Coniston Country Fair

Date: Sunday 20 July 2014 - 11:30am

Set in a stunning setting on the shores of Coniston Water, Coniston Country Fair is a traditional Lakeland Show offering visitors an enthralling insight into traditional Cumbrian Life. The show attracts thousands of visitors and locals alike each year and there is something for everyone with shows for Fell Foxhounds, Terriers, Beagles and Lurchers. Farming is represented with shows for Herdwick Sheep and Sheepdogs as well as traditional Cumbrian Walking Sticks.

Traditional Cumbrian Sports are represented with a competition of Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling and a Fell Race takes place from the show field to the top of the mighty Coniston Old Man and back following a route which would take the normal visitor most of the day to complete, these athletes run the course in under an hour. Our local Young Farmers will be holding a Tug O’ War Competition.

Terrier Racing takes place through the afternoon. We have a superb Craft Marquee offering the best of Lakeland Crafts and food and there are trade stands, refreshments, amusements and much more. Have a go on the Archery exhibition.

In addition to this the Coniston Country Fair offers something for all the family – there are plenty of amusements and other activities for the children. If the weather permits, local hang gliding enthusiasts will be leaping off the Old Man and landing near the showfield. We have two falconry displays by Ridgeside Falconry who are also bringing a large number of their Birds of Prey for people to view and handle. Children will be able to compete in the Sports and the old favourite Egg Throwing Competition, and hopefully all who bring their pets along will take part in the Childrens Pet Show

Admission Charges for this years event will be adults £6.00

Concessions for under 12’s

FREE PARKING

PLEASE KEEP ALL DOGS ON LEADS AND UNDER CONTROL WHILST ON THE FARM LAND AND THE SHOWFIELD – IF YOUR DOG IS NOT ON A LEAD OR UNDER CONTROL YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE SHOW. – PLEASE COLLECT ALL DOG MESS AND DISPOSE OF IT IN LITTER COLLECTION POINTS

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