at Torver, near Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8BQ
on A593/A5084
by kind permission of Mr A Inman


20th. AUGUST 2017


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

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 the junction of the A593 and A5084, 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.

Features 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. Unfortunately we were not able to have a Ferret Show in 2016, but are hoping to re-instate it this year.

Many traditional skills will be on show; these will hopefully include stickmaking, painting, chair-caning, leatherwork, swill basket making, weaving, felting, spinning, leatherwork, cookery and sheep clipping. In the main ring you can see  Displays;  There will be 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 will be Donkey Rides for the children and hopefully a Rodeo Bull. In addition, Darren Morgan of "Independent Adventure" will be running Have-a-Go Archery. 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 5
(reduction for children)

Show Secretary
01229 837680