at Torver, near Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8AU
on A593  (new site)
by kind permission of Mr A Inman


20th. AUGUST 2017


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 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.

A new display this year will be a demonstration of Duck-Herding using sheepdogs by Alan and Chrissie Bradley of Crosthwaite, who will show how their dogs are trained to drive a group of ducks through an obstacle course! 

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.

Many traditional skills will be on show; these will  include stickmaking, glass painting, chair-caning, leatherwork, swill basket making, weaving, felting, spinning, leatherwork, cookery 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. Our new feature in the Main Ring this year will be the display of Duck-Herding mentioned above. 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 also be Donkey Rides for the children.  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