As one of the biggest events in the farming and general events calendar in Cumbria, North Lancashire and North Yorkshire, the Westmorland County Agricultural Society annual show is very much anticipated by all
The Show grows year on year with more exhibitors, more promotion and more people through the gate. This years’ show on Thursday 12 September is set to be another bumper one.
Having lived in Kendal for some years, show day was big and getting about on that Thursday was interesting! The roads packed with thousands of visitors but which I didn’t mind, it was always great to see such support of farming, food and agriculture in Cumbria.
Whilst in Kendal, I also happened to work for the printers who dealt with all the printing from the entrance tickets to schedules to posters and promotional leaflets. “The Show” as it was referred to was huge for the company I worked for as well, late nights, stress, deadlines, madness. Stramongate Press Printers in case you’re wondering, a great printers!
There’s a bit of a special guest this year in the form of the Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex GCVO. She will be making a visit along with lots of newness to the show. Firstly, WCAS will be hosting the Northern Branch Show in the Zwartbles sheep section and in the cattle section, Beef Shorthorn classes will be included for the first time. In the ever growing Food umbrella, Phil Vickery will be demonstrating in the food theatre and the Food Hall will be bigger and better than ever and even separate from the theatre this year the popularity has grown so.
Cycling there is an excellent and practical way of getting to the show field at Crooklands and this year there is a dedicated cycle park for safe and secure storage.