Accrington Food & Drink Festival
6th June, Accrington
Previously known simply as ‘Lancashire Food Festival’, this event is now in its 18th year and still going strong. Supporting local farmers and food sellers, the festival is a celebration of some of the best food in Lancashire, and that’s saying something!
Take the opportunity to visit Accrington for a day on the 6th of June. Enjoy your surroundings as well as the food on offer, and maybe even take some away with you for later.
The Accrington Food Festival has its own website here.
6th June, Carlisle Racecourse
If you prefer a more direct experience of agricultural life in Cumbria, then you might want to visit the Cumberland Show on the 6th of June instead. The festival includes a number of competitions, notably for livestock including cattle, sheep and horses. If you have a mind for crafts, then you might also be interested in the ‘home industries’ competitions, showcasing some of the best craftsmanship in the county.
All this, and plenty of entertainment too. Carlisle is easy to reach by train, or by following the M6 north from Hawthorns, making it an excellent day out.
You can see all the details of the Cumberland Show on their website here.
Burton-in-Kendal Art & Craft Society Exhibition
6th – 7th June, Burton-in-Kendal
Burton-in-Kendal’s Art & Craft Society present their 11th annual exhibition, featuring art from many local artists, and of course from members of the society itself. The society will also be displaying art from the local Burton Morewood Primary School.
Admission is free, and the exhibition is running on both the Saturday and Sunday, so if you’re an art lover there’s really no reason not to attend.
You can visit the Art & Craft Society’s website here.
Champagne & Strawberries Evening
12th June, Beech Hill Hotel, Windermere
There’s no better way to celebrate the coming of summer than with an evening of champagne and strawberries. The Beech Hill Hotel clearly think the same way, and are hosting just such an evening on the 12th of June. The evening includes a 5 course meal, based on a champagne and strawberries theme, with local wine steward Paul Collins expertly picking the champagne to match each course.
The cost is £65 per person, and includes all the food and champagne you will be treated to as well as entertainment. Well worth the price.
Dalemain Plant Fair
22nd June, Dalemain Mansion, Penrith
The Dalemain Estate is a wonderful visit any time of year, so you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the plant fair and get discounted entry to the house and gardens. Some of the best nurseries in the north of England will be showing off their plants here, as well as a number of food and craft stalls.
Take the time while you’re visiting to also see the home and award-winning gardens, and stop for a spot of cream tea.
26th – 27th June, Mitchell’s Lakeland Livestock Center, Cockermouth
Whether you’re a fan of wool, the sheep that make it or just the crafts that are made from it, Woolfest offers you the opportunity to see some of the UK’s best offerings. Winning the 2012 Cumbria Tourism Event of the Year Award, Woolfest is a showcase of talent, quality of produce and knowledge unlike any other.
You can find the full range of what’s on at the Woolfest site here.