Westmorland to be held over two days

The Westmorland County Agricultural Society is pleased to announce that this year’s Westmorland County Show will be held over two days on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th September.

This is the first time in its history that the event will be a two-day event. This is entirely due to the pandemic and the commitment to ensuring the show is as safe as possible for everyone concerned.Westmorland County Show_77866

Planning has continued behind the scenes for many months and, with the determination to hold the event, committees and staff have been exploring all options.

Christine Knipe, chief executive of the show said: “The Government roadmap has given us all confidence to stage the Westmorland County Show, however we are only too aware of the challenges in running an event of our size and that we will need to adapt to ensure we can do so safely for all concerned.

“Throughout all the deliberations and planning, the safety and wellbeing of our community, exhibitors, visitors, stewards and contractors has been of greatest importance.

“The show will be a Covid compliant event and will only go ahead if it is safe to do so. We are working closely with all the authorities involved to ensure all requirements in place in September are met, including social distancing.”

Lisa Bennett, Chair of Westmorland Agricultural Society added: “We are delighted that the show will go on this year. As the country begins to open up, there is cause for optimism, but we are only too aware of the long and difficult road ahead. Like every other business in the world right now, we will have to adapt, and we hope everyone understands the changes are to ensure the show runs safely.”