September 2022

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th September 10am - 5pm

This year sees our beloved Chilli Fest take on a little revamp and we welcome our first ever Holker Fest!

Do not fear – the chilli eating competition will still take place at the end of the day, but Holker Fest will be our very own carnival full of family-friendly entertainment and of course packed with all our wonderful artisans selling their homemade and handcrafted wares.

Wednesday 7th & Thursday 9th September 

Following the resounding success last year, the Westmorland County Agricultural Society is excited to announce that this year’s Westmorland County Show will be held over 2 days on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 September. This will only be the second time in our history that the County Show will be a 2-day event.

Located on the fringes of the Lake District, Westmorland County Show is a fantastic day out – voted as one of the UK’s favourite Shows and enjoyed by over 30,000 visitors every year. A major livestock Show with classes for cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and alpacas, heavy and light horses too, there’s plenty to see.

Come and meet the foxhounds, get up close to magnificent cattle, marvel at the show jumping, discover the interactive displays in our Learning for Life Marquee, get inspired by the WI’s crafty creations, or cheer on your favourites in the Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling.

Be tempted by artisan chocolates, cheeses, pies, gins and much more in the North West’s largest local Food Hall, or drop the children off at our creche and enjoy the Show at your own pace.

With the chance to discover the best of farming and the countryside, as well as seeing some of the country’s top quality livestock, shop till you drop amongst hundreds of trade stands or get involved with our Rural Craft have-a-go areas, you’ll be spoilt for choice at this year’s Show.

Winner of the Tourism Event of the Year in the Cumbria Tourism Awards 2018, Westmorland County Show is not to be missed.


Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th September 

Lancashire Game and Country Festival was established in 2015, it attracts thousands of country sport pursuit lovers to a superbly run event, for those who love all things countryside, country sports, food and drink and arts and crafts.

Run over two days on one of the most perfect event site locations in Lancashire, the festival team are always searching for new exhibitors to join existing regulars, such as country clothing, shooting, hunting and fishing attire and equipment, food and drink producers, artists, artisan giftware and craftspeople, specialists to demonstrate, canine goodies etc. Activities include clay and laser shooting galleries, dog trials, fishing, falconry, hounds and motor displays and competitions in the main arena. Horses have been added to the mix with Working Hunter classes, Ridden Horse/Pony and heavy horses.


Monday 12th September 11am - 3pm St Peters Square, Preston

The Craft and Food Fair is back for Freshers! Come along to pick up some fantastic goodies from a mixture of local business and student stalls showcasing some of the best companies in the Northwest.

From cakes to cushions, jewellery to gin, and pizza to posters, there’s lots of amazing local produce to treat yourself.

Why not grab some lunch from the hot food stalls while you’re here? There’s something for everyone.


The Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival has been an annual event since 2005, and the festival returns this year on 17th and 18th September 2022. The two-day festival attracts over 40,000 people to the picturesque town of Holmfirth and this year promises to be another jam-packed weekend. Expect streets lined with tasty, quality produce, talented local musicians, entertainment for all the family, and one huge feast for your eyes…and stomachs of course!

For this year’s festival fairandfunky are back! They are once again transforming Holmfirth Market Hall into a family food zone that will showcase local, Fairtrade and ethical businesses.

All the food stalls will be open 10am – 6pm on both days, and the stalls in Towngate (by Holmfirth bus station) will be open until 8pm on Saturday.

The team behind the festival is made up of a mix of local business owners and volunteers, meet the team here. If you would like to join the festival team get in touch!

Whether you are a serious foodie, a real ale connoisseur, or someone who is just looking for a great day out, there is something for everyone at the Holmfirth Food and Drink Festival.

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