Show Date 2020 - Wednesday 5th August

Welcome to Cartmel Show 2019


Cartmel Show is held at the stunning Cartmel Racecourse, near Grange over Sands (LA11 6QF) just 20 minutes from junction 36 of the M6.

After an outstanding 2018 for the Show, plans are coming together for 2019!

The main ring is set to be a spectacle, once again hosting the enormously popular Shetland Pony Grand National. Tackling a miniature version of the real Grand National course, these jockeys and their ponies are not to be missed as they battle it out to win.

The main ring will also host terrier racing, parading heavy horses in their finery and the impressive Grand Parade of prize-winning animals in the afternoon.

Cumbria (and particularly the Cartmel Peninsula and surrounding area) is well known for its local gourmet delicacies, so where better to try them than at Cartmel Show? Take home freshly baked bread, hand-made cakes and chocolates, local cheeses, meats and pies from the local butcher, plus locally produced gins, beers and much more. If you love to cook, visit our Food Theatre to watch demonstrations from top local chefs!

Your little ones will love the range of activities on offer, from archery and a bucking bronco to circus skills, a bouncy castle, birds of prey and a few creepy crawlies too!

In amongst all of this, there are plenty of chances to browse amongst stalls selling handmade gifts, country clothing, homewares, outdoor and leisure goods. Admire the traditional skills of local craftspeople in the horticulture and village industries marquees and don't forget to visit the poultry and rabbit marquee with its astounding range of pedigree animals!

For the latest information leading up to the show, keep an eye on our social media pages!


What else is on at Cartmel Show this year?

A Dog Show - see dog breeds of all sizes and types be shown in the ring by their handlers
Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling - watch the spectacle of this traditional local sport
Mounted fancy dress - a highlight of the show for many, local ponies and riders don their colourful and creative costumes to compete for first place in the mounted fancy dress class
Butchery demonstrations - watch talented local butchers display their knife skills in a meat cutting demonstration in the Food Theatre