We’re pleased to share news that the Westmorland County Show will be held over 2 days on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th September 2021 making it the first time in our history that the County Show will be a multi-day event.
The agricultural show in Westmorland has taken place for 222 years, bringing together communities, showcasing rural life and providing businesses a platform from which to trade. Westmorland County Show has survived world wars, recessions and the Great British weather! The team are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the 2021 Westmorland County Show after it was cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic.
The show has been extended to two days in order to make it as safe as possible for everyone concerned. The Show will be a Covid compliant event and will only go ahead if it is safe to do so.
Lisa Bennett, Chair Westmorland Agricultural Society said, “We are delighted that the Show will go on this year. As the country begins to open up, there is cause for optimism but we are only too aware of the long and difficult road ahead. Like every other business in the world right now, we will have to adapt and we hope everyone understands the changes are to ensure the Show runs safely.”
To manage our safe return, there will be a number of changes and more details will be announced over the coming weeks. We are aware that attendance will be limited, so by running over 2 days we believe this is the best way to spread visitor numbers. Livestock classes will be split across both days and the layout is being overhauled to make best use of our extensive Showground.
Christine Knipe, Chief Executive said, “The next few months are going to be challenging for everyone involved with the Show, but it will also be an exciting time as we work together. We are all keen on staging the Westmorland Show that we all know and love, a true celebration of agriculture.”