July Events & Activities

Review what's on in July in the Lake District & Cumbria:

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Houghton Farmer's Market - second Saturday of the month at Houghton village hall from 9am-130pm. There is a wide selection of meat, cheese, bread, cakes, hot food, preserves and lots of craft stalls too. Along side is a coffee morning run by different local charities and organisiations each month.

Brampton Farmer's Market - The market runs from 9.00 to 1.30 on the last Saturday of every month, except December, when it is the third Saturday. Brampton has plenty of free car parks.

Orton Farmers' Market - held on the second Saturday of every month, with over 35 local farmers, growers, producers & artisan craftsmen offer a tremendous variety of high quality and speciality local produce and crafts.

Kendal Farmers Market - Shop for the very best in local foods and enjoy all that this vibrant market town has to offer. This event is held on the last Friday of each month and is organised by Made in Cumbria.

Skelton Agricultural Show - is now to be held on the first Saturday in July in the picturesque setting of Old Park, Hutton-in-the Forest near Penrith, Cumbria. It is a popular traditional Cumbrian Agricultural show with something for all the family. With an annual attendance of 10,000 it is the largest village show in Cumbria and a real showcase for the countryside. See the large horticultural and industrial marquee and classes of cattle, sheep, horses and dogs. With over 100 trade stands, a popular rural crafts tent, Cumbrian Food Hall, entertainment and food it has a reputation for being a great day out in the Country.

Furness Tradition Festival - A weekend of traditional music sessions, concerts, dance displays, workshops around the cobbled streets of Ulverston. Everybody is welcome for a great musical w/e.

Maryport Blues Festival - The small Cumbrian harbour town of Maryport will once again be alive with the best in blues music. This year, over 40 bands and 150 individual musicians from all over the globe will be performing in the main stage marquee, in the pubs and clubs and on an outdoor stage and on the street, to thousands of visitors from all over the UK. 

The Penrith Agricultural Show - The Penrith Agricultural Society was formed in 1833 with the Society promoting the first Penrith Show the following year. This took place on Friday, 26th September, the venue being a field adjoining Croft House, Penrith. Since then the Society has grown in size and prominence now operating from its current site at Brougham Hall Farm, (by kind permission of the late Mr A Helme) on the fourth Saturday in July each year. The Society's aim is to promote the good of agriculture and livestock breeding in and around Penrith, to promote British Food & Farming in general and the drawing together of town and country for their mutual benefit. There is no doubt that Penrith Show has got all the ingredients for a great day out for everyone with a tremendous variation of main ring and static attractions. Come and See - you may be surprised and delighted!!

The Cumbria Steam Gathering- the Cumbria Steam Gathering is as huge as ever with classic exhibits, a traditional fair, displays, specialist caterers and crafts. This colourful and noisy 2-day summer event has a whole host of family entertainment and vintage transport favourites as diverse as tractors, classic cars, majestic steam engines, commercial vehicles and motorcycles.