Visit the Traditional Friendly Show and Shepherds Meet
Today’s Main Ring events open with the showing of Fell Ponies. These sturdy surefooted animals were the original Quad Bike of the Fells and remain a feature of the Lakeland Fells and the North Pennines area. We are grateful for the support we receive from the Fell Pony Society and the Fell Pony Breeders Association.
This year we are pleased to welcome as our main attraction, The Silverband Falconry Flying Display from Kirkby Thore, who are very well known and popular in Cumbria and Northern England, travelling to many shows and constantly delighting their audiences.
Other Main Ring attractions include the popular Childrens’ Pets competition, Invitation Hand Clipping competition, Parade of The Blencathra Fox Hounds, Terrier Races, the start of the Senior Hound Trail and the Tug of War.
Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling contests will commence at 2.15 pm in the special ring near the Vintage machinery and Vehicle display. The contests are open for all members of the public to participate and enjoy.
We welcome our many Trade and Craft Exhibitors on the field and in the Craft Marquee with Proddy Rug Making, Willow Baskets, Felt Broaches, Wool Spinning and Knitting in the adjoining marquee.
Also on the Show Field for our junior visitors are a Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, and Hair Braiding.
Junior and Senior Fell races will take place starting at 1 am and 2 pm respectively with a range of age groups fully supported.
The 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.
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.
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 18th. September 2011, always the third Sunday in September at Rosthwaite.