September Events & Activities

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

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Houghton Farmer's Market - second Saturday of the month at Houghton village hall from 9am-1pm. 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.

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.

Annual Loweswater Show - The format hasn't changed much over the years, Livestock, Agricultural Classes, Industrial Classes, Fell races, Poultry and the Beer Tent! We also have horses, poultry and vintage vehicles, Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling, Children's Games, Sheep dog trials and hound trails - come and join us - we have something to interest all comers.

Westmoreland Country Show - One of Britains Oldest and the North West's Largest Livestock Shows.The Show continues  from strength to strength, following their highly successful visits, the Sheep Show are here again to entertain and educate all our visitors, a truly entertaining show with fun on many levels.Featuring Cattle, Sheep, pigs, Goats, also Horses, Poultry, Hounds, Dogs and Rare Breeds, together with Alpaca classes. Not forgetting Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling, W.I., Learning for Life and Craft Marquees, with over 350+ trade stands and the areas largest local products Food Hall with special demonstrators and Celebrity Chefs.The Westmorland County Show is Cumbria’s premiere “shop window” for a “taste, try and buy” experience in a convivial and relaxing atmosphere.

Kendal Torchlight Carnival - Each year we announce a theme for Kendal Torchlight Carnival in the hope that it will inspire not only our participants, but our residents, businesses, students, community groups and all others. Torchlight's theme is not just for Torchlight participants and not just for Torchlight night: If just one Kendalian thinks bigger and ends up with a better life we'll have made a difference that counts.

Egremont Crab Fair & Sports - Egremont Crab Fair and Sports was established in 1267, which makes it one of the oldest fairs in the world. It combines ancient and traditional events with modern attractions in a unique way, attracting visitors from all over the world. Events start in the early morning and continue into the late evening. We hope you enjoy our website, which will be updated regularly so please come back again and again. Why not pay a visit to picturesque Egremont on Crab Fair day and enjoy the friendly atmosphere, catch an apple during the parade of the apple cart, watch or take part in the sports, marvel at the entertainers and displays, then witness the world's finest gurners in action in the evening.

Borrowdale Sheep Show - Farmers take a great deal of pride in showing their sheep. Having carefully selected the best from the flock, it's a wash and scrub to get them clean; a trim with the clippers to tidy up the fleece; and some ‘Show Red' brushed in to the Herdwick ewes & tups to give them their traditional ‘good looks' for show day. Then it's all up to the judges. There will be a lot of checking of their teeth; their legs; their backs; their fleece; and if they're tups, checking of other things!And as the farmers receive their rosettes and trophies, they will look as though it's no big deal, but it is: Farmers take a great deal of pride in showing their sheep.

Eskdale Show - Premier 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.