Country show set against the back drop of the stunning Eskdale Fells, with classes for Herdwick sheep, foxhounds and terriers, along with hound trails where trained hounds race following the scent of aniseed over the surrounding fells, local handicrafts, children's sports events and fell races.
This is the premier Show for Herdwicks in the country and the tension runs high as the judging begins, but with a beer tent on site the day is a time of celebration. Acquaintances are renewed and new friends are made. The show is well attended by locals and visitors alike. Links to the past are maintained with displays of old farm machinery and engines, wrought iron working and wood turning. With plenty to keep the kids amused and a tent full of tea and cakes for Aunty Mable this really is a day out for all the family.
The show is always held on the Last Saturday in September on the field by the king George IV
Contact: Anne Fox Tel: 01229 716681
Anyone interested in having a trade stand or a table in craft tent contact Gillian Temple 019467 23292
We are hoping to build an archive of the History of Eskdale Show so that we can have a display of photographs etc at the show. Does anyone have any old photographs, catalogues etc that we could use? We would copy them and return them ASAP. Contact Gillian Temple or Anne Fox 019467 23115