Selfie Booth, Face painting, Craft activities with Creation Station, Tours of the Theatre Royal, Crafts and gift stalls in the Carnegie Theatre, Puppet shows, Under the Hub, Various Acts including Poetry by John Hastings, Workington Academy Samba Band, Stephen Bailey, Singing School of Cumbria and Team at the NEW Workington Leisure Centre. If that was not enough there have also organised a special Umbrella Parade. Meet at Washington Street at 17:15 with you special decorated umbrealla and walk with the everyone to the main stage for the light switch on. What are you waiting for?
Wedding Fayre Blaithwaite House
12th March 2017, Wigton CA7 0AZ
The Local Food Show
23 March 2017, H&H Exhibition Centre Carlisle
Cumberland sausage, Food and Drink Festival
29/30th April -1st May 2017, Muncaster Castle

A three day celebration of good food, drink and all things Cumbrian, over the Bank Holiday weekend. With celebrity chefs, cookery demos, sausage competitions, entertainment for all ages and of course the food! To sample, to buy to eat and to take home for later. The festival welcomes a range of specialist and gourmet food and drink suppliers from Cumbria and Northern Britain, plus a selection of craft and giftware to complete your retail experience.
Chilli Fest
20th May 2017, Workington CA14 3AT

Welcome to the first ever Workington Street chilli fiesta. We will host a variety of the best chilli producers from around the country, selling the very best chilli products around. This event is all about chilli and nothing else, so do not expect burgers, chips or hotdogs. So if you want to go from one part of the universe to another on chilli power that's exactly what will happen.
Fashion Show
27th May 2017 , The Lanes Carlisle CA3 8NX
May Fairy Day
31st May, Kirklinton Hall, Kirklinton CA6 6BB

This years wonderful fun filled day includes stalls, food and activities fit for all the family. Fairies and Knights are welcome as are dogs and grown ups!
Cumberland Show
17th June 2017, Brisco Carlisle CA4 ORB

The Cumberland Agricultural Society has been promoting agriculture and rural life for over 175 years with the main event of the year been the Cumberland Show held in June. The Show combines tradition and agriculture with a fresh, modern focus to create a real celebration of farming, food and countryside. There is a range of livestock classes including beef, dairy and sheep; heavy & light horses, donkey, show jumping, and horse driving competitions; poultry classes; fun dog show; and vintage vehicle classes. The Countryside Area displays rural crafts and skills; a Home Industries Marquee; Craft Marquee; Country Living Arcade; Food Hall; a wide range of Trade Stands; and a variety of entertainment around the Showfield, which all make for a great family day out.
Skelton Show
1st July 2017, Hutton In the Forrest CA11 9TH

Skelton Show is a popular agricultural show with something for all the family. The show has a large horticultural and industrial marquee and classes of cattle, sheep, horses, dogs, vintage vehicles, fur and feathered animals and Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling. With well over 150 trade stands, a gift and crafts tent, Skelton Food Hall, a wide variety of entertainment, music, food and bar it has a reputation for being a great day out in the Country for all the family.
Retro Rendezvous
15 & 16th July 2017, Ulverston LA12 7LZ
Retro Rendezvous is THE vintage and retro festival of the Lake District. Based in the brilliant old market town of Ulverston, it’s a full weekend of fabulous retro fun. Music, food, dance, cinema, clothes, markets, cars, motorcycles, drink and the famous Velo Retro old school cycling events. It’s about as much fun as you can have with your retro clothes on! So put it in the diary and get ready for one of the great weekends of the summer.
Maryport Blues Festival
28 till 30th July 2017, Maryport CA15 6BP

Maryport is getting ready to sing the blues again at its music festival this summer. The outfit consist of Bad Moon, Aaron Keylock, Connie Lush Band, Andy Fairweather Low, Secure Unit, Kyla Brox duo, Chris Bevington Organisation, Blackballed, Jon Amor Band, Wilko Johnson, Howlin’ Mat, The Jar Family, Paul Lamb & the Kingsnakes, Henrik Freischlader and Matt Schofield.
Prosecco Al Fresco 1st Birthday
20th August 2017, Venue to be confirmed
Loweswater Show
3rd September 2017, Lorton Valley CA13 9UU

A more traditional style Agricultural Show with the emphasis on livestock. However, there are many other attractions, with a local theme. There are Fell Races for all ages, Cumberland & Westmorland wrestling, a superb Local Craft Fair and a variety of Trade Stands. We recently added a vintage section to the show and this has proved a huge success.
Barnard Castle Truck Show
26 -27th August 2017, Barnard Castle DL12 8TZ

Family packed family show with events that include; Truck Entries. Vintage Trucks, Redline Northeast motor show car, van & motorbike club. commercial stands, Market Trade Stands, Autojumble, Licensed bar with nightly entertainment, catering stands, Public camping, Fairground rides. Strongest man, and much more to be confirmed!
CUMBRIAN VEGAN FESTIVAL
20TH AUG 2016, Rheged Centre, Penrith, CA11 0DQ

The Cumbria Vegan Festival; the first in the county. Expect an exciting range of demos, talks and plenty of foods and drinks. Enjoy a fun day out for all the family.
SILLOTH CARNIVAL
29TH AUG 2016

Live music, a parade, fun fairs, vintage vehicle and many different shows
Silloth Gree
MILECASTLE 66
23 -24TH September 2016, Bitts Park, Carlisle, CA3 8UL

New music event based in the heart of Britts Park. With live bands and DJs across 5 stages indoors and outdoors, with an array of food and drink vendors and much more. This is an event I will not be missing so see you there.
HOLME CULTRAM ABBEY WEDDING FAYRE
6TH November 2016

Showcasing the best of local wedding suppliers, entertainment by the Gala Trio, hair and beauty display from RL hair Studio and Peter Josef, and the highlight of the show, an exclusive catwalk with dresses supplied by Bridal Wishes, Mother of the Bride outfits supplied by Eden Valley Hospice Shops.
CARLISLE CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCH-ON
20TH November 2016, Carlisle

As a tradition, Carlisle will be celebrating the festive season with the switching on of the Christmas lights with music, foods, drinks and plenty of entertainments for the family to enjoy.
CARLISLE CHRISTMAS MARKET
30TH November- 4TH December 2016

Soak up the atmosphere for five magical days, and choose your festive gifts, crafts, jewellery, clothes, toys, drinks and foods form outstanding local suppliers. Support local businesses this festive season.
LEEDS STREET FOOD / CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
6TH & 7TH December 2016, Leeds

Set in the stylish civic setting of the award winning Millennium Square, The market consists of over 40 wooden chalet stalls providing a wide range of seasonal gift ideas for everyone including; handcrafted toys, jewellery, Christmas cards and festive decorations, specialist foods and drinks.
Penrith Goes Orange
18TH MARCH 2017, Penrith
Garden Party
22nd April 2017, Stainton
Family Picnic and Prosecco Body Mind & Spirit Day
6th May 2017, Kirklinton Hall
Muncaster Festival
28th - 30th May 2017, Muncaster Castle, Ravensglass CA18 1RQ

Fun for all, lots of activities to intrigue and entertain and three great days out with a packed itinerary culminating in the hilarity of the jesters tournament on Tuesday. Other activities include: the astral circus Big, top with shows and circus workshops, boom dang drum Band, blast Furness local orchestra, ben gates sound Sculptures, gacko and his Ukulele workshops (Tues only), wild dog outdoors with meet the ancestors (Mon & Tues only), fairly famous family walkabout comedy entertainment and shows, fraser hooper, current Fool of, Muncaster to perform on Monday, face painting, archery with independent adventure, clip n climb climbing wall, bouncy Castles, James Shelliker with Acorn Woodcraft, chainsaw carving, land art for kids workshops also food, drink and craft stalls.
Drove t Drink
2nd - 4th June 2017, Kirklinton Hall CA6 6BB

For a weekend, the Hall will be humming with the sound of not only of excited exhausts but live music! There will be an array of biking adventures throughout the event and plenty of fellow riders to chat with!
Wigton Carnival
24th June 2017, Wigton CA7 9RG
Cumbria Auto Show
2nd July 2017, Carlisle CA12RS

Cumbria Auto Show is a family friendly Car Show in Carlisle, Cumbria. We welcome all petrol heads to come along and enjoy the day. The show includes, two Stunt Shows, the Indoor Hall has a display of special cars that you will not see on the road every day, competitive owners featuring their 60 cars, Club Car Stands featuring hundreds of cars from a mix of local and national clubs, kids rides, face painting, free balloon modelling, birds of Prey to hold and learn about, doodle Car make your mark with some on site car art!, trade Stands Local businesses showcasing what they do, and indoor and outdoor catering. Children under the age of 16 go free!
Penrith Agricultural Show
22nd July 2017, Penrith CA10 2DE

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
Dalston Show
12th August 2017, Dalston CA5 7QB

The Dalston Show is a popular event which not only reflects local agriculture and rural skills, but gives visitors the opportunity to have an enjoyable day as they wander amongst the trade stands, visit the Craft & Industrial Marquee, and sit beside the two rings taking in the livestock judging, horse events or the afternoon entertainment.
Silloth Carnival All Day
28th August 2017, Silloth Green CA7 4AB

Live music, fun fairs, stalls, BMX stunt show, death wheel, entertainments and much much more!
Wedding
9th September 2017