September Events

Sunday 18th June to end September - Jurassic Jubilee - Jubilee Park, Kirkby Stephen

Children of Kirkby Stephen and surrounding villages have been creating brightly coloured dinosaurs and murals in workshops with artist Sarah Hicks.  These will be hidden in the woods of this nature reserve for local families and visitors to find throughout the summer months.

Project inspiration by Kirkby Stephen Walkers are Welcome and Kirkby Stephen Community Arts.

Part funding by Cumbria Community Foundation.

Also to look out for in Kirkby Stephen this summer................

Silver Street Gardens have been yard bombed with knitted flowers.

Boots have been planted by children with vegetables, herbs and salad crops to welcome walkers and have been dotted around the town alongside the usual spectacular floral arrangements.

Pick up a historic town trail leaflet from the Upper Eden Visitor Centre or download and discover the back alleys of the Conservation Area where history stands still.

The Kirkby Stephen Family Adventure 3K Trail has lots to look out for along the route plus a long list of free and inexpensive family activities to keep everyone entertained whatever the weather. The trail starts at an old fashioned sweet shop and finishes at one of two play parks. Free leaflet from the Upper Eden Visitor Centre or download

There is a new display of Saxon stones in the Kirkby Stephen Parish Church, Cathedral of the Dales alongside the world renown Viking Loki Stone.

Add in the art galleries and antique shops to complete the picture.

This Summer at Lowther  Castle and Gardens............

The story of Lowther exhibition is now open.  The Story covers from 1150 to present day.  It's a visual and original production with a splash of humour, some stunning items and plenty of wit. From viking hogback tombs to the original Lowther Park imparkment seal (dating from 1283) through most of the family's unrivalled collection of silver, the exhibition includes many stunning items previously unseen.  These include the bracelet given by Kaiser Wilhelm II to Gracie Lonsdale when he visited in 1895.  

Born Survivor - 9th September  - Test your inner Bear Grylls over a gruelling 10km obstacle course.  Open to teams and individuals.

Saturday 2nd September 2017 - Appleby Training & Heritage Centre's 21st Birthday Celebrations - Station Yard, Appleby-in-Westmorland

With a Vintage Theme,  10.00 - 16.00.  Kirkby Stephen Town Councillors

Please join us for a community open date to celebrate the 21st Birthday of Appleby Training & Heritage Centre.  Tel: 017683 53350.

Kindly sponsored by Out of Eden Ltd.

Sunday 3rd September 2017, 10.30am - 4.30pm, The Moorcock Show

Why not come to a traditional Yorkshire Dales Sheep Show and see the best local breeds competing against each other.There will also be lots of local crafts and food stalls, together with the usual beer tent. For the children there is a bouncy castle and other games. Music will be provided by Hawes Silver Band and the later in the afternoon by a local singer.

Wednesday 13th September 2017 - Westmorland Decorative and Fine Arts Society 2017 - Appleby Market Hall

Discover the Paintings You Own: The Public Catalogue Foundation & Your Paintings Project. Lecture given by Mrs Mary Rose Rivett-Carnac BA MA

Starts at 11am (coffee is served from 10.15am - 10.45am) There is a small cost of £8 to non-members. For more information about our society please visit our website

Thursday 14th September - Westmorland County Show - Lane Farm, Crooklands, LA7 7NH

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 joined by 30,000 visitors each 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 til 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 Cumbrian Tourism Awards, Westmorland County Show is not to be missed.