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Westmorland County Show crowned the winner

The Westmorland County Show has been crowned Cumbria’s Tourism Event of the Year and received the prestigious accolade at a glittering awards ceremony for the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2018.

Christine Knipe, Chief Executive of the Westmorland Agricultural Society and County Show, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to win this award and it is even more special because it has been voted for by members of the public. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who voted for us, as this award really is a huge honour for the County Show. I would also like to thank the directors, members, stewards, judges and of course the visitors, who all help to make the Westmorland County Show happen every year.”

Stephen Procter, Chairman of the Westmorland Agricultural Society, added: “This award is a great recognition of how farming, the British countryside and agricultural shows are enjoyed and celebrated. As a farming and agricultural society we are delighted to receive this award and are already looking forward to another great County Show this year on Thursday 13 September.”

Three other events were selected as finalists for Tourism Event of the Year including Printfest, Ulverston and Eden Arts Winter Droving and C-Art. All the finalists had to demonstrate innovation and a sense of distinctiveness, which appealed to visitors and attracted significant media coverage showing a measurable economic impact on the area.

The awards ceremony was held at Cartmel Racecourse on Wednesday 20 June attended by hundreds of top tourism professionals and hosted by Alan Dedicoat, known to millions as the ‘The Voice of the Balls’ due to providing commentary for the National Lottery Draw.
For more information about the Westmorland County Show, check the website at www.westmorlandshow.co.uk.


For more information, interviews and photos please contact Helen Coffey via email manager@westmorland.org.uk or by calling 015395 67804.

Notes to Editor:
Photo shows from L to R: Chairman of the Westmorland Agricultural Society, Stephen Procter – Tony Johnson, Smooth FM The Lake District – Christine Knipe, Chief Executive of the Westmorland Agricultural Society
Please credit the photographer ‘Wittwoo Photography’

The Westmorland County Show has been voted as one of the UK’s favourite agricultural shows, and won Tourism Event of the Year in the Cumbria Tourism Awards in 2018 and 2015.

Located on the fringes of the Lake District, the one day Show offers visitors a fantastic day out, with cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and alpacas, heavy and light horse classes plus so much more.

Visitors can shop till they drop amongst the hundreds of trade stands and will be tempted by artisan chocolates, cheeses, pies, gins and much more in the North West’s largest local Food Hall. With the chance to discover the best of farming and the countryside, and the opportunity to see some of the country’s top quality livestock, the Westmorland County Show is an event not to be missed. Held on Thursday 13 September 2018 at the Westmorland County Showground, Crooklands near Kendal. For more details check www.westmorlandshow.co.uk