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Grasmere Sports To Return For 167th Year

Grasmere is again preparing to welcome thousands of visitors for its annual ‘Grasmere Sports’ show.

It's taking place on Sunday the 27th of August on the sports field on Stock Lane.

This year marks its 167th anniversary and is expected to attract around 5,000 visitors. 

As usual, heading the programme will be the traditional Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling, along with hound trails and fell running.

In addition, there will be a dog show, the ferret world roadshow, the bird of prey and lurcher display and children’s sprint races. 

Returning this year will be the ‘long-leap’ for youngsters. There will also be an array of trade stands, a beer tent and veteran car static display.  

Car parking will be free on the day.  Show manager, and George Gale, is keeping his fingers crossed for fine weather and anticipating high attendance numbers.

He said: “We are expecting many thousands of visitors to this year’s Grasmere Sports and with a jam-packed schedule and – hopefully – fine conditions, there should be something for all the family.

“The event has always been a popular draw.  It’s history and heritage place it as one of Cumbria’s most famous events and this year, we have some fantastic activities.  The wrestling is popular each year, with competitors coming from across Europe.  

"I should like to thank Jennings Brewery and Rathbones – our two main sponsors – for their support and look forward to a tremendous day!” 

More information is here.

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