The Cumberland Show
Held this year on the 11th June… The first Cumberland show took place in 1832, this year thousands of visitors turned out for the 176th event which was held at Carlisle Racecourse, Durdar Road, Carlisle, CA2 4TS show ground.
The County show brings a taste of county life to the city, a fantastic day out with something for everyone. Tradition and agriculture are combined with a fresh, modern focus to create a real celebration of farming, food and countryside. The top quality animals on show offer the best exhibiting experience in the region. Entertainment features and venue facilities create a day of quality and value for all involved. Free buses to the show and back every 20 minutes from Carlisle City Centre make it even easier for locals to head to the show.
The Cumberland County Show is an active member of the Association of Show and Agricultural Organisations, and the North West Federation of Show Societies The Society takes part in other activities to further the aims of promoting agriculture including;
Support and sponsorship of livestock events and sales in Carlisle & support of Young Farmers Club local group activities.
I watched a sheep dog display, an age old relationship between man and dog, showcasing the skills between handler and their trusted companion. Brilliant to see the dogs round up some runner ducks! There were horse competitions, with a great range of horse classes including those qualifying for a chance to compete at Olympia. There was also vintage vehicles and ‘Taste Cumbria’ offering local produce and real ales along with many trade stands and judging of cattle and sheep. Lots for everyone!