Cumbria's flagship agricultural event will have a new home for 2022.

After being forced to cancel for two years running due to Covid-19 restrictions, the popular Cumberland Show is on the move to The Showfield, Warwick-on-Eden, near Carlisle.

Show organisers The Cumberland Agricultural Society have also taken the decision to return the show to its original date of the second Saturday in June.

With this in mind, the hugely-anticipated event will be held on June 11, 2022.

The design of the Showfield is still a work in progress and the show committee said they were 'eager and excited' to

be working on its development with new landlords the Moscrop family.

A spokesperson said: “The new site will enable the show, which has been missed by all our supporters, to return with a new lease of life and accommodate all the much-loved attractions, competitions and entertainment.”

Show chairman Michael Nicholson said: “While Messrs E I Coulthard have been wonderful landlords for the previous three shows and we can’t thank them enough for all their help and support over the period, with the development of the Carlisle Southern Bypass it is not possible to continue holding the show at East Park.

“The new site promises to be an excellent venue and we have a blank canvas to work with to bring our show back with a bang, and we very much look forward to welcoming you all.”

Information and applications for trade stands for the 2022 show will be available from November and advance tickets will be going on sale next April.

This summer show organisers organised a competitor-only equine event at East Park, Brisco.

The Cumberland Agricultural Society has been promoting agriculture and rural life for more than 180 years with the main event of the year being the Cumberland Show held in June.

The show combines tradition and agriculture with a fresh, modern focus to create a real celebration of farming, food and countryside.

There is a range of livestock classes including: beef, dairy and sheep; heavy and light horses; poultry classes; vintage vehicle classes as well as wrestling and a fun dog show; the countryside area displays rural crafts and skills; a home industries marquee; craft marquee; Country Living arcade; food hall; a wide range of trade stands; and a variety of entertainment around the showfield, which all make for a great family day out.