Country Fest 2016 - A Feast for All Senses - For Country Lovers
A fantastic family weekend of countryside activities, spectacular demonstrations, delicious local food and drink and much more await visitors to Country Fest on 4 and 5 June!
Alongside all the usual favourites, Country Fest has a host of new attractions for 2016 including our Poultry Show on Saturday, Rabbit Show on Sunday and our Demo Arena will be packed with daring demonstrations from Jez Avery’s Stunt Show, hilariously fun Terrier Racing and Ferret Racing alongside the Lakeland Historic Car Club’s Parade of pristine cars, and much more!
Celebrating the region's excellent reputation for quality culinary delights, Country Fest goers can try and buy a variety of outstanding local produce from exhibitors in the Food Zone and enjoy demonstrations in the Food Theatre. After last year's success, our Bake a Cake competition will be a firm favourite for 2016 and is open to bakers of all ages.
Visit the Why Farming Matters marquee to learn more about where our food comes from; meet all sorts of farm animals, see sheep shearing demos and ‘Meet a Farmer’. Plus we will welcome back Cumbria Young Farmer’s Tug of War County Final; a hugely popular event not to be missed, as well as the Rare Breeds Society hosting their fantastic Young Shepherd Event, with a new ‘Novice Adult’ Class for 2016
It will be hard to tear the family away from our packed Demo Arena, but make sure not to miss SmileFactor10’s stunning Kite Displays (don’t forget your teddies, for the death-defying Teddy Bear Parachute Drop!)
A must for dog lovers, the Companion Dog Show will take place on Saturday and all dogs are welcome to take part. With a huge selection of classes to choose from, including novelty and children's classes, the dog show is sure to draw the crowds! Is your Terrier the fastest around? Enter them into the Terrier Racing competition to find out! This hilariously fun event is a family favourite on both days of the Festival, with prizes for the winners. 22 classes await in the Terrier Show on Sunday, and of course, not forgetting the Open Sheepdog Trials which will be held on both days of the festival.
Our 10k Try-a-trail Trail Race incorporates stunning farmland and views, and because Country Fest is a festival for all, there will be a 1k Mini Trail for Under 15 year olds, new this year!
The Vintage Revival Marquee will have everything you need for your Vintage wedding, wardrobe and home, plus craft demonstrations throughout the weekend, and new for this year, a 1970s Vintage Caravan converted into a Pop-up Mobile Vintage Hair and Powder Room!
Shop amongst our fantastic trade stands in the Lifestyle Zone and Craft Marquees, or relax with live music and a craft beer from our Beer Festival. Foodies of all tastes will be tempted by our fantastic local treats and children can feed the animals and milk a cow at Pet’s Corner, or take part in our huge variety of countryside activities. With so much to do, it’s safe to say that Country Fest is the family event not to miss this summer!