Grasmere Sports

The Showfield, Stock Lane, Grasmere, Cumbria
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Grasmere Sports! Traditional Cumberland wrestling, hound trails, dog shows, fell races, strolling musicians, children’s events and activities… it can only mean one thing: the annual Grasmere Sports extravaganza – one of the most popular events in the Lake District sporting calendar.

From the ancient sport of Cumberland wrestling, with bouts in a wide range of weight and age categories, to fell and running races for all levels, and hound trails and dog shows for all pooches from puppies to senior, there’s something for everyone at Grasmere Sports.

Held annually since 1868, this historic event attracts thousands of visitors every year, and whether you’re planning to take part or just want to go and soak up the atmosphere, a great family day out is guaranteed. With craft stalls, food stalls, Fat Cat Brass (watch out for the drummers on stilts) with their unique take on classic pop from the 50s to the present day, and
lots more to see and do besides, is there a better way to spend an August bank holiday in the Lake District? We don’t think so.

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The Showfield, Stock Lane, Grasmere, Cumbria


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Lakeland Retreats do not run this event. For accurate, up to date information, please contact the organiser.
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