There is a huge variety of events, festivals and activities on offer in the North Pennines. From village fairs and carnivals to walking festivals, leek shows and horse fairs - there's plenty to suit all tastes.
Selected Events and Festivals in 2008
Flora of the Fells Festival - running between March and October 2008 with over 120 events across Cumbria.
Autumn Haltwhistle Walking Festival - 11-19 October
North Pennines Storytelling Festival - 17, 18 and 19 October (provisional).
Agricultural shows are an excellent day out for the whole family, as well as being an opportunity to find out more about the rural way of life in the North Pennines. You'll find stalls selling local produce and crafts; rural skills demonstrations; animals from sheep, cattle and poultry to goats, guinea pigs and ducks; as well as programmes of events from sheep dog trials to pony fancy dress!
2008 Show dates:
Find out more about these shows and fairs by clicking the North Pennines AONB Geopark website http://www.northpennines.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=12769