Equestrian display at Westmorland County Show


“A feast for all senses, for country lovers” – that just about sums it up. Country Fest is a unique and very special celebration of countryside life, taking place in beautiful surroundings just outside Kendal each summer.

You’ll find a weekend jam-packed with family-friendly activities, incredible demonstrations, traditional sports, animal shows and of course the very best of local food & drink.

From baking competitions to traditional fell running, terrier racing to hair-raising stunt shows, hearty food to live music nights with the best of local beer … you haven’t experienced country life until you’ve experienced Country Fest!

Artisan food tent at the Westmorland County Show


Founded in 1799, the Westmorland County Show is one of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the country – and one of the oldest – renowned for its relaxed, convivial atmosphere and firm roots in rural tradition.

Traditionally held on the 2nd Thursday of September each year, the County Show has its heart firmly in agriculture and is a major livestock show – featuring animals from alpacas to pigs and heavy horses.

Westmorland County Show features the largest Food Hall in the north west, alongside hundreds of stalls and marquees packed with traditional crafts, activities and displays.