Visit the Traditional Friendly Show and Shepherds Meet
THE 2013 SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS
Main Ring Activities
We are focusing our events on traditional country activities and this year's Show opens with the Sheepdog Trials and Sheep Judging from 10.00 am., followed by Children's Sports, commencing at 11.00 am, continuing until approx. 12.00 noon. The Junior fell races will commence with registration from 11.30 am, the Group 1 race at 12.00 noon, followed by Groups 2, 3 & 4 at 15 minute intervals.
Foxhound and Terrier judging starts at 12.00 noon, followed by Terrier racing heats at 1.00 pm and then the Blencathra Foxhounds will parade at 1.30 pm. Other activities during the balance of the afternoon include Children's Pets, the Senior Fell Race, Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling, Terrier racing finals, an open invitation set of dog races, a hand-clipping competition, Senior hound trail start and of course an open invitation Tug-of-War.
Ugliest Sheep Competition
We are pleased to offer our UGLIEST SHEEP competition, sponsored again by our chairman Stanley Jackson and his better half Carol. Simply visit the sheep pens and make your selection of the ugliest sheep and complete the entry form provided. The first entry out of the hat that agrees with the decision of our Master Judge will win the lovely prize of an overnight stay for two at the Nook Farm B & B, Rosthwaite.
The Craft stands are now located in the Rosthwaite Institute (the big white building) along with our bar organised by Jamie Atkinson and his team and a full catering service is available in the food court outside the Institute along with Ice Cream, Doughnuts and Sweets.
Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling
Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling contests will commence at 2.15 pm in their own ring. The contests are open for all members of the public to participate and enjoy.
Junior and Senior Fell Races
Junior and Senior Fell races will take place starting at 12.00 noon and 2 pm respectively with a range of age groups fully supported.
The Stick Show
The walking stick show will be judged at noon and can be found near the Secretaries Tent, whilst Sheep Dog Trials will continue throughout the day in the field adjoining the Show Field.
Dry Stone Walling Demostration
A dry stone walling demonstration will take place at intervals during the day; this is a fascinating demonstration of an experienced Wallers craft and skill.
Bar and Catering Facilities
A full bar and catering facilities are provided on the Show Field.
We hope you enjoy your visit here today, where we have tried to provide entertainment for everybody. Next Year’s Meet will be on Sunday 21st. September 2013, always the third Sunday in September at Rosthwaite.
Note From The Secretary
We have endeavoured to provide entertainment to suit all tastes and we hope that you enjoy your visit so much that you'll put next year's date of 21st September 2014 on your calendar as soon as you get home.