Date(s) - 24/09/2022
Countryside Sports and Fairs
The Eskdale Show is a traditional Lakeland show that was founded in the 1800’s. Whilst there is a large element of the show centered around competitions for the best Herdwick Sheep, athletic events and produce it is also very much a social occasion and the highlight of life in the valley.
We have classes for Herdwick sheep, foxhounds and terriers, poultry, vintage machinery and vehicles, handicrafts and cookery. This is coupled with hound trails where trained hounds race following the scent of aniseed over the surrounding fells, children’s sports events, traditional wrestling and challenging fell races.
Tensions can run high as the sheep judging begins but, with a beer tent on site, the day is a time of celebration. Acquaintances are renewed and new friends are made as the show is well attended by locals and visitors alike. Links to the past are maintained with displays of old farm machinery and engines, together with displays of traditional crafts.
With plenty to keep the kids amused and a tent full of tea and marvelous cakes this really is a day out for all the family.
Location: Showfield near The King George IV Inn, Eskdale, Holmrook, Cumbria, CA19 1TS
More info: www.eskdaleshow.co.uk
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