Cumberland Show 2018

Main Ring

A great variety of entertainment is planned for the Main Ring from Horse Judging, Pony Club Games, a Vintage Vehicles display and the tradition of the Grand Parade.

Drakes of Hazard

In the Main Ring watch the Drakes of Hazard. See the skill as man and dog work together in harmony to control and navigate a troop of fearless Indian Runner Ducks around an obstacle course.

The Countryside Area

Sponsored by Carlisle City Council

Explore & learn about rural crafts & skills, watch the hounds & beagles competition 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.

Cumberland Bird of Prey Centre

See all the Birds of Prey on display, and have the oppurtunity to hold and fly one.

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.


Circus Workshop

Have a go at a range of circus acts. Workshops will be held throughout the day.

Harness Racing

Returning to the Show after many years is Harness Racing. At around 4:30pm on the Showfield it 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.


Sponsored by Dodd & Co., and GD & M Dunglinson

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 3:45pm.