Lake District and Cumbria Events 2014 by Date

Cumbria has many special events, some of which can only be found in this area. Scroll down the page to view both modern and traditional Cumbrian events in chronological order. Submit your Lake District Event to our free Cumbria Events listings.
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Throughout the Year - Feet First in Furness Walks
The Feet First in Furness is one of 650 Walking for Health Walks Schemes in England. Each walk is about a mile or so and ranging in duration of up to two and a half hours over routes including lanes, beaches, paved surfaces and some rough ground and, are free of charge.
First Thursday of Each Month – Walking to Health
A programme of 2 – 3 hour walks using every railway station between Grange-over-Sands and Millom as a starting point. Each walk is about 5 miles and can be over rough ground and occasionally very wet and most will finish close to a place to eat and drink.
www.barrowsportscouncil.org.uk

August Events 2014

August 1st – Winster Luings
This Lake District event is the Luing Cattle Open Day to celebrate and promote the Luing breed of cattle. Visitors to the show will have a tour of the stock accompanied by the farm manager: a talk from Natural England's area manager for Cumbria: a tour of the shooting estate: a tour of the estate's fells and a Luing beef dinner plus a local beer festival featuring some of Cumbria's locally brewed beers. The event will be held at High House Farm near the village of Winster in the Lyth Valley. Post Code for Sat Nav is LA23 3NP.

August 1 - 3rd – Kendal Calling
This Lake District and Cumbria music event has been voted the “Best Medium Sized Festival” in the U.K. Thanks to it's small size, audiences will be able to clearly see and enjoy performances  by their favourite musicians up close. The organisers promise an amazing and independently spirited event of “insane fun”. Kendal calling is committed to supporting the local community and charities and since 2010 has raised over £55,000. money has been donated to Alder Hey Children's Hospital; Guide Dogs for the Blind and Partially Sighted; North West Air Ambulance; Hospice at Home (Carlisle & North Lakeland); Help for Heroes; Penrith Lions and David Lynch Foundation. Visit the events new website for details of the many attractions this 2014 festival of music is offering in the beautiful setting of Lowther Park surrounded by 2,000 trees and deer in the Eden Valley near Penrith.
www.kendalcalling.co.uk

August 2nd – Dalston Festival Cycle at Dalston Recreation Centre
Three fun cycle rides from 1pm onwards at Dalston Recreation Centre. There'll be a 1 mile village ride for accompanied children, a 5 mile route and finally, one of 18 miles including an ascent of about 1000 metres. Dalston is a few miles from Carlisle on the A595.
Email rodorbaz@btinternet.com

August 2nd – Boat Parade
The parade begins around 6pm when themed boats will sail around Bowness Bay. For details contact Gail Twiss on 0161 439 8573 or email: gailtwiss@hotmail.com

August 2nd – Cockermouth & District Agricultural Show
A typical Cumbrian traditional agricultural show of sheepdogs, sheep shearing, show jumping, Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling and more at Fitz Park, Low Road, Cockermouth. Judging of animals begins at 9.30am together with the BSJ show jumping. The colourful Grand Parade is planned to start at about 2pm. Park & Ride to the show on a FREE bus will be available from 10am at the Lakeland Livestock Centre. A Shuttle Bus will also operate from Cockermouth main street to the showfield from 10am.
www.cockermouthshow.co.uk

August 2nd – Cross Morecambe Bay Walk in Aid of Hearing Dogs
A walk from Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Railway Station beginning at 9.15am. For an entry form please contact Nicola Litchfield at nicola.litchfield@hearingdogs.org.uk  or phone her on 01257 260 988 Mob: 07769 901 297. This event is re-scheduled from May 10th.

August 2 - 3rd – Emergency Services Weekend
This is an Emergency Services fund raising event at K Village, Kendal. There will be live demonstrations, a rock climbing wall and a giant meltdown inflatable. FREE PARKING.

August 2nd and 19th– Wild Camping at Sticklebarn, Langdale
Learn basic navigation skills and wild camping best practices under the guidance of a Mountain Leader Guide. Begins at 1pm. Prices £45. There will be an electric bike charging point at this venue. Phone 015394 37356 for more details.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sticklebarn-and-great-langdale/

August 2 - 3rd – The Total Warrior Challenge
The event begins with a 10 kilometre challenge on day one and a 10 mile challenge on the following day. The location is at Shap Abbey on the fringes of Cumbria's Eden Valley. Be prepared for a specially designed gruelling course and even if you don't finish, you will be greeted with a victory beer but organisers wish to point out that this is not a race. Be sure to stay around for celebrations at the end. Shap is about ten minutes from J39 on the M6. The nearest railway station is Penrith and connected by bus from Penrith except on Sundays. Venue Post Code CA10 3NB.
www.totalwarrior.co.uk

August 2nd – The Helvellyn Double Dipper Adventure Swim
A Lake District & Cumbria event combining a dip in Red Tarn overlooked by Striding Edge on one side and Swirral Edge on the other plus a strenuous hike to the summit of Swirral Edge and finishing with a swim at the southern end of Ullswater. Please note this is a demanding 6 – 7 hour day with a hike of around 15 kilometres which includes over 1000 metres of ascent whilst carrying your day's provisions and so a good level of fitness and fell walking experience is essential
www.headtothehills.co.uk/events

August 2 - 15th – Lake District Summer Music
Music for all tastes at various venues in the beauty of the Lake District & Cumbria performed by world masters throughout the region. Phone 01539 742621.
www.ldsm.or.uk

August 2 - 3rd – Lakes Chilli Festival
Described as a “Carnival of Food and Fun” this biggest Chilli Festival in the North West is held at Dalemain Estate Mansion Historic Gardens a few miles from the Ullswater Valley. It promises a family day of first class entertainment and to offer the tastiest and spiciest of chilli products; a selection of Real Ale producers and a programme of exciting challenges.
www.thelakeschillifest.co.uk

August 2nd – Boxes of Hope Cumbria-Walk Across The Sands
The walk, in aid of the deprived children of Romania, sets off from Arnside Promenade at 9.15am. Take part in this worthwhile event and enable more gift filled shoe boxes to be sent to the deprived kids this Christmas. If you wish to take part, a donation of £10 per adult is requested and one of £5 from children aged 6 to 16 years. More details on 015395 35492 or email
boxesofhopecumbria@gmail.com

August 2nd – Community Action Nepal Crossing Morecambe Bay
A walk from Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank Railway Station to raise funds for health and education work in Nepal. Advance booking is essential and costs £10 per adult with under 16's FREE. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult. Starts 9.15am. To book a place on this walk, telephone Community Action Nepal on 01768 484842 or email dougscott25@hotmail.com
www.canepal.org.uk

August 2nd – Stott's Steam Weekend at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Ulverston
Visitors to this event can see the old Stott Park Bobbin Mill operating at full power with information provided by members of staff. For more details call the site team on
01539 531087 or visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/events/1968605

August 2nd – Uniquely Coniston Walk
This is just one of a series of tours of the heritage of the Coniston area. Walkers will visit old mining sites many of which are fenced off but others are open and could be a danger if not approached with utmost care. Children must be accompanied by parents or guardians who are responsible for their safety. Begins from the Tourist Information Centre at 11.15am and finishes at approximately 4.30pm outside the Ruskin Museum. Cost £12 per adult which includes admission to the museum. One child per adult FREE (except admission to the museum) For details of this Coniston tour and others throughout the year www.conistontic.org

August 3rd – A Tale of Vikings & Monks Hawkshead Walk
A gentle two mile walk through the fields surrounding the village of Hawkshead. It starts from the National Car Park in the village centre. This is a FREE Lake District & Cumbria event of about two hours duration. Dogs allowed. Starts at 10.30am.

August 3rd – Bay Search and Rescue Walk
Starts from Arnside Promenade at 10am and finish at Kents bank Railway Station. Visit the website for more details and how to register
www.baysearchandrescue.org.uk

August 3 - 8th – Lakes Five Days Orienteering Event
The Lakes 5 Event consists of five separate regional events taking place between Sunday 3 August and Friday 8 August with one rest/activity day.
Day 1. Swindale South. Nearest town is Shap between Kendal and Penrith.
Day 2. Simpson Ground. Fell Foot Park near Newby Bridge.
Day 3. Grizedale North West. Near Satterthwaite.
Day 4. Pike O' Blisco. Near Ambleside.
Day 5. Hampsfell & Eggerslack. Near Grange over Sands.
For online entries and other methods and full information www.lakes5.org.uk

August 6th – Cartmel Show
This event is a big favourite with both locals and visitors to South Lakeland. It provides total family entertainment in the picture postcard setting of Cartmel Racecourse within walking distance of the village. Features are planned to include a wide range of fun activities for the children (circus acts) a food hall: shopping area: carriage driving: shire horses: show ponies: cattle: sheep: poultry: a dog show: shepherds crooks and walking stick classes: craft marquees and trade stands
www.cartmelagriculturalsociety.org.uk

August 6th – Glenridding Village Walk
A walk around of about 2.5 miles around Glenridding village led by a qualified Blue Badge Guide. Starts from Ullswater Tourist Information Centre at 10.30am.
www.cumbriatouristguides.org

August 6th – Discovering Carlisle
Join an easy leisurely walk around the historic capital of Cumbria. Depart from Carlisle Tourist Information centre at 2pm. More details on 01228 598596.
www.discovercarlisle.co.uk

August 7th – Summer Music at Kirkby Lonsdale Parish Church
A Lake District Summer Music Event in Kirkby Lonsdale's beautiful Norman Church of St Mary's beginning at midday.
www.ldsm.org.uk

August 7th – Cartmel Priory Concert Season 2014
Free admission to a choral concert by Bexley Phoenix Choir at the historic Cartmel Priory beginning at 1.15pm.

August 9th – A Unique Coniston Walk
This Coniston event is one of a series of tours where visitors can re-live the experiences of Arthur Ransome's “Swallows and Amazons” aboard a Gondola Cruise followed by a walk along the eastern shore of Coniston Water. It starts at 10.45am at the Gondola Pier and finishes about 4.45pm. The cost is £25 per adult including a Cruise on Gondola and one child per adult goes FREE (except Gondola fare) Other children at half adult price. Packed lunch required.
www.conistontic.org for full details.

August 9th – Summer Feast & Live Music at Askham Hall
A night of great music, dancing and food from 6pm until 1am at Askham Hall in the village of Askham near Penrith. £35 per person excluding drinks.
Phone 01931 712 350 to make a reservation.

August 9th – Buddhism International Festival
Everyone is welcome to this event at Conishead Priory situated on the Furness Peninsula Coast Road near Ulverston
www.kadampafestivals.org/summer

August 9 - 10th – Lowther Show
This is another popular Lake District and Cumbria event which takes place in the grounds of Lowther Castle near Penrith. It's a wonderful setting suitable for the whole family to enjoy a full line up of activities which include Horse Carriage Driving Trials, the Lowther Hound Show, and world class championships of Clay Shooting, Gun Dog Championships, Crafts & Antiques Fairs, a Food Festival, , Countryside Sports, a licensed bar and picnic areas.
www.lowthershow.co.uk

August 9 - 10th – Open Air Theatre Weekend
The weekend starts on the Saturday with a performance by the Chapterhouse Theatre Company of Wuthering Heights beginning at 6.30 p.m. on the front lawn of Muncaster Castle. At 5p.m. on the following day they will perform Jungle Book. Bar and refreshments will be available. Please take your own rugs or low backed seating. Performances will continue in all but the worst weather.
www.chapterhouse.org

August 9th – Dalston Show
The show is held on the Village Show Field, Dalston, near Carlisle. Post Code CA5 7QB. This has been a popular Lake District & Cumbria event since the 19th C and in recent years has become a part of the week long Dalston Village Festival. It's a show of farming stock and horses, equestrian events, entertainers, Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling, a pet show, terrier racing, fancy dress, vintage machinery, a craft tent, trade stands and a lot more of interest for all the family. A highlight of the 2013 event was the Grey Fergie Strip & Rebuild Team from Kincardine who rebuilt and started their TED20 tractor 3 times to capacity audiences with the final rebuild being achieved in under 8 minutes. They may well return by popular demand for 2014. FREE parking available 1 mile from the village.
www.dalstonshow.co.uk

August 9 - 10th – Ambleside Summer Flower & Craft Show
This Lake District and Cumbria event takes place at the Kelsick Centre, Borrans Road, from 10.30am until 5pm on the Saturday and from 10am until 4pm on the Sunday. The show will include displays of vegetables, flowers, wine, eggs, fruit, pot plants plus a handicraft section of art, photography, wood, metal work, walking sticks, embroidery and lace work.
More information from David Capstick 015394 32252.

August 10th – Dales and Lakes Historic Vehicle Day
Cars and bikes from the 1920's through to the 1990's plus a wide range of auto-jumble. Food and drink will be available including a licensed bar. A great day out for the family at the Memorial Playing Fields, Grange-over-Sands, on the edge of Morecambe Bay from 10.30am until 4.30pm
www.grangehistoric.org

August 10th - 'Hawkshead - Party in the Park
Takes place at Hawkshead Recreation Ground in the beautiful and historic village of Hawkshead.
A great day out all the family, with lots of local craft and food stalls, games, live music and entertainment. There will be a beer tent selling a great selection of local beers, along with a tea/coffee and light refreshment and home made cakes. A picnic area is also available.
Entry is FREE and there is ample extra car parking on site for just £4.00 all day.
Why not come with friends and family, relax, listen to the music and enjoy a fantastic day out. All in aid of the Hawkshead Recreation Ground Trust and other local charities.
A great and fun day out for all the family and it's FREE!
Further information Tel: 015395 30380.

August 11th – Lunchtime Organ Concert at Cartmel Priory
From 1.10pm until 2pm. Admission free
www.cartmelpriory.org.uk

August 12 - 16th – Cartmel Art Society Exhibition
Exhibits by local artists at Cartmel Village Hall from 10am until 6pm. Cost £1 including refreshments
www.cartmelartsociety.co.uk

August 12th – Lunesdale Agricultural Show
A traditional Lake District & Cumbria country show in Underley Park overlooking the Lune Valley and within a few minutes of the famous Ruskin View. There will be classes for cattle, sheep, horses, poultry, sticks and shepherds crooks, vegetables and a dog show. The always popular Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling contests take place after lunch and will be followed by a display of hounds from the Vale of Lune Hunt and a Grand Parade of prize winners. The show ends with show jumping classes. Post Code LA6 2DS.
www.lunesdaleshow.org.uk

August 12th – Flat Racing at Carlisle Racecourse
Racing from 12.30pm till 6pm. Internet connection, disabled toilets and baby changing facilities available.
www.carlisle-races.co.uk

August 13th – Lanercost & Hadrians Wall Path Ramble
A gentle ramble of around 2.5 hours through the Cumbrian countryside near Brampton and along Hadrians Wall Path National Trail accompanied by a local guide. Starts at 10.30am from Lanercost Tearoom. Please let the organisers know if you will be joining the tour.
Email carol@greatguidedtours.co.uk  or visit www.lanercosttearoom.co.uk

August 13th – Free Guided Cycle Ride Coniston to Torver
A 14 mile ride for leisure cyclists, families and children of 12 years and over.
www.conistonboatingcentre.co.uk/events

August 14th – Grasmere and Rydal Sheepdog Trials & Hound Show
A traditional and much loved Lake District and Cumbria summer event featuring sheepdog trials, hound trailing, shows of working terriers, foxhounds, harriers, beagles, a gun-dog demonstration, a shepherds crooks and sticks competition and much more entertainment for a great family day out in one of the Lake District's most scenic areas described by William Wordsworth as “the loveliest spot that man hath found”.
www.rydalshow.co.uk

August 14th – Sand Sculptures
An event to try your skills at creating sculptures of sand and sea shells at Sandscale
 Haws National Nature Reserve and Roanhead Beach. Phone 01228 462855.

August 14th – Jazz at The Howard Arms
An evening of live “hot” jazz every second Thursday of the month played by Carlisle's New Orleans Jazz Band in the front bar of The Howard Arms from 8pm until 10.15pm. FREE entry.
Phone: 016977 42758.

August 14th – Coffee and Crafts Day
A Bank Holiday weekend event at Rampside Village Hall, Roa Island Road near Barrow-in-Furness. FREE entry to homemade cakes and craft stalls
www.facebook.com/rampsidevillagehall

August 15th – Theatre On The Green
This is a first for Silloth when “Treasure Island”will be performed by a professional theatre company. The event is FREE and you are invited to bring a picnic and your own seating. The picnic will start at 6pm followed by the performance at 7pm.

August 15th - Levens Hall Family Picnic & Outdoor Cinema on Giant Screen
Bring a picnic and enjoy watching 'Babe', a firm family favourite, on giant screen in the beautiful grounds of Levens Hall.
Ice cream, Pimms, Tea & Coffee available. Limited seating on grass so bring folding chairs, rugs and warm clothes.
Tickets: Adults £9, Children under 16 £5. Discounts available for all advance online purchases at www.levenshall.co.uk
Ticket price includes entry to the Garden
Gates open at 6pm Film starts at 9pm
tel: 015395 60321
email: houseopening@levenshall.co.uk

August 16th – Kirkby Stephen Summer Walk
A  leisurely 3 mile walk from 11am until 4pm visiting the parks around Kirkby Stephen and following part of the well known Poetry Trail alongside the river. Take a picnic to eat in the Summer House at Jubilee Park. The walk is FREE but a contribution to the Cumbria Wildlife Trust would be much appreciated. All accompanied children are welcome and dogs on a lead are allowed. Meet at the Market Square, Kirkby Stephen. There is FREE car parking in the town car park; follow the signs from the main road. Contact Margaret Albon for more details 017683 371070.

August 16th – Appleby Show
A family day out in the heart of the Eden Valley with free entry for children. The venue, on the Barley Field near Appleby Golf Course, is not far from the A66 and provides free parking and a free taxi service to the event from the centre of Appleby. Visitors to the show will find a variety of classes for sheep, cattle, poultry, vintage machinery, dogs, children's pets, local produce, handicrafts and horticultural exhibits. There will be equestrian classes including Veterans, Fells, Dales, Driving, Shetlands, Mountain & Moorland, Pony Riding, Working Hunter, Handy Pony and Gymkhana. Lots of entertainment for children and main ring events.
www.applebyshow.co.uk

August 16th – Gosforth Agricultural Show
This agricultural event is held close to the village of Gosforth at the junction of the A595 and B5344 on Cumbria's West Coast. Displays of cattle: sheep: horses: handicrafts: a dog show: vintage and steam machinery: Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling: plus children's sports. An added attraction is promised to be an exciting Quad and Motor Cycle Stunt Show starring Jason Smyth
www.gosforthshow.co.uk

August 16-17th - Lakeland Craft Fair
Locally made traditional products at Ambleside.

August 17th – Silloth Beach Half Marathon
More details will become available on www.sillothgreen.co.uk

August 17th – Lakeland Country Fair
A family friendly event in the village of Torver near Coniston. It's a typical Lake District & Cumbria show in beautiful countryside displaying Herdwick and Swaledale sheep; sheep shearing contests; a terrier show; a lurcher show; a family dog show; a stick show; a horn blowing competition; Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling; junior and senior fell races and a ferret show. All these and more including shows of traditional skills such as stick making; basket making; bee keeping; weaving; spinning; sausage making; chainsaw carving and the opportunity to see birds of prey close up. For the kids there's a bouncy castle; donkey rides; a climbing wall; swingboats; a roundabout. In addition there will be a licensed bar, homemade refreshments and a BBQ. Show starts at 12 noon. FREE parking.
www.lakelandcountryfair.co.uk

August 17th – Coniston Epic Lakes Swim
A 500 metre swim for first timers, a 1600 metre “Classic Mile” and a long distance challenge of 3.8 kilometres. Coach parking available at John Ruskin School, Lake Road.
9am. 3.8 kilometre swim.
10am. 500 metre swim.
12.30pm. 1600 metre swim.
www.epicevents.co.uk

August 17th – Cumbria Classic Motorsport Show
This classic car event is presented by the Wigton Motor Club and this year features 100 years of Toyota; Aston Martin; and 50 years of the Hillman Imp. There will be autojumble and trade stands, a Cars for Sale area, refreshments and much more for the motoring enthusiast. The event is held at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens near Penrith. CA11 0HB.
www.wigtonmc.co.uk

August 17 - 25th – Living History Week
A range of history themed events throughout the week in the grounds of Muncaster Castle. The kids will find plenty of interest with circus skills workshops and entertainment by Joel Dickinson. The Herlid Vikings will display battle re-enactments on the 17th and 18th  and from the 23rd to the 25th the Red Wyvern Re-enactment Society move forward in history to re-enact scenes from the Wars of the Roses. Great family entertainment.
www.muncaster.co.uk

August 19th – Meet the Owls at UllswaterValley
This is a chance to meet the owls from the Owl Sanctuary Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre from 11am until 4pm at Ullswater Tourist Information Centre, Main Car Park, Glenridding. Price FREE. Just turn up.

August 19th – Hawkshead Show
Held in classic Lake District countryside and home to Beatrix Potter, the show presents displays of Light Horses, Fell Ponies, Shetland Ponies, Mountain and Moorland Ponies, sheep, dogs, cattle, pet classes, floral art, hound trailing, stick classes and the ever favourite of the Sheepdog & Duck Display and much more family entertainment.
www.hawksheadshow.co.uk

August 19 - 20th – Traditional English Longbow Making
A two day course of instruction at the Greystoke Cycle Cafe near Penrith.
www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk

August 19 - 23rd – International Art Exhibition
The art of Zhen, Shan and Ren at Footprint Building, St Catherine's Wood, Patterdale Road. Windermere. Fun for children who can join the lotus flower making workshops. Opening times Tuesday to Saturday from 10am until 5pm. FREE admission.

August 20 - 21st - Kirkby Stephen Multi Sport Camp
This Eden Valley event is an opportunity for 8 – 14 year olds to improve their sporting skills. Activities will include football, cricket, netball, badminton, tennis, basketball and more. Times 10am until 3pm at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School Sports Hall. Cost £10 per child.

August 21st – Brough Agricultural Show
The show is held at Popping Lane, Kaber, near Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria's beautiful Eden Valley. There will be events and classes in Fell, Dale, Shetland, children's riding classes, sheep, horticulture, flower classes, poultry, rabbits, dogs, hamsters and guinea pigs. Special attractions include a Vintage Tractor Display, Classic Cars, Commercial Vehicles, Driving Classes with Marathon Obstacle Course, a Mounted Fancy Dress, Pony Gymkhana, Dry Stone Walling. The showfield opens at 8.30am.
www.brough-show.org.uk

August 22 - 24th – O'Neils August Bank Holiday Weekender
A summer festival of music, arts and good food for everyone at O'Neils, 36 – 40, Burrowgate. Penrith.

August 22 - 24th – Beer Festival
Cider tasting, wine tasting, local lagers, live music and food served all day and each day at Penrith Rugby Union Football Club, Winters Park, Penrith. Don't miss the friendly rugby match kicking off at 3pm on the Sunday. Opening times 6pm until 10pm on Friday and 1pm until 11pm on Saturday and Sunday. Entry £7 which includes a Festival glass.

August 22 - 25th – Barber Return to Steam Gala
After 10 years of restoration, the Thomas Green locomotive, BARBER, will be on show together with her sister locomotive HARROGATE at South Tynedale Railway, Station House, Station Road, Alston. This promises to be a weekend of family friendly activities, live music and a selection of Real Ales.
www.south-tynedale-railway.org.uk

August 23rd – Sedbergh Artisan Saturday Market from 10am till 4pm.

August 23rd – Totepool Cartmel Cup Day
This is the first event of the August Bank Holiday Festival.
Gates open 10am. First race 14.30. Last race 17.55.

August 23rd – Patterdale Dog Day
An August Bank Holiday event of an open sheepdog trials competition; a gun dog show; foxhound show; hound trails; children's pet competitions;  fell racing for juniors and seniors; a craft tent; all day catering tent and more.
www.patterdaledogday.co.uk

August 23 - 24th – Wigton Dog Agility Show
Held at Hutton-in-the-Forest from 9am until 5pm.

August 24th – La'al Beer Festival
This festival event at Rheged Centre, Redhills, Penrith will be hosting micro breweries offering a range of beers, ciders and liquors which include products by the Hawkshead Brewery, Eden Brewery, Bowness Bay and Ennerdale. Entry is FREE. Opening times midday until 6pm.
Phone 01768 868000.

August 24th - COFFEE AND CRAFTS
Free entry. Homemade cakes and craft stall
Start Time: 12:00
Area: Barrow-in-Furness
Location: Rampside Village Hall, Roa Island road Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria LA13 0PY Event Postcode: LA13 0PY Web site: http://www.facebook.com/rampsidevillagehall
If you're planning a day out to Piel Island, Clarkes Hotel for lunch or the Bosun's Locker for afternoon tea then come and treat yourself to coffee with cake whilst you browse our stalls and pick up genuine unique gifts. Stalls include handmade cards, gemstone jewellery, jams & chutneys, children's knitwear, costume & holiday jewellery, glamorous aprons & bags, hand knit cushions & crafted wooden buttons, hand painted personalised door hangers.
For more information please email: allwrappedup@fsmail.net

August 24th – Grasmere Sports
This event is one of the oldest and most traditional events in the Lake District and Cumbria. It's a show which truly reflects the lifestyles and customs of the region with sporting challenges attracting many of the best competitors in the north of England. The event is a combination of fell races, guide races, hound trails, mountain bike races, dog shows, arts & crafts exhibitions, a range of children's activities, great food and much more. Grasmere Sports is a complete day of family entertainment surrounded by all that is best of Lake District scenery. This event always attracts large crowds many of whom will be planning at least a one night stay and so early booking is essential especially at this time of the year.
www.grasmeresports.com

August 24th – Kentmere Valley Sheep Show
Held in the picturesque walking country of the Kentmere Valley near Staveley. Begins at 1pm at Mill Farm, Millriggs. Phone: 01539 821689 for details.

August 25th – Harness Racing
Appleby Harness Racing on Holme farm Field, Appleby. First race at 1.30pm.
More details 017683 51177.

August 25th – Black Combe Country Fair
An August Bank Holiday event held in the village of Bootle situated mid way between Silecroft and Ravenglass on the Cumbrian West Coast. Opening at midday, there's plenty of entertainment and interest for all the family with displays of traditional crafts and skills, vintage cars, static engines, gun dogs, beagles, whippets, terriers, foxhounds, a climbing wall, children's sports, a falconry display in the main ring and much more. All of this in a lovely setting overlooked by Black Combe, one of the Lake District and Cumbria's impressive fells. FREE car parking (contributions welcome) Adults £5. Children £1 for those aged between 5 and 15 years.
www.blackcombecountryfair.co.uk

August 25th – Silloth Carnival
All day entertainment begins with a parade around the town led by local dignitaries and carnival organisers and finishes on the Green where there'll be entertainment for the rest of the day. More details will be shown on www.sillothgreen.co.uk closer to the event date.

August 25th – Keswick Agricultural Show
An annual August Bank Holiday Event at The Crossings Field, High Hill, Keswick. The show always attracts large numbers of competitors, exhibitors and spectators to displays of Herdwick and Swaledale Sheep, cattle, horses and ponies, show jumping, a championship sheepdog competition, vintage machinery, home baking, plenty of children's activities, Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling and more to complete a great family day of traditional Lake District and Cumbrian entertainment.
www.keswickshow.co.uk

August 25th – August Bank Holiday Festival
The last day of the 2014 racing season at Cartmel Racecourse.
Gates open at 10am. First race 14.20. Last race17.50.
Horse racing at Cartmel can be traced back to 1856 but may well have taken place much earlier when it is suggested that monks from the Priory organised mule racing. There could be few better settings for such an event. Cartmel is an unspoilt southern Lake District village of centuries old buildings dominated by a 12th C medieval Priory, a collection of traditional inns, gourmet restaurants, cosy tearooms, welcoming pubs and a variety of shops.

August 25th – Black Combe Country Fair
An August Bank Holiday event held in the village of Bootle situated mid way between Silecroft and Ravenglass on the Cumbrian West Coast. Opening at midday, there's plenty of entertainment and interest for all the family with displays of traditional crafts and skills, vintage cars, static engines, gun dogs, beagles, whippets, terriers, foxhounds, a climbing wall, children's sports, a falconry display in the main ring and much more. All of this in a lovely setting overlooked by Black Combe, one of the Lake District and Cumbria's impressive fells. FREE car parking (contributions welcome) Adults £5. Children £1 for those aged between 5 and 15 years.
www.blackcombecountryfair.co.uk

August 28th – Selside and Grayrigg Show
A traditional agricultural show held on Little Docker Showground, Grayrigg, a few miles to the north of Kendal on the A685. Entry for adults costs £6 and children £1. FREE parking.

August 29th – Ghyll Scrambling at Sticklebarn, Langdale
From 9am till Noon and 1pm until 4pm. Event details 015394 37356.

August 29 – 31st - Sticky Wicket Beer Festival
This event will be held at Penrith Cricket Club, Wetheriggs Lane, Penrith. The Sticky Wicket Festival will have on offer over 30 quality Real Ales, a selection of imported Pilseners, Ciders and Wines plus hog and lamb roasts, sausages, burgers, tandoori specials and more together with live music in the marquee. On Sunday, it's a family day with bouncy castles and lots of fun for the kids. Kids go FREE on this day. Advance tickets cost £7 per day or £8 at the door if available. They will be on sale at the Cricket Club and at Penrith Tourist Information Centre.
www.stickywicketbeerfestivals.net

August 29 - 31st – Kendal Mintfest
This popular Kendal summer event is in the top ten  of street art festivals in the country and features  acts by performers from across the world who will entertain on stages, in the streets and in the parks of Kendal. The Lakes Alive website will soon be showing the full programme of events and artistes taking part. It's always well attended by both locals and visitors to the area and so if you are visiting this part of the Lake District be sure to book accommodation as early as possible
www.lakesalive.org

August 30th – Dufton Agricultural Show
The Dufton Show is one of the Lake District & Cumbria's longest running traditional agricultural shows attracting equestrian competitors from all over the country. The small village of Dufton stands in the Eden Valley only a few miles from Appleby. The show features displays of sheep, sheepdog trials, cattle, riding ponies, fell ponies, mountain & moorland ponies, gymkhana, open jumping, carriage driving plus children's sports, children’s fancy dress competition, mounted fancy dress, vintage vehicles and fell racing up and down Dufton Pike. Post Code for visitors CA16 6DA.
www.duftonshow.co.uk

August 30th – Hesket Newmarket Show
In a setting of the Northern Fells of the Lake District & Cumbria, close to the Eden Valley and not far from the unspoiled Solway Coast, the Hesket Newmarket Show is an agricultural event displaying the finest of the regions farming traditions. Displays of top class livestock, horse and dog sections, cattle, sheep, poultry, terrier racing, pony sports, sheep dogs and gun dogs, vintage vehicles, fell racing, a local crafts tent, Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling and a lot more of interest for all the family. The show field is situated between Hesket Newmarket and Newlands Mill and open to visitors from 8.30am. Follow signs from Hesket Newmarket Village Green.
Entry £5: Children 11 – 16 years £2: Children under 11 free: Pensioners £3. FREE car parking: More details from the Show Secretary Mary Pattinson marypat09@btinternet.com

August 30th - Antique, Vintage & Interiors Fair
Methodist Church Hall, Lorton Street, Cockermouth, open 10am to 4pm, entrance £1, free parking, complimentary tea and coffee, light lunches and home baking also available. Antiques, collectables, fine jewellery, cookware, furniture, furnishings, vintage china and vintage clothing. Contact Sue Hearn 07841145692

August 31st – Tour of Kendal Sky Ride
A cycling event led by British Cycling Ride Leaders on a scenic guided ride from Kendal to Staveley and back.
www.goskyride.com

September Events 2014

September 1st – Moorjam Traditional Music Session
A traditional music session together with Penrith's best beer at Moo Bar, 52 King Street. Penrith. Opening time 8pm. Phone 01768 606637 for details.

September 1st – Uniquely Ullswater Walk: Secret Valleys
Walkers meet at Howtown Pier at 10.30am for an easy to moderate 6 mile walk in an Ullswater “Hidden Valley”. Take a picnic. £10 per adult. One child per adult FREE. Additional children at half the adult price. This walk must be booked in advance by calling 07879 080 444.

September 2nd – Meet The Owls at Ullswater
A chance to meet the owls from The Owl Sanctuary Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre at Ullswater Tourist Information Centre in the main car park, Glenridding from 11am until 4pm. Price FREE.

September 4 - 7th – Silloth Music & Beer Festival
Described as “an unforgettable weekend” of music entertainment on Silloth Green. The line-up includes The Quireboys: New England: The Jam'd: Awol: Cindy Hoten: The Robin Pierce Band: and Rockaoke. Over 100 Real Ales and Ciders and this year an all new Kids Zone Marque will be available on the Sunday.
www.sillothbeerfestival.co.uk 

September 5 - 6th – Beer “n” Bangers Festival
This event will be held at Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Base, Christian Head. A weekend of tasty local ales, ciders and soft drinks together with a selection of “bangers”in a variety of flavours. There will be a vegetarian alternative. The Friday and Saturday evenings will be one's of music and dancing and FREE camping in the field next to the festival site. All proceeds from the event will be shared between Kirkby Stephen Rotary Club, the Scout Group and the Mountain Rescue Team.
www.facebook.com/BeerBangersFestival  or www.ksbab.info

September 5th – Arnside Country Market
Phone 01524 762549 for more details.

September 6th – Cross Bay Walk for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation
Arnside Promenade to Kents Bank. Phone 01772 522913.

September 6th – Chill Swim Coniston
This event is a 5.25 mile swim along the full length of Coniston Water. It starts from from the south end of the lake and finishes on the north shore next to Monk Coniston Car Park. Please note that if swimming conditions are not suitable, the event will take place on Sunday  7th September.
Full details www.chillswim.com/the-swims/coniston-end-to-end/

September 6th – Alston Agricultural Show.

September 6 - 13th – Ulverston Charter Festival
A celebration to mark the granting of the Market Charter by Edward 1 in 1280.
www.ulverston.net

September 7th – Loweswater Show
Although the show is a traditional style agricultural event there are many other attractions with a local theme. These include the popular Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling contests, fell racing, a vintage section, hound trails, a craft tent with homemade jams and cakes, a grand parade, a fancy dress parade, a beer tent and more. The show venue is opposite New House Farm in the beautiful Vale of Lorton. This is a peaceful Lake District and Cumbria valley containing the lakes of Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere and close to Whinlatter Pass leading to England's only mountain forest with it's choice of walking and mountain biking trails and, depending on the time of year, a sighting of the famous Bassenthwaite Ospreys. Cockermouth is only 4 miles away and Keswick is 8 miles both of which have a wide choice of bed and breakfast and holiday cottages.
www.loweswatershow.com

September 7th – The Moorcock Show
One of the oldest sheep shows in the region where you can learn about breeds of Swaledale, Blue Faced Leicester’s and Rough Fell sheep. These and more at a family friendly traditional show with displays of vintage tractors, local products and competitions from midday till 4pm. The show takes place at Thwaite Bridge, Mossdale, on the A684 Sedbergh to Hawes road.
www.moorcockshow.co.uk

September 7th -  Helvellyn Triathlon
This sporting event is said to be in the top 10 most challenging in the world. Contestants are faced with a 1 mile swim; a 38 mile cycle ride which includes an ascent of “The Struggle” with gradients of 1 in 4 from Ambleside to the summit of Kirkstone Pass and a run up the 3118 feet of Helvellyn, one of the Lake District & Cumbria's highest peaks.
www.trihard.co.uk/helvellyn/helvellynhome.htm

September 9th – Westmorland Horticultural Society Annual Show
This event is held at the Parish & Kirkland Halls, Kirkland. Kendal.
Phone 01539 741267 for more information.

September 9th – Wordsworth Walks
The Wordsworth Trust, Dove Cottage. Grasmere.
Phone 015394 35544 for more information.

September 11th – Heritage Open days in South Copeland
A celebration of the area which stretches from the River Duddon to the River Esk including the market town of Millom and the nearby coastal village of Haverigg. Venues will have FREE entry
www.southcopelandtourism.org.uk

September 11th – Westmorland County Show
This Lake District & Cumbria event is one of the biggest one day show of livestock in the region attracting over 29,000 visitors. Sections include cattle; sheep; goats; horses; pigs; heavy horses; alpacas; dogs and poultry as well as marquees featuring Cumbrian Crafts; local food produce and rural crafts and the crowd pleasing Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling.
www.westmorlandshow.co.uk

September 12th – Heritage Open Day
See treasures of the Wordsworth Trust at Dove Cottage, Grasmere.
Phone 015394 35544 for more information.

September 12th – Kendal Torchlight Carnival
The festivities are due to start at 6.45pm in the town centre whilst a little further away, the carnival procession begins at 7.30pm from the Shell Garage on Lound Road and winds it's way around the town to finish at Lakes Leisure Centre on Burton Road. Last years events attracted crowds of 25,000 to view dance groups, around 60 floats, marching bands and carnival performers. A similar number are expected this year. Motorists please note that Kendal town centre will be closed to traffic from around 6.45pm until approximately 11pm.
www.torchlightcarnival.co.uk

September 12th – Arnside Country Market
Phone 01524 762549 for more information.

September 13th – Ulverston Lantern Procession
This colourful Ulverston and Furness Peninsula event marks the end of the Ulverston Charter Festival.
www.ulverston.net

September 13th – Alston Flower Show.

September 13 - 14th – Holker Chilli Fest
Held at Holker Hall, Cark-in-Cartmel.
Phone 015395 58328 for details.

September 13 - 14th – Heritage Open Day Appleby
An exhibition of photographs and memorabilia of Appleby during World War 1 at St Lawrence Church, Appleby. Opening times are 9am till 4pm on the Saturday and 11.30am till 4pm on the Sunday.

September 13 - 14th – The Cumbria Way Ultra
A 73 mile running event following the Cumbria Way route from Ulverston to Carlisle. It's open to solo runners and relay teams of 2 and 5. The run will start from The Gill, Ulverston at 6am.
www.pureoutdoorevents.co.uk

September 13 - 14th – Horse Trials
Held at Hutton-in-the-Forest
www.cumbriahorsetrials.com

September 13 - 14th – Holker Chilli Festival
An event with specialist chilli companies from all over the country, local specialist food suppliers, cuisine from around the world, cookery demonstrations, chilli eating competitions, lots of children's activities and more for all the family to enjoy.
www.holker.co.uk

September 14th – Fell Foot Swim Sportives
Takes place at Fell Foot Park, Newby Bridge.
Phone 07832 376239 for details.

September 20th – Sedbergh Artisan Saturday Market from 10pm till 4pm.

September 20 - 21st – Teddy Bear Weekend at Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
Go along and join “Plumpton the Bear” for a weekend at Haverthwaite. There will be lots of fun for the kids with goody bags, a children's entertainer and a free train ride for every child who takes their favourite teddy bear.
www.lakesiderailway.co.uk/event-info

September 20th – Egremont Crab Fair
This is one of the oldest fairs in the world dating back to 1267 and attracts visitors from all over the world. It begins with a number of ancient and traditional Lake District and Cumbria sports and events including Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling; a Pipe Smoking event;  the Greasy Pole contest; Parade of the Apple Cart; singing of hunting songs and the event highlight of the renowned World Gurning Championship where contestants pull grotesque faces through a horse collar known locally as a braffin. It's a family friendly occasion where you can just watch or take part in a number of sports and catch an apple during the Parade of the Apple Cart. Egremont is a small town in the Western Lake District five miles south of Whitehaven and within easy reach of Seascale, Gosforth and the Solway Coast and Plain.
www.egremontcrabfair.com

September 21st – Borrowdale Shepherds Meet
A traditional Lake District & Cumbria event featuring  the well known local breed of Herdwick Sheep: Swaledales: Sheep Dog Trials: Fell Races: Stick Show: Hound Trails: Farmers Sheep Dog Judging: Bar and Refreshments. This is one of the most beautiful settings of spectacular landscapes situated few miles to the south of Keswick and close to Lake Derwentwater
www.borrowdaleshow.org.uk

September 23rd – St Sunday Crag via Grisedale
A demanding walk of almost 10 miles over St Sunday Crag passing through the beautiful scenery of Grisedale Valley and returning via Patterdale. The walk starts at 10am from Ullswater Tourist Information Centre in the main car park, Glenridding. Strong walking boots are essential together with warm waterproof clothing. Take a packed lunch. Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome. Booking essential by phoning 017684 82414.

September 26th – World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Nurses
Takes place in Alexanders Pub, Castle Green Hotel. Kendal.
Phone 01539 734000 for details.

September 26 - 28th Indian Summer Hill Railways
South Tynedale Railways regular steam locomotives in Alston will be joined by the former Darjeeling- Himalayan Railway locomotive No. 19 for a weekend of real Indian food, music, dance and films.
www.south-tynedale-railway.org.uk/events

September 26 – 28th – Taste Cumbria Cockermouth Food Festival
Cumbrian chef, Simon Rogan, will be the main attraction at this event in the Georgian  town of Cockermouth. It begins on the Friday evening with a beer festival and comedy night. The weekend will be packed with master-classes and demonstrations together with a Produce Market of around 100 stalls. For full details of this popular Cumbrian event go to their website.
www.tastecumbria.co.uk 

September 27th – Windermere Cross Lake Swim
All entrants to this Lake District and Cumbria event will begin the challenge from Brockhole Visitor Centre from where they will catch a Windermere Lake Cruises Ferry and cross the water to Wray Castle. From there, they will swim back.
For full details www.chillswim.com/the-swims/cross-lake-swim/

October Events 2014

October 3 - 5th – Singing Settle Carlisle
Go along and sing on the trains, in the stations, while walking in the Pennines, around fires and in cosy country pubs. Just £119 includes rail tickets, accommodation, meals and workshops etc: The location is based near Ribblehead.
www.lakelandvoice.co.uk

October 3 - 5th – Broughton-in-Furness Festival of Beer
Full details of this years event will appear on the festival website about one month before it takes place. In previous years there have been about 90 Real Ales available at several venues centred on Broughton-in-Furness. Buses have transported festival goers between Broughton Square and nearby Foxfield via the High Cross Inn. It promises to be a weekend of great entertainment in this scenic area of the Furness Peninsula and Duddon Valley.
www.broughtonfestivalofbeer.org.uk

October 4th – Voluntary Service Overseas Cross Bay Walk
The 10 mile walk will be led by Cedric Robinson from Arnside Promenade. It will cross the Kents Bank Channel to Kents Bank and then follow the coastline to Grange-over-Sands. To register for this Arnside event, phone Elwyn and Dorothy Smith with your names and contact details on 01772 683701 or email: winchmorehouse@aol.com

October 4th – Kirkby Stephen Silver band Autumn Concert
To be held in Kirkby Stephen Grammar School. For details contact Richard Arrowsmith on 017683 71182.

October 4th – Jumble & New to You sale
The sale will be held at Lunesdale Hall, Kirkby Lonsdale, from 10.30am till 12.30pm. Funds raised will go to support 18 Cumbrian Scouts who will be attending the World Scout Jamboree in Japan 2015. For more details contact Lesley Mayne on 01524 782984.

October 4 - 5th – Meet Postman Pat & Jess the Cat
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.
Phone 01229 717171 for details.

October 11th – Wasdale Head Show & Shepherds Meet
Beginning at 10am and continuing until around 5pm the show includes Dog & Terrier Classes: Children's Sports: Sticks & Crooks Competition: Hound Trailing: Senior & Junior Fell Races: Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling: Vintage Machinery Parade.
FREE car parking ( off showfield in a signposted separate car park field)
Entrance £4 for adults. Children FREE. Licenced  tent and catering. A great family day of entertainment at a show which maintains the age old traditions of a century old Cumbrian event. Don't miss the post event “singalong” at the Strands Inn which gets underway at about 8pm. For details of this phone the Strands on 019467 26237.
Show details www.wasdaleheadshow.co.uk

October 11 - 12th – Kendal Wool Gathering
A Wool Market, sheep and alpacas, tours and talks at K Village, Kendal. FREE PARKING.

October 17 - 19th – Cartmel Antiques Fair
This Cartmel event will be held from 10am till 5pm. in the Village Hall.
More details 01229 583495 or 07908 839252.

October 17 - 19th – The Lakes International Comic Art Festival
A programme of comic art featuring more than 50 displays of different styles and a chance to meet the creators; attend panel discussions; a film programme; exhibitions; workshops; a “dedicated kids zone”; a marketplace/artists alley; live drawing events and more
www.comicartfestival.com

October 18th – Record & CD Fair in Windermere
Pop & Rock collectors and cd's to buy and sell at Ladyholme Centre, Lake Road, Windermere from 8am till 6pm. Contact Phil Wade on 07824 511987.

October 19th – Great Beetham Cake Bake Off Competition
Make a cake to win a prize at Beetham Nurseries Garden Food Shop, Beetham, near Arnside
www.beethamnurseries.co.uk

October 24th – Bonfire Night
To be held on Silloth Airfield at 7pm.

October 24th - Antiques, Vintage & Interiors Fair
Christ Church Rooms, South Street, Cockermouth CA13 9RU
10am to 4pm
Entrance £1
There will be 16 local stallholders selling a wide range of antiques, collectables, jewellery, interior furnishings, painted furniture and vintage china.
Contact 07841145692
Website www.lakesfashionandcollectables.co.uk

October 25th – Buttermere Shepherds Meet
This is usually the last traditional show of the season. It's held at Lanthwaite Green in the beautiful Lorton Valley not far from Cockermouth, Keswick and the Solway Coast. It features displays of Herdwick Sheep who are a familiar sight to walkers on the Lake District and Cumbrian fells and the black and white Swaledale breed, which are more likely to be seen on and around the eastern fells region. There will be Cumbria's most famous local sport of Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling together with fell racing, a walking stick competition, hound trailing, terrier shows, children's activities, plenty of refreshments, a beer tent and much more to keep the whole family entertained in one of the Lake District and Cumbria's most beautiful areas of lakes and fells. The show begins around 10.30am with the sheep judging. For more information telephone the show secretary on 017687 80571 or contact the Keswick Tourist Information Centre

October 26th – Ride of the fallen Leaves Lakeland Classic Bike Ride
This is the last event in a series of three. It starts between 8am and 9.30am from the John Ruskin School in Coniston and is over a 61 mile scenic route with ascents of 1900 metres, some quiet roads, lanes and open countryside. Feed stations at 32 miles. Parking, showers and hot food included in the price of entry. Cost £25.
www.seismic-events.co.uk/rideofthefallenleaves.html

October 26th – November 1st – Halloween Week
Muncaster promises to be one of the most haunted castles in the country. There will be plenty of fun with face painting in the Ghostly Grotto; illuminations along the mile of the main drive lined with trees and shrubs; Spooky Owl Tours; a Scary Maze and a Castle Ghost Tour. This event is always well attended so please book your accommodation early.
www.muncaster.co.uk

October 30 & 31st – Halloween Ghost Train
Take a journey in darkness aboard the Eskdale & Ravenglass Halloween Ghost Train.
Bookings through 01229 717171
www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk

October 31st – Beech Hill Hotel Halloween Masquerade Ball
A gourmet 4 course meal, a magician, tricks and treats overlooking Lake Windermere. Cost of £45 per person. Mask and black tie preferred but not essential.
Bookings through 0844 502 7587.

October 31st & November 1st – Halloween Spooktacular
Activities at this South Tynedale Railway in Alston event will include face painting, pumpkin carving and apple bobbing.

November Events 2014

November 1st – Bonfire and Firework Display in Cartmel
The bonfire will be lit at 6pm at Cartmel Racecourse and the firework display begins at 7.30pm. Refreshments throughout the evening. FREE admission and car parking but donations are welcome.

November 1st – Sedbergh's Annual Bonfire & Firework Displaying
Held at Peoples Hall Playing Fields, Howell Lane, Sedbergh. Gates open 6pm. The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm followed at 7.30pm by a firework display. Competitions for Best Turnip & Pumpkin Lanterns; hot food; soup; cakes; sweets; mulled wine; tea and coffee.
Adults £3. Children under 16 years FREE.

November 1st – Carlisle Fireshow
The build up to the main event on Bitts Park is a city centre “Funday” between 2pm and 6pm. Family entertainment will include face painting, balloon making, street magic displays and community workshops. At 7pm, the bonfire will be lit at Bitts Park followed by a display of more than 2000 fireworks. This is a very popular Carlisle event and over 35,000 people are expected to attend. All city car parks are FREE after 6pm but some other car parks may charge. Please note there will be no vehicle access to to Bitts Park or Dacre Road but there will be limited Blue Badge parking at Bitts Park (first come first served) A special viewing area for wheelchairs will be available on the Sheepmount Road (up to 2 carers per wheelchair allowed)

November 1st – Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
A buffet supper in the Garden Restaurant followed by an exclusive view of the Fireshow from the viewing platform. Adults £15. Children under 12 years £8.

November 3 - 7th – Coniston Power Boat Records Week
This event brings together all classes of boat ranging from small hydroplanes, inshore circuit racers and up to the larger offshore boats. It's the finale of the racing season with competitors from all over the country arriving for a few days of an exciting watersport event on Coniston Water surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in the Lake District & Cumbria.
www.conistonpowerboatrecords.co.uk

November 5th – Kendal Castle Fireworks Display
The display will be held on the Castle Grove side of Kendal Castle. Begins at 7.30pm. Refreshments available on site. FREE admission but donations to raise funds for next years event will be much appreciated.

November 7th – Bonfire & Firework Display
This event is held at The Green, two miles from Millom on the A5093 in the direction of Broughton in Furness. Fire lit at 6.30pm.

November 7 - 9th – Carlisle Blues Festival
www.carlislebluesfestival.com

November 8th – Cockermouth Firework Display
Cockermouths annual firework display begins at 6pm at the Memorial Gardens.

November 8th – Hawkshead Traditional Community Bonfire
Held on the Recreation Ground in Hawkshead. Light refreshments and live music from 5pm. Donations please at the gate.

November 9th – Bonfire & Firework Display
Takes place on Wilson Park near the village square. The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm and the fireworks start at 7pm. There will be a pumpkin competition and lots of traditional refreshments. Adults £4. Children £1.

November 9th – Remembrance Weekend
World War 1 locomotive THOMAS EDISON will be leading the commemoration in association with the Cumbria Branch of The Royal British Legion at South Tynedale Railway, Alston.

November 15th – Ambleside Christmas Lights Switch On & Cruise
This event, starting at 10am, includes two Father Christmas Cruises at 11.30am and 2pm, a large skating rink, an all day barbecue, live music, a parade through the town at dusk and concludes with a firework display in Rothay Park beginning at 5.15pm approximately
www.amblesidechristmaslights.co.uk

November 16th - Xmas Craft and Shopping Fair
Lazonby Village Hall, Lazonby. CA10 1AQ
10am to 4pm, 30 stalls of crafts, gifts, clothes, photography and food, refreshments and lunches.
In aid of the UCC link with schools in Tanzania.
Free admission.
Stall fees £15- book in advance – 01768 870824 info@lazonby-cumbriacraftfairs.co.uk
www.lazonby-cumbriacraftfairs.co.uk

November 18 - 22nd – Be a Locomotive Driver
This is a chance to become a train driver for the day on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. For details and cost of the ultimate steam experience which will include driving, firing, guard and signalman duties, go to the website or phone 015395 31594. Your day will begin at 7.30am and finish with your certificate presentation at 4pm.
www.lakesiderailway.co.uk/be-a-loco-driver/

November 28th - Antiques, Vintage & Interiors Fair
Christ Church Rooms, South Street, Cockermouth CA13 9RU
10am to 4pm
Entrance £1
There will be 16 local stallholders selling a wide range of antiques, collectables, jewellery, interior furnishings, painted furniture and vintage china.
Contact 07841145692
Website www.lakesfashionandcollectables.co.uk

November 29th - Fumi Okiji's Old Time Jazz Band
Appearing 8pm at Lazonby Village Hall, Lazonby as part of the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme.
The Band is a joyous celebration of the great tradition of jazz song. The music ie essentially lovingly crafted interpretations of repertoire from jazz's inception, through the interwar years, New Orleans, black vaudeville, Louis, Ella & Billie.
Lazonby Village Hall, Lazonby. CA10 1AQ
Tickets: book in advance advisable
Adults: £9; Children: £5; Families £22
Book online at: www.highlightsnorth.co.uk
Tel: Jill – 01768 870824

November 29 - 30th – Ulverston Dickensian Festival
Ulverston, on the Furness Peninsula, takes on the atmosphere of a traditional market town in Dickensian times and celebrates the coming of Christmas with family entertainment, stalls, Christmas food fayre, period costumes, fancy dress, parades and processions.
www.ulverstonfestivaltown.co.uk

December Events 2014

December 5 - 7th – Dent Folk Carols Weekend
Workshops, concerts, carols ceilidh, a singing walk, a nativity play with real donkeys, cosy accommodation in the village, great singing venues, lift sharing arranged if required and so much more. The full weekend cost including accommodation is £115. Location is Dent.
www.lakelandvoice.co.uk

December 6 - 7th – Taste Cumbria Christmas Fayre
An event showcasing the very best in Cumbria's culinary produce plus cookery demonstrations, live music, free children's crafts, Husky sled dogs and Santa's Grotto. At dusk, the Muncaster Illuminations will light up the gardens.