Cumberland Show 2018

Main Ring

A great variety of entertainment is planned for the Main Ring including;

  • Carriage Driving Arena Challenge
  • Pony Club Games
  • Vintage Vehicles Display 
  • Parade of Champions

The Countryside Area

Sponsored by Carlisle City Council

Explore & learn about rural crafts & skills, watch the hounds & beagles competitions and the various exhibits in the arena including;

Lake District Sheep Dog Display

This is an age old relationship between man and dog, show casing the skill between handler and their trusty friend.

Ferret World Roadshow

Find out all about the lives of ferrets and then watch the Ferret Fun Run.

Sealpin Gundogs

Watch the gundogs displays by Joe Hipwell of Sealpin Gundogs.

Border Concert Band

Enjoy the music of the Border Concert Band from 11am. Find them north of the Members Marquee.

Fire Walking

Witness brave volunteers as they face their fears and walk across fire.

Model Farm

Sponsored by Walby Farm Park

See the families of pigs, hens, sheep, cattle, horses, and rabbits, and watch the farm activity demonstrations throughout the afternoon.


Andy Jester

Have a go at a range of circus acts at one of the workshops, and watch out for the Giant Chefs peforming tricks around the Showfield.

Harness Racing

At around 5:00pm the Harness Racing will begin, giving the chance for many visitors to see for the first time an exciting brand of horse racing, which will add colour and drama to the final stages of the Show.


Watch the Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling from 1:00pm. 


Watch all the competitors in the great range of horse classes including those qualifying for a chance to compete at Olympia.

Vintage Vehicles

An exhibition of a large variety of vintage vehicles. A display will take place in the Main Ring at 3:15pm.