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The Lake District Show and Festival Calendar

The following table has been compiled using the information published by each show or attraction. Not all shows or attractions have been listed. Dates and times may be subject to alteration, or cancellation, particularly in the event of poor weather. Before visiting you are strongly advised to check on the relevant show or attraction web site.

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Shows are listed in date order. For post codes and telephone numbers, see the show or attraction web site.

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Bridge House Hotel

Bridge House Hotel, Grasmere, a lake district hotel

Winter Breaks

From only 49.50 pp pn

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

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25th February - 28th February 2016

Keswick Film Festival

Words by the Water 4th - 13th March 2016
Festival of Food 12th and 13th March 2016
Bowness Bay Blues Festival 18th - 20th March 2016
Prom Art Last Sunday each month, commencing April
Keswick Jazz Festival 12th - 15th May 2016
Keswick Mountain Festival 19th - 22nd May 2016

Country Fest

4th and 5th June 2016

Holker Festival

3rd - 5th June 2016

Ulverston International Music Festival

8th -18th June 2016

Grasmere Gallop

4th June 2016

Lakes Charity Classic Vehicle Show

19th June 2016
Ambleside Rushbearing 2nd July 2016
Music for a Summer Evening July/ August
Skelton Show 2nd July 2016
Grasmere Rushbearing 9th July 2016
Penrith Show 23rd July 2016
Coniston Country Fair 24th July 2016
Ambleside Sports 28th July 2016
Kendal Calling 28th - 31st July 2016
Cumbria Steam Gathering 30th and 31st July 2016
Lake Artists Society Summer Exhibition 30th July to 7th September 2016
North Lonsdale Show 27th July 2016
Cockermouth Show 30th July 2016
Lake District Summer Music Festival 30th July - 12th August 2016
Cartmel Show 3rd August 2016
Lowther Show 13th and 14th August 2016
Rydal sheep dog trials and show 11th August 2016
Lakeland Country Fair 21st August 2016
Hawkshead Show 23rd August 2016
Millom and Broughton Show 27th August 2016
Grasmere Sports and Show 28th August 2016
Keswick Show 29th August 2016
Loweswater Show 4th September2016
Westmorland County Show 8th September 2016
Borrowdale Show 18th September 2016
Egremont Crab Fair 16th and 17th September 2016
Eskdale Show 24th September 2016
Taste Cumbria Cockermouth Food Festival 24th - 25th September 2016
Wasdale Head Show 8th October 2016
Kendal Mountain Festival 17th - 20th November 2016
Lake Artists Society Winter Exhibition 26th November 2016 - Jan

Rothay Garth

Rothay Garth Elegant Lake District Guest House, Ambleside, the Lake District

Spring breaks
3 nights for
the price of 2

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The New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

Spring Breaks
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£209 pp

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