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June Events & Activities

Review whats on in the month of June in the Lake District and 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.

Westmorland Country Fest - The Westmorland County Agricultural Society, organisers of the Westmorland County Show, will again stage Country Fest, to be held at the County Showfield, Crooklands. Incorporating the former Westmorland Food Lovers Festival, Country Fest gives a real taste of the countryside, celebrating the quality and diversity of the superb independent food and drink producers and suppliers that abound in Cumbria and the North West.

Keswick Beer Festival - From humble beginnings in 1997 this festival has grown into an event attracting nearly 6000 Beer enthusiasts over two days. Keswick on Derwentwater is a stunning Lakeland town with an abundance of activities, events, accommodation, restaurants and bars.

Appleby Horse Fair - Appleby Fair is unique in Europe and, as well as attracting around 10,000 Gypsies and Travellers, over 30,000 other visitors attend the Fair, with Sunday being the traditional main visitors’ day. It transforms the town of Appleby for the week, as it normally has a population of around 2,500. Appleby Fair has been held for certain since 1750, and probably for very much longer than that. It is held for one week every year from the first Thursday in June until the second Wednesday and is world famous, the largest Fair of its kind in Europe. It is an annual event attended by Romany and Irish families travelling to meet up with old friends, celebrate their music, history and folklore and conduct business - particularly buying and selling horses.

Great North Swim - The Great North Swim is Europe's biggest open water swimming event with around 10,000 participants and will return to Windermere with a brand new 10k challenge (which has now reached its entry limit). Over three days, participants of all abilities take the plunge in stunning Windermere over a range of distances. The event also features thrilling elite races with some of the world's best swimmers. Get your family and friends along to make a weekend of it in the picturesque surroundings of the Lake District National Park. Suitable for swimmers of all abilities, you can enjoy this event safe in the knowledge expert safety kayakers will be with you every stroke of the way. It will be held at Low Wood Bay Resort Hotel and Marina, Lake Windermere, Cumbria with ½ mile, 1 mile, 2 mile, 5k and 10k routes available.

The Cumberland Country Show - set at Carlisle Racecourse and combines tradition and agriculture with a fresh, modern focus. Cumbria's best family day out to Carlisle Racecourse. Tradition and agriculture are combined with a fresh, modern focus to create a real celebration of farming food and countryside. The top quality animals on show offer the best exhibiting experience in the region. The facilities available at our new venue create a day of quality and value for all involved. Free buses from Carlisle City centre

Cockermouth Live - an exciting and entertaining programme with the usual mix of great music from the best of local performers in a variety of venues around town. This year we hope to feature a "Voicefest" for local singing groups and choirs. 

Woolfest - Woolfest is a celebration of natural fibres, especially all aspects of wool, wool products and wool crafts. It has been organised by members of The Wool Clip cooperative since 2005 and attracts over 4000 visitors and wool enthusiasts each year, as well as over 140 stallholders, farmers and crafts people.There is something for everyone at Woolfest, from fleece animals and rare breeds, through fleece, tops, craft equipment and materials, to finished clothing, accessories and unique hand-crafted woollen goods. Stallholders are available to talk to visitors about their animals and their work and many will be demonstrating their skills.There are lots of ways to take part in Woolfest. Bid for a hand-crafted sheep in the fundraising auction, join in a demonstration or the Friday night Spin-in, try out a new skill, bring along a contribution to our celebratory bunting or even volunteer some time to help the organisers.

10 Peaks Challenge - The 10 Peaks Challenge is a non-stop hike/ run over the 10 highest peaks in The Lake District, 73 kilometres with over 5,600 metres of ascent. The dramatic landscape of The Lakes provides a memorable back drop for a day that you won't forget.The 10 Peaks is a charity event and open to anyone who is fit, healthy and mad enough to attempt it! Participants often include: armed forces, adventure racers, triathletes, ultra distance and elite marathon runners take on the challenge. Could you be the first to complete the 10 Peaks Challenge this year? Each participant is responsible for their own navigation (on foot) from peak to peak and must carry a map and compass or GPS, and know how to use them.