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Lake District Events 2015

If you're stuck for things to do when you visit the Lakes, or want some help planning your stay, we've listed some of the key events taking place over the next few months.

If you need any further help planning your trip, or want to make your stay extra special, just let us know and we'll do our best to help.

JULY

A L'ancienne: The Lakes Vintage & Cycling Festival at Ford Park House

We’ve learnt a lot from our first Á L’ancienne in 2014. Now we ready to deliver something special. We’re creating a weekend of cycling times gone by. A time when things were simple. We’re creating an event where traditional Lake District fun, friendship and amazing rides are all that matter. So join us!

New, longer, better routes with more choice on the day.
On site music venue with live music all weekend.
Vintage fair.
Cycle market and cycle jumble.
On site camping and motorhome parking.
Traditional music festival in the town centre from Furness Tradition.
Great food available on site.
Pub – The Coro Arms
Our very own Á L’ancienne beer.
Lower entry fees – more for less!

For further details see www.sportivelakes.co.uk

Orton Farmers Market at Orton

At Orton Farmers' Market over 35 local farmers, growers, producers & artisan craftsmen offer a tremendous variety of high quality and speciality local produce and crafts. The market takes place on the second Saturday of every month all year round.

For further details see www.ortonfarmers.co.uk

The Lakes Chilli Festival at Dalemain Historic House & Gardens

The Lakes Chilli Fest is back! The festival itself will once again bring the great and the good from the chilli scene alongside Made in Cumbria members bringing the local element to the event. There will be fantastic Street food from around the globe, entertainment and a fully licensed bar bringing real ales, wines and cocktails.

For further details see www.thelakeschillifest.co.uk/

Buddhist Group of Kendal Open Meeting at Fellside Centre

BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) meets monthly (except December) on Sundays 2-4.30pm at Fellside Centre, Low Fellside, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4NH. All welcome. Meetings led by Sangha (Community of Buddhist Monks) authorised teachers.

For further details see buddhistgroupofkendal.co.uk/

Calamity Jane at The Sands Centre

Calamity Jane can outrun and outshoot any man in Deadwood. Hard, boastful and desperate to impress, she travels to Chicago to recruit a star, Adelaide Adams, for the Deadwood Stage. But things don't go too smoothly for Calamity, as everyone in town favours the new girl and she struggles to keep her jealousy and pride in check. It takes her long standing enemy Wild Bill Hickok to make her see sense, and realise her 'Secret Love'...

With an Oscar nominated score that includes 'The Black Hills Of Dakota', 'The Deadwood Stage' (Whip-Crack-Away), 'Just Blew In From The Windy City' and the award winning song 'Secret Love', don't miss this new production which blows into Carlisle for one week only.

Potfest in the Park at Hutton in the Forest

An amazing day out amongst some of the most creative makers in clay from all over the UK, Europe and beyond in the magnificent surroundings of Hutton-in-the-Forest, nr. Penrith, Cumbria.

The venue, Hutton-in-the-Forest, is a cultural destination in itself with it's walled garden, topiary terraces and woodland walks. The ceramics festival takes place in and around marquees in front of the castle, with the potters competition pieces on the lawn, juxtaposing ancient architecture and modern ceramics.

Hutton-in-the-Forest lies 5 miles northwest of Penrith, Cumbria (M6 junction 41) - on the edge of the stunningly beautiful Lake District National Park.

For further details see www.potfest.co.uk

Cumbria Steam Gathering at Cark Airfield

Cumbria Steam Gathering is back for its 43rd year and is set to be as loud, colourful and fun-packed as ever! Taking place over the weekend of 25th & 26th July, the gathering is always a real crowd pleaser and a great day out for all the family with tonnes of activities to get involved in.

There will be a stunning variety of spectacular steam engines, vintage commercial vehicles, hundreds of classic cars, motorcycles, bicycles, agricultural and industrial tractors, farm equipment and stationary engines to admire and enjoy.

The event is catered for by a variety of food outlets and a fully licensed bar area ensuring that the Cumbria Steam Gathering is a great way to experience all of the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a marvelous and quintessential Cumbrian weekend.

For further details see www.steamgathering.org.uk

Ambleside Sports at Rydal Park

Join us at Rydal Park on Thursday 30th July for the annual Ambleside Sports. There will be a variety of sports throughout the day including:

* Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling
* Hound Trails
* Track Races
* Guides Races
* Rydal Round Fell Race

In addition there will be numerous trade stands and a catering marquee.

For further details see www.amblesidesports.co.uk

Kendal Calling 2015 at Lowther Deer Park

Kendal Calling is an award-winning, innovative, independent festival based in the Lake District. It features pioneering contemporary music and art alongside traditional rural entertainment. We pride ourselves on being the most fun you can have in the countryside with fields full of activities and attractions for everyone, from families to stag parties!

For further details see www.kendalcalling.co.uk

Potfest in the Pens at Penrith Auction Mart

The only unselected show in the UK giving an opportunity to see the work of the well established alongside the next generation. Up to 130 potters will be taking part in this, the oldest potters' market in the UK. The result is an exciting mix of the sophisticated and the raw power of the next generation.

No art hype, no gallery glitz, just potters and public enjoying each other's company in a down to earth setting. The event is held under permanent cover at Skirsgill Auction Mart, Penrith - 100 yds west of junction 40 off the M6, on the edge of Britain's beautiful Lake District.

For further details see www.potfest.co.uk

AUGUST

Lake District Summer Music at Lake District Summer Music

Join us from 1-14 August and hear great music played by world masters in the renowned beauty of the Lake District. Historic churches and halls in busy market towns offer the perfect setting for chamber music and orchestral concerts, recitals, music theatre, jazz, vocal works, pre-concert talks, and more.

Inaugurated in 1985, Lake District Summer Music Ltd (Charity No.516350) was launched alongside two sister charities, The Patrons of LDSM and the LDSM Trust. Our united aim is to fulfil a major role in the provision of music, its performance and training.

Share with us the power and joy of music in the incomparable setting of the Lake District.

For further details see www.ldsm.org.uk

Orton Farmers Market at Orton

At Orton Farmers' Market over 35 local farmers, growers, producers & artisan craftsmen offer a tremendous variety of high quality and speciality local produce and crafts. The market takes place on the second Saturday of every month all year round.

For further details see www.ortonfarmers.co.uk

The Lowther Show at Lowther Castle & Gardens Trust

The Lowther Show will in time define its own unique look and feel, offering the finest of country sports, championship events and displays for all to enjoy. The north will delight in sampling the very best of what the Great British countryside has to offer. With so many features and attractions for people to take part in, quality exhibition stands, picnic areas, crafts and antiques fairs, plus much more, the Lowther Show makes the perfect family day out.

For further details see www.lowthershow.co.uk

Lunesdale Agricultural Show at Underley Park

The Lunesdale Agricultural Show is a traditional local country show that is held in Underley Park, Kirkby Lonsdale on the second Tuesday in August each year.

There are classes for cattle, sheep, horses, poultry, sticks and crooks, home industries including flowers and vegetables as well as a dog show. Exhibitors come from the local area as well as further afield particularly in the sheep section where 17 different breeds of sheep are shown. The Craft marquee contains a selection of individually made items and the Food Hall hosts many of our local food producers.

The show field overlooks the Lune valley with the famous Ruskin's View a two minute walk away and the town of Kirkby Lonsdale only a five minute walk (depending on how long you stop to admire the view).

For further details see www.lunesdaleshow.org.uk

Buddhist Group of Kendal Open Meeting at Fellside Centre

BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) meets monthly (except December) on Sundays 2-4.30pm at Fellside Centre, Low Fellside, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4NH. All welcome. Meetings led by Sangha (Community of Buddhist Monks) authorised teachers.

For further details see buddhistgroupofkendal.co.uk/

Grasmere Lakeland Sports & Show at Grasmere Sports Field

The original and world famous Lakeland Sports has over 160 years of history. The Sports comprises the old and traditional sports of fell running, Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling and Hound Trailing.

For further details see www.grasmeresports.com

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