Events

Events

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Farmers' Markets 2014

Orton Farmers' Market
National Farmers' Market of the year 2005. This authentic FARMA accredited Farmers' Market, set in the heart of a traditional fell farming community, offers a tremendous range of award-winning and specialty produce. Held on the 2nd Saturday of every month 9.30-2.30pm Orton Farmers' Market

Penrith Farmers' Market
Penrith's markets offer something special for the discerning customer. From local produce and crafts to everyday consumables you'll find it here. Farmers' Market held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (Mar-Dec) 9am - 2.30pm & Charter Market Every Tuesday Penrith Markets

Brough Farmers' Market
Brough's certified Farmers' Market is a popular local attraction, with a wide range of quality foods on offer from local producers. Come and talk to the producers and feel their enthusiasm for the wonderful food they produce. Our market is indoors at the Memorial Hall, so there is no worry about Cumbrian weather. Held on the 3rd Saturday of every month 9.30am - 2pm (Jan - Mar 9.30am - 1pm) Brough Farmers' Market

Pooley Bridge Market
Held on the last Sunday of every month - April to September Pooley Bridge Farmers' Market

Hexham Market
Held every Tuesday in the market place opposite Hexham Abbey, lots of quality food stalls and much more.

The following list is just a selection of the events on offer - check out seeitdoit.org.uk for a full list of what's on near here or Visit Cumbria

March 2014

Mon 17th -18th May ~ Wildlife Photographer of the Year at Rheged Organised in partnership with the BBC Wildlife Magazine and the Natural History Museum London, The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most well-renowned and longest running wildlife photography competition in the world. Each year tens of thousands of professional and amateur photographers submit their work to the competition. The best 100 are picked by a panel of judges made up of the best photographers in the business. Presented in Rheged’s Gallery, the exhibition is split into 18 categories, including awards for children and young people, the environment and animal portraits. • 10.30am-4.30pm • £1.50, U5s Free

April 2014

Sat 5th ~ Community Market at Alston Town Hall 10am - 2pm Tel. 01434 382244

Sat 5th ~ Born Survivor Reloaded at Lowther Castle

Sat 5th & Sun 6th ~ Eden Valley Horse Trials, Armathwaite

Sat 5th - Mon 7th ~ Painting Course: 'Drawing & Painting Portraits' at Rose House Studio, Garrigill must be booked in advance Tel: 01434 381092

Sun 6th ~ Knit & Stitch Fair at Rheged • 10am - 4pm • Free entry • Booking form for stallholders or call 01768 860 011 • Peter Sidwell@Rheged Cafe open for breakfast and lunch

Thurs 10th ~ Live Music at the Miner's Arms, Nenthead from approx 9pm Tel. 01434 381427

Easter ~ Easter Teddy Weekend Fun at Ullswater Steamers

Sat 19th & Sun 20th ~ Easter Spectacular - Come and join the Easter Bunny for activities including an Easter Egg Hunt, Face Painting, Competitions and much more at the South Tynedale Railway

Sat 19th & Sun 20th ~ The Spirit of Cumbria - Holistic Event at Rheged • 10.00am - 5.00pm • Entry fee £7.50 (Under 14’s go free) • Saturday Evening Show 7pm to 10pm tickets £12 • www.spiritofcumbria.com • Peter Sidwell@Rheged Cafe open for breakfast and lunch

Sat 19th & Sun 20th ~ Kirkby Stephen and Brough Classic Commercial Vehicle Rally

Sun 20th ~ Nenthead Mines, Open Day 10.30am-5.00pm Carrs Mine trips at 11.00am & 1.45pm Book on Mob. 07718 385646

Mon 21st ~ Easter Food & Gift Fair • 10am - 4pm • free entry • Booking form for stallholders or call 01768 860 011 • Peter Sidwell@Rheged Cafe open for breakfast and lunch

Mon 21st ~ Easter Fun! A day of seasonal activities with willow weaving, Easter egg hunt, face painting and baby animals at Bowlees Visitor Centre

Sat 26th ~ Focus on Landscape - An outdoor workshop on landscape photography run by Natural England at Bowlees Visitor Centre

Sat 26 & Sun 27 ~ Rival Arts' Spring Craft Fair • 10am - 4pm • Free Admission • www.rivalarts.co.uk • Peter Sidwell@Rheged Cafe open for breakfast and lunch

May 2014

Fri 2nd - Mon 5th May ~ Spring Steam Gala - Visiting steam locomotives and other steam powered transport. Real Ales and live music at Alston Station visit the South Tynedale Railway

Sat 3rd ~ Community Market at Alston Town Hall 10am - 2pm Tel. 01434 382244

Thurs 8th ~ Live Music at the Miner's Arms, Nenthead from approx 9pm Tel. 01434 381427

Fri 9th - Mon 12th ~ Painting Course: 'Spring Meadows: Sketching Out & About in the Meadows & Riverbanks' at Rose House Studio, Garrigill must be booked in advance Tel: 01434 381092

Sat 10th ~ Nenthead Gala Day

Sat 10th ~ Rotary Classic Car Tour, Appleby

Sat 10th ~ Stallion and Colt Show at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Sun 11th ~ Fred Whitton Challenge

Sun 11th ~ Photography Fair at Rheged

Sun 11th ~ North West Carriage Driving at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Sat 17th (TBC) ~ Nenthead Gala

Sat 17th ~ Wild Spring - A day of fun for everyone with pond-dipping, bird watch walks and other wildlife activities at Bowlees Visitor Centre

Sun 18th ~ Plant and Food Fair at Hutton-in-the-Forest

Sat 24th - Mon 26th ~ Family Fun Weekend - Kids activities for Spring Bank Holiday at the South Tynedale Railway

Sun 25th ~ Nenthead Mines, Open Day 10.30am-5.00pm Mine trips at 11.00am & 1.45pm Book on Mob. 07718 385646

Sun 25th ~ Sheepdog Trials at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Sun 25th & Mon 26th ~ Harness Racing, Appleby

Thurs 29th ~ Waterfalls and Whitstone - Discover the beauty of Upper Teesdale on this stunning circular walk at Bowlees Visitor Centre

Sat 31st - Sun 1st June ~ Dog Agility Show at Hutton-in-the-Forest

June 2014

Sun 1st ~ The Yomp Mountain Challenge in Kirkby Stephen

Sun 1st ~ Harness Racing in Appleby

Thurs 5th - Wed 11th ~ Appleby Horse Fair

Sat 7th ~ Community Market at Alston Town Hall 10.00am - 2.00pm Tel: 01434 382244

Sat 7th ~ Allendale Show

Sun 8th ~ Colin Caygill Antique Fair at Rheged Vintage classics, ceramics, silver, clothing and jewellery. 10am – 4.00 pm • £1.20 entry

Sun 8th ~ Killhope Events in the Yurt Wooden Box Carving 1.00pm - 4.30pm £25.00 Tel: 01388 537505

Sun 15th ~ Father's Day - Dads travel FREE if accompanied by a paying child at the South Tynedale Railway

Sun ~ Nenthead Mines, Open Day 10.30am-5.00pm Carrs Mine trips at 11.00am & 1.45pm Book on Mob. 07718 385646

Sun 15th ~ Bumblebees and Blooms - A family friendly exploration of hay meadows with Natural England and the AONB Partnership Nectarworks team at Bowlees Visitor Centre

Mon 16th ~ Storytelling Festival 6.00pm - 9.00pm details TBC - Alston Local Links Tel: 01434 382244

Sat 21st ~ Alston Sheepdog Trials

Sat 21st & Sun 22nd ~ Horse Trials at Hutton-in-the-Forest

Sat 21st - Tues 24th ~ Painting Course: 'Capturing the Spirit of the Lans in Oils & Acrylics' at Rose House Studio, Garrigill must be booked in advance Tel: 01434 381092

Mon 23rd ~ Storytelling Festival, Alston Town Hall 6.00pm - 9.00pm 'A bit of a crack' details TBC- Alston Local Links Tel: 01434 382244

TBC ~ Plant Fair at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

TBC ~ Open Air Shakespeare by Illyria at Hutton-in-the-Forest

Sat 28th ~ Alston Gala 1.00pm

Sat 28th ~ Bowlees Birthday Bash and Public Biohunt - Join us to celebrate our first birthday with an array of activities all day and into the night at Bowlees Visitor Centre

Sun 29th ~ Killhope Events in the Yurt - Proddy Mat Workshop 10.30am - 4.00pm £40.00 Tel: 01388 537505

Sun 29th ~ Warcop Rushbearing

Every Tuesday from the end of June until the end of August Fish Suppers at Ullswater Steamers

July 2014

Sat 5th ~ Musgrave Rushbearing

Sat 5th ~ Skelton Agricultural Show

Sun 6th ~ Rotary Eden Valley Fun Run in Appleby

Sat 12th ~ Tales of the Forgotten North - Join storyteller, Malcolm Green from A Bit Crack and our AONB Partnership staff as we walk through Upper Teesdale and learn about the land. Followed by an evening presentation of information acquired throughout the day at Bowlees Visitor Centre

Sat 12th & Sun 13th ~ Appleby Town Carnival

Sun 13th ~ Teddy Bears' Picnic - Under 12's with a teddy bear travel FREE. Picnics at Alston and Lintley Halt. Can you spot the Teddy Bears having their picnic? at the South Tynedale Railway

Sun 13th ~ Eden Valley Vintage Tractor Rally at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Sun 13th ~ Lakeland Historic Vehicle Show at Hutton-in-the-Forest

Fri 18th - Mon 21st ~ Painting Course; 'Abstract & Semi Abstract Painting in Landscapes' at Rose House Studio, Garrigill must be booked in advance Tel: 01434 381092

Sun 20th ~ Summer Family Food and Gift Fair at Rheged Get your summer off to a great start with a traditional family fete and food fair. Enjoy family fun and pick up some lovely summer treats from local craftspeople and producers 10am-4pm • Free entry

Fri 25th - Sun 27th ~ WWI Commemoration - 100years on we remember the start of WWI and a spirit of volunteering that continues today; with WWI locomotives, a field kitchen and themed acitivities at the South Tynedale Railway

Fri 25th - Sun 27th ~ Potfest in the Park at Hutton-in-the-Forest

Sat 26th ~ The Montane Lakeland 50 and 100 Fell Run

Sat 26th ~ Penrith Agricultural Show

Sun 27th ~ North West Carriage Driving at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

TBC ~ Penrith on a Plate

August 2014

Fri 1st - Sun 3rd ~ Kendal Calling (3 day Music Festival) at Lowther Deer Park

Fri 1st - Sun 3rd ~ Potfest in the Pens, Penrith

Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd ~ The Lakes Chilli Fest at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd ~ Total Warrior at Shap Abbey

Sun 3rd ~ Colin Caygill Antique Fair at Rheged Vintage classics, ceramics, silver, clothing and jewellery 10am – 4.00 pm • £1.20 entry

Sat 9th ~ Fell Pony Society Breed Show at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Sat 9th & Sun 10th ~ The Lowther Show at Lowther North Park

Sun 10th ~ Teddy Bears' Picnic - Under 12's with a teddy bear travel FREE. Picnics at Alston and Lintley Halt. Can you spot the Teddy Bears having their picnic? at the South Tynedale Railway

Sun 10th ~ Red Cross Garden Opening at Hutton-in-the-Forest

Sat 16th ~ Appleby Agricultural Show

Sat 16th ~ Tales of the Forgotten North Children's Day - A children's Upper Teesdale storywalk with Malcolm Green from A Bit Crack at Bowlees Visitor Centre

Sun 17th ~ Classic Car Show at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

Thurs 21st ~ Brough Agricultural Show

Fri 22nd - Mon 25th ~ The iconic and unique Thomas Green locomotive, BARBER, will be back in steam and joined by another Gas Works locomotive HARROGATE. Real Ales, live music and family friendly activities at the South Tynedale Railway

Fri 22nd - Mon 25th ~ Painting Course: 'A Sketching Journey: Drawing & Painting on Location' at Rose House Studio, Garrigill must be booked in advance Tel: 01434 381092

Fri 22nd ~ Creatures of the Night - Discover the work of night time flyers with the aid of bat detectors and moth traps. Run by Natural England at Bowlees Visitor Centre

Sat 23rd ~ Ravenstone Agricultural Show

Sat 23rd ~ Patterdale Dog Day

Sat 23rd & Sun 24th ~ Dog Agility Show at Hutton-in-the-Forest

Mon 25th ~ Garrigill Gala

Mon 25th ~ Harness Racing in Appleby

Thurs 28th ~ Crosby Ravensworth Agricultural Show

Sat 30th ~ Dufton Agricultural Show

Sat 30th ~ Hesket Newmarket Agricultural Show

September 2014

Wed 3rd ~ Rotary Charity Golf Tournament in Appleby

Fri 5th - Sun 7th ~ Electric Eden (Music Festival) in Appleby

Sat 6th ~ Alston Agricultural Show

Sat 13th ~ Alston Flower Show

Sat 13th & Sun 14th ~ Horse Trials at Hutton-in-the-Forest

Sat 13th - Mon 15th ~ Painting Course: 'Outdoor Painting: The Landscape and it's Buildings' at Rose House Studios, Garrigill must be booked in advance Tel: 01434 381092

Sat 20th ~ Harvest Celebration - A day of fun and activities to celebrate harvest including a bread and jam making contest, the Great Bowlees Conker Competition, apple pressing, butter churning and much more at Bowlees Visitor Centre

Sun 21st ~ Great Northern Cheese Festival at Rheged Now in its fourth year, this festival offers visitors the chance to meet with, and sample cheese from small and large producers as well as associated food and drink producers and kitchenalia retailers. 10am - 4pm • Free entry

Fri 26th - Sun 28th ~ Indian Summer Hill Railways - An Indian themed weekend with a visiting locomotive from the Indian narrow gauge railways, Indian food and music at the South Tynedale Railway

Sat 27th ~ Tales of the Forgotten North - Another chance to join storyteller, Malcolm Green from A Bit Crack and our AONB Partnership staff as we walk through Upper Teesdale and learn about the land. Followed by an evening presentation of information acquired throughout the day at Bowlees Visitor Centre

TBC ~ North West Plant Heritage Specialists Nurseries at Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens

TBC ~ Ullswater Outdoor Festival

October 2014

TBC ~ Apple Day at Acorn Bank

Fri 3rd - Sun 5th ~ Fly fishing Film Festival - Fly Fair & Trade Expo at Rheged A celebration of the very best fly film, fly tying, fly casting, fly fishing photography, speakers and trade exhibitors. www.flyfest.org www.facebook.com/flyfilmfestUK 10am - 5:30pm • £8 online £10 at the door

2nd week of October ~ Red Deer Rut with RSPB at Ullswater Steamers

Sat 11th - Mon 13th ~ Painting Course: 'Everything you need to know about painting things' at Rose House Studio, Garrigill must be booked in advance Tel: 01434 381092

Sun 12th ~ Cake and Bake Fair at Rheged As part of National Baking Week Treat yourself to a variety of delicious freshly baked goods, including cakes and breads from local shops and bakers, plus an array of stylish kitchen gadgets 10am-4pm • Free entry

Sun 19th ~ Colin Caygill Antiques Fair at Rheged Vintage classics, ceramics, silver, clothing and jewellery.10am – 4.00 pm • £1.20 entry

Thurs 23rd ~ Photographing the Stars - Join our Dark Skies team and local astronomer Graham Relf to get the best out of the night sky at Bowlees Visitor Centre

Sat 25th ~ Basic Composition and Camera Craft - Camera workshop aimed at beginners. Run by Natural England at Bowlees Visitor Centre

Sat 25th & Sun 26th ~ Rival Arts' Autumn Craft Fair at Rheged An inspirational and exciting mix of exhibitors, featuring quality work from artists, photographers, jewellers, craft & artisan food sellers. www.rivalarts.co.uk 10am - 4pm • Free Admission

Sun 26th ~ Harvest and Gift Fair at Rheged Pick up some harvest treats from local crafts people, artisans and producers 10am-4pm • Free entry

Fri 31st ~ Halloween Spooktacular! - Join us for a spooky celebration! With pumpkin carving, storytelling, Halloween crafts and much more at Bowlees Visitor Centre

Fri 31st & Sat 1st Nov ~ Halloween Spooktacular - Apple bobbing, pumpkin carving and face-painting activities followed by an evening ceilidh with live band at the South Tynedale Railway

Fri 31st ~ Halloween Ghostly Galleon at Ullswater Steamers

November 2014

Sun 9th ~ Rememberance Day - WWI locomotives THOMAS EDMUNDSON in service. The first train departs after the sounding of the Last Post. Service personnel travel FREE at the South Tynedale Railway

Sat 15th ~ Wild Autumn - Celebrate the change of the season with a host of wildlife and landscape inspired activities, for all ages at Bowlees Visitor Centre

Sat 29th ~ Appleby Sparkle Day

December 2014

TBC ~ Christmas events throughout Eden

Sat 13th ~ Winter Wonderland - Christmas craft making, woodland trail and grotto, festive face painting and a host of seasonal inspired food at Bowlees Visitor Centre

Sat 13th & Sun 14th ~ Santa Specials - All aboard for a seasonal train ride and refreshments, Christmas carols and a visit to Santa's grotto with a present for every good boy and girl at the South Tynedale Railway

Sun 14th ~ Christmas Food and Gift Fair at Rheged The opportuity to buy Christmas gifts and treats from over 30 local craftspeople and producers 10am-4pm • free entry

Sun 14th ~ Colin Caygill Antique Fair at Rheged Vintage classics, ceramics, silver, clothing and jewellery 10am – 4.00 pm • £1.20 entry

Sat 20th - Mon 22nd ~ Santa Specials - All aboard for a seasonal train ride and refreshments, Christmas carols and a visit to Santa's grotto with a present for every good boy and girl at the South Tynedale Railway

 

 


 

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