You'd be forgiven for thinking that not much happens in the Lake District in October. That is just how I felt until I started listing the events. Here is what is happening in the remainder of October in the Lake District. 

OCTOBER

 You can download our interactive pdf of October activities here

A summary of the events and attractions across Cumbria and the Lake District in September.

2 Sept. Loweswater Show

A traditional Lakeland show with Cumberland Wrestling, a junior & senior fell race, various horse and driving classes, sheep & poultry classes and a variety of stalls. From 10.00am opposite New House Farm, Lorton Valley - http://loweswatershow.com/

Cumberland Wrestling
Cumberland Wrestling

6 Sept. Cycling Tour Of Britain

Stage 5 of the Tour Of Britain takes place in an around Cockermouth and Whinlatter – join the cycling elite for this 14 km team time trial - <a href="/>http://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/stages/stage-five/

8 – 9 Sept. Holker Chilli Festival

A festival celebrating all that is Chilli with chilli companies from across the UK and a Chilli eating competition for the adventurous! From 10.30am at Holker Hall, http://www.holker.co.uk/event/holker-chilli-fest/

13 Sept. Westmorland County Show

This large, county show has a large selection of farm animals and attractions. The show is held at Crooklands, Milnthorpe - https://westmorlandshow.co.uk/county-show/

14 – 15 Sept. Egremont Crab Fair

– home of the world Gurning Championships, is a fair celebrating the Crab Apple - http://www.egremontcrabfair.com/

16 Sept. Borrowdale Shepherds Meet

This traditional Herdwick sheep show is held at Rosthwaite in Borrowdale, hosts a prestigious Herdwick Sheep show and also the challenging Seniors Fell Race (begins at 2.00pm) – sheep judging starts at 10.30am – parking is very limited, so please consider taking a bus from Keswick - http://borrowdaleshow.org.uk/

29 Sept. Eskdale Show

Eskdale Show celebrates the 150th show, Eskdale is a traditional Lakeland show with sheep judging classes (including World Champion Herdwick), Stick Dressing, Fell races, Industrial Tent and Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling - http://www.eskdaleshow.co.uk/

29 – 30 Sept. Taste Cumbria in Cockermouth

This is a two-day event on Cockermouth’s main street – attractions include the secret gin garden. Around 80 stalls are on display from food producers across Cumbria - http://tastecumbria.com/taste-events/taste-cumbria-cockermouth/

No, not Oklahoma (or even Singin’ In The Rain) but the start of a series of traditional agricultural shows and Shepherds Meets that are held across the Lake District throughout the summer and into the autumn.

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After a day of walking the fells, horse riding, doing an action-packed activity or even conquering our beloved Skiddaw, what better way to treat yourselves than to have a relaxing spa pamper. Armathwaite Hall Spa Country House is a state of the art spa destination and it is within easy reach of our self-catering accommodation. Armathwaite Hall is not only a stunning building dating back to the 11th century but it stands proudly by the edge of our beautiful Bassenthwaite Lake.

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With the Easter holidays in their final week the Lakes still has a lot to offer the discerning traveller. If you are still here on holiday enjoying one of our beautiful cottages then you have time to catch some of the local events and activities happening this week.

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Get a group of friends together and take advantage of our last remaining holiday cottages to rent over the May Bank Holiday weekend. The Coppice in Borrowdale sleeps 9, is dog friendly and is set in it's own stunning grounds encircled by National Trust land, right in the heart of the Borrowdale fells. The interior of The Coppice retains all the original features from back in the early century and has a wonderful authentic atmosphere. This cottage is a true haven away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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It's not too late to book that much needed holiday in the Lake District and to celebrate spring surrounded by our wonderful scenery and hospitality we are offering you 10% off any holiday booking until May 24th 2013. With the Euro not showing much hope against the pound it makes perfect sense to take a break in this unique, stunning area of the UK. We may not always have sunshine but we have catered for that! There are an abundance of Lake District attractions and things to do regardless of the weather. See our blog or Facebook page for all the latest up to date information! See our last few remaining self catering cottages available for the May Day Bank Holiday Weekend!

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If you are a golf lover then our very own Keswick Golf Club offers you the very best hospitality and a breathtaking 18 hole golf course set out on Threlkeld Common. With unobstructed views of our Lakeland hills Skiddaw, Clough Head, and Blencathra, as golf courses go this has to be one of the most beautiful in England. Our self catering holiday homes are within easy reach and cater for large or small groups.

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Your break away in one of our Lake District Cottages is important to us so we are always listening to our holiday makers about interesting things to do and see in and around the Keswick. Below we have listed some interesting places to visit recommended by our loyal customers.

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Thirlmere is often overlooked as a destination for visitors to the Lake District. However, it has a lot to offer those seeking to distract themselves for a couple of hours or even a full day. In this article, we find out what to do and see on a visit to Thirlmere.

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Round-up of news, cometitions, and events.

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Celebrate Halloween in the Lake District. With Halloween falling in the middle of the October half term school break, there is plenty of opportunity to join in the fun of Halloween here in the Lake District.

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This years Winter Droving takes place on Saturday, 30 November 2013. Come in fancy dress and join in the fun. During the day there is a traditional market and lots of fun & games. Included in the entertainment this year are live bands, craft activities and street entertainment.

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The 2014 Egremont Crab Fair and Gurning Championship [1] are held on the third Saturday in September, which this year falls on the 20th September. The Egremont Crab Fair and Sports Day is one of the oldest fairs in the country, having been established in 1267 [2]. The fair is a celebration of the Crab Apple and not the marine crustacean [3].

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Figures released by the Met Office now confirm that September 2014 has been the driest since records began back in 1910. With the Lake District reliant upon rainfall to replenish the streams and lakes, it has left many at their lowest levels for many years.

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