Cumberland Show: All you need to know about this year's event

The Cumberland Show
The Cumberland Show

It is the key date in the summer country calendar - and this year, the Cumberland Show includes a number of new features at its new venue.

Our guide to the show will tell you all you need to know.

When is The Cumberland Show? It's on Saturday, June 17. Between 8am and 6pm.

Where is it? It's at a new location this year - East Park, Brisco, Carlisle ( CA4 0RB ). It has been at city's racecourse for the last six years. East Park is only the event's fourth venue since it was first held in 1832.

How do I get there? You can drive - tap CA4 0RB into your sat nav and follow the directions - and take advantage of the free parking on site.
Or, you can use the bus service from and to the city centre. Buses will be leaving for the show from The Crescent. Full times TBA.

How much does it cost to get into the show? Advance adult tickets are £11 and are available until Wednesday, June 14.
They can be bought online from or in person from the Cumberland Building Society's north Cumbria and south west Scotland branches, The Cumberland News offices on Dalston Road, Carlisle, H & H at Rosehill and Walby Farm Park.
Tickets at the gate are £14.
Entry is free for children aged up to 16 years, when accompanied by an adult.

Is the show disabled friendly? Yes, it is. The main car park via Gate 3 is the designated disabled car park. Access is from Wreay Road and directions will be clearly indicated on the signs on all approaches.
Disabled permits must be clearly visible and access to the forward parking will only be granted to registered disabled drivers or their carers. Parking spaces cannot be reserved.
A limited number of mobility scooters are available from just inside the main gate. They are offered on a first come, first served basis.

I have a carer. Are there are dispensations for them? Normal entry fees will apply for disabled visitors but an accompanying carer will be admitted free, on the understanding that the disabled visitor would be unable to attend the show without them.
Carer tickets are available from any gates on show day. Proof of care requirement, such as Personal Independence Payment, Disability Living Allowance, Carers Allowance or Blue Badge Registration number, will be required.

So what will I see at the show? Cattle, sheep, horses, home industries, vintage vehicles, poultry, Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling, harness racing, terrier racing, sheepdog trials ... exactly what you'd expect from the county's flagship agricultural event.

Is there a timetable so that I know what's happening where and when? Of course.

  • 8am: Horse judging, Hunter breeding (Main Ring)
  • 9am:Ridden Hunters (Main Ring)
  • 9.30am: Cattle judging; vintage vehicles judging
  • 10am: Sheep judging
  • 12pm: Heavy horse judging
  • 1pm: Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling
  • 1.30pm: Cumberland Hunt North Pony Games
  • 2pm: Drakes of Hazard
  • 2.30pm: Horse Supreme championships
  • 3pm: Champion of Champions
  • 3.15pm: Grand Parade
  • 3.30pm: Fire walking display
  • 3.45pm: Vintage vehicle display
  • 4.15pm: Cumberland Hunt North Pony Games
  • 4.30pm: Harness racing
  • 4.45pm: Drakes of Hazard
  • 5.15pm: Terrier racing

In the countryside ring (provisional):

  • 9am: Cumberland Farmers Foxhounds
  • 9.30am: Ferret World
  • 10am: Dakota Gundogs
  • 10.30am: Birds of Prey
  • 11am: Lakeland sheepdog display
  • 11.30am: Ferret World
  • 12pm: Lawn Order Chainsaw Carver
  • 12.30pm: Dakota Gundogs
  • 1pm: Birds of prey
  • 1.30pm: Ferret World
  • 2pm: Lakeland sheepdog display
  • 2.30pm: Cumberland Farmers Foxhounds
  • 3pm: Dakota Gundogs
  • 3.30pm: Birds of prey

Is there anything else on offer? There will be various outdoor trade stands and a Country Living Arcade, a marquee that will house services, information providers and small retailers.

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