at Torver, near Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AU
on A593 
by kind permission of the Inman Family


18th. AUGUST 2019


beagles displays dog show fell races ferret show foxhound show horn blowing lurcher show whippet show stick show terrier show wrestling home


For information on booking a Trade Stand space, please contact the Show Secretary on 01229 837680                


N.B There is again no Ferret Show this year as we cannot find anyone to run it.  If anyone would like to do it next year, please contact me (details above)

The Lakeland Country Fair takes place at Torver, near Coniston, in beautiful countryside looking across to the Coniston fells and Coniston Old Man. It is easily accessible, at  Little Arrow, Torver, on the A593, a few miles west of Coniston village.

As well as being a typical Cumbrian show, the Lakeland Country Fair acts as a showcase for traditional Cumbrian skills and activities.  There will be Herdwick sheep on display and demonstrations of hand-clipping will take place during the afternoon.

 Our Main Ring Display this year will be provided by the British Falconry School, and will consist of a demonstration of the use of birds of prey when hunting, including using them with ferrets.  They will also have a stand all afternoon, where people can see the birds (and ferrets?) close up and find out more about this traditional form of hunting.

Features of the show include a Terrier Show followed by Terrier Racing, a Lurcher and Whippet Show,  a family Dog Show, Childrens' Sports, a Stick Show, a Foxhound Show, and a Horn-blowing competition!  There will be Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling, as well as Fell Races for adults and juniors.

Many traditional skills will be on show; it is hoped that these will  include stickmaking, chair-caning, leatherwork, swill basket making, weaving, felting, spinning, leatherwork and sheep clipping. There will also be a number of Displays;  These will include a display of Fell Ponies for people to learn about this ancient native Cumbrian breed.  There will also be a display of fell foxhounds and beagles, and the children will be invited into the ring to meet them and give them a stroke. A feature of the show will be teams from the local Young Farmers taking part in a Tug-of-War. 

The Lakeland Country Fair offers something for all the family - as well as numerous Trade Stands there is a childrens' area with bouncy castle, roundabout and other sideshows. There is a licensed bar, home-made refreshments and a barbecue.

We are keeping our low admission price as we want to encourage as many people as possible to come and enjoy the show.  Car parking is free, so this is an opportunity for an inexpensive day out to see a cross-section of Cumbrian life!




Show starts 12 noon

Free Parking

Adult admission 6
(children 3)

Show Secretary
01229 837680