A BUSTLING and vibrant Dalston Show returns tomorrow.

A barrowload of fun for all the family is on the cards for visitors to the village showfield.

Although forecasters are predicting a day of sunshine and showers, the village's annual helping of showtime will be bubbling over with a bumper programme of events.

After a successful, but very hot show last year, organisers say they are looking forward to another successful show with all the usual attractions for visitors to enjoy with excellent entries in the livestock section, including record numbers of sheep with new classes, including Ryland and Dutch Spotted.

This year the show sees a new secretary Julia Richardson, having said farewell to Nick Utting, who retired last year after 44 years as secretary.

"Our Industrial section will see a marquee full of all sorts of items on display from horticultural exhibits to painting and needlecraft. Alongside this is the Craft Marquee where local crafters will exhibit their wares for sale. Throughout the field there will be 70 trade stands attracting interest from farmers and shoppers alike giving much colour and interest as one explores the field," said Julia.

From the mayhem that is terrier racing to ornately-carved stick dressing, and the best three onions to exceedingly good cakes, Dalston Show is all set to make this year one to be remembered.

There will be lots going on in the Main Ring, including sheep dogs and ducks, ferret racing, terrier racing and the ever popular Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling. The day ends with tug of war, which attract teams from throughout the area.

Dalston is renowned for its list of entertainers and this year is no exception. "As usual our list of entertainers is endless from the ever popular Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling to ferret racing and our local Young Farmers. Funny men, musicians and dancers will also perform throughout the day," added Julia.

"Our enthusiastic committee is led by Graham Holliday, now in his final year as Chairman having led the Society through a very successful show in 2022 and also the difficult years of the pandemic," said Julia.

Ticket prices are adults £10 with children Over 5 £5 and Over 60's £7.50 and family (two adults and two children £25). Free parking and shuttle bus from the main car park.