Whilst it may not feel like spring weather-wise (much less summer), summer officially starts on the Thursday the 20th of June, so the Lake District is brimming with great summertime events for all the extra visitors flocking to the area on holidays. Most importantly, we have the first two agricultural shows of 2024 taking place, including Country Fest, Crooklands and the Cumberland Show with plenty more shows to follow later in the summer. There are also a couple of great beer festivals happening this month, along with the Grasmere Gallop, a classic car show, and plenty more!

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Medieval Muncaster & Medieval Banquet

Medieval Muncaster

Medieval Muncaster is taking place between the 25th of May and the 2nd of June and celebrates all things medieval with activities, such as axe throwing, archery, crossbow, jousting, pewter coin making, cooking like a peasant, and more available for guests to try. Kids and adults alike will also have the opportunity to storm the castle and have a medieval battle on the lawn.

There will also be a Medieval Banquet taking place on the 1st of June at 6.30pm with a two-course buffet banquet on the castle lawns, alongside medieval merriment!

First Agricultural Shows of the Year

First Agricultural Shows of the Year

June kicks off the Agricultural Shows in the Lake District with two taking place this month:

Country Fest, Crooklands

The first show of 2024 will be the Country Fest, Crooklands, which is taking place on Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of June at Lane Farm, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, LA7 7NH. The show is put on by the Westmorland County Agricultural Society and is a family-friendly day showcasing rural life with kite displays, arena demonstrations, marquees, competitions, vintage cars, food, drinks, live music, and more!

The Cumberland Show

Next up is the Cumberland Show, which will be taking place the following weekend on Saturday the 8th of June at the Showfield in Warwick on Eden in CA4 8PE. In addition to the usual animal and tractor displays, there will also be a stunt team, a ferret show, falconry, wrestling, and plenty of other great entertainment for the whole family.

The Grasmere Gallop

Grasmere Gallop 2024

The Grasmere Gallop is taking place on 1st and 2nd June, which is an epic outdoor festival that includes the following races:

  • 5.7km ‘Fun Run’
  • 10km Trail Run
  • 10km Nordic Walk
  • 17km Trail Run
  • Marathon
  • Teddy Dash
  • OMM LITE Adventure Trail Race

Entries for all the races close on Sunday 26th May at midnight.

Keswick Beer Festival

Keswick Beer Festival 2024

This will be the 26th anniversary of the Keswick Beer Festival, which is taking place on 7th and 8th June at Davidson Park, home of the Keswick Rugby Club. There will, of course, be a big selection of beer and cider, as well as food and live music.

Ulverston International Music Festival

Ulverston International Music Festival 2024

The annual Ulverston International Music Festival is taking place between Friday 31st May and Sunday 9th June with twenty musical events taking place in and around Ulverston and the South Lakes. Check out the line-up and purchase tickets on the official website.

Boot Beer Festival (Woolpack Inn)

Boot Beer Festival 2024

The Boot Beer Festival is once again taking place at the Woolpack Inn, King George IV Inn, and Brook House Inn from Thursday 6th June to Sunday 9th June. The beer festival showcases 100 beers and will also feature live music and food.

Lakes Classic Vehicle Show

Lakes Classic Vehicle Show 2024

The Lakes Classic Vehicle Show will be taking place on Sunday 16th June at Ayland Recreation Ground, Staveley, Near Kendal, LA8 9LN and will feature around 200 classic cars. Gates open at 10.30am and the show closes at 4pm. The cost is £8 per visit with children 16 and under going for free. Dogs are welcome, though they ask you keep them on the lead.

Events at Heron Corn Mill

Heron Corn Mill June 2024 Events

Heron Corn Mill is putting on several events in the month of June, including:

Mill Tour & Milling Demonstration

Foodie Fridays

The Myth & Magic of Plants: A Guided Walk with Iain McNicol

The Millwright's Craft - An Illustrated Talk with Martin Watts

Rose Day with David Austin Roses at Beetham Nurseries

Rose Day at Beetham Nurseries

Beetham Nurseries are hosting a ‘Rose Day’ on Friday the 29th of June, promising beautiful blooms and horticultural inspiration. Beetham Nurseries is located in Milnthorpe, LA7 7AP with tickets costing just £5 per person. There will be a slideshow and talk by David Austin Roses, rose display, free fertiliser and handbook, as well as raffle prizes.

Walby Farm Park: Half-Term, Father’s Day, & Bluey

Walby Farm Park June 2024

Walby Farm Park is hosting a few special events in the month of June, including:

  • May Mayhem: May 25th to June 2nd with extra activities available over the May half-term.
  • Father’s Day: Free entry for dads over Father’s Day weekend (Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June)
  • Visit from Bluey & Bingo: June 22nd and June 23rd; Tickets required

Lakeland Arts June Events

Lakeland Arts June 2024

Lakeland Arts are putting on some fantastic events in the month of June:

Explorer Packs & Wildlife Trail

  • Date: 25 May to 14 July
  • Time: 10-4pm
  • Location: Windermere Jetty Museum, Rayrigg Rd, LA23 1BN
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Broad Leys & Blackwell Tour

  • Date: 13 and 27 June
  • Time: 1.30-5pm
  • Location: Blackwell – the Arts & Crafts house, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3JT and Broad Leys, Ghyll Head, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3LJ
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Kendal Pride Village

  • Date: 15 June
  • Time: 10-7pm
  • Location: Abbot Hall, Kirkland, Kendal, LA9 5AL
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Plunge with Pride

  • Date: 16 June
  • Time: 10-10.30am
  • Location: Windermere Jetty Museum, Rayrigg Rd, LA23 1BN
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Wooden Boat Gathering

  • Date: 28 to 30 June
  • Time: 10-5pm
  • Location: Windermere Jetty Museum, Rayrigg Rd, LA23 1BN
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Swallows and Amazons 50th Birthday Celebration

  • Date: 29 & 30 June
  • Time: 10-5pm
  • Location: Windermere Jetty Museum, Rayrigg Rd, LA23 1BN
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