Lake District - Ullswater Valley. Patterdale Dog Day. A Farming Community Event



2014 SHOW
Well orgnisation is well underway for our 2014 show. To date the weather this summer has been brilliant - even in Patterdale! Fingers crossed that the lovely weather remains and we have a dry, sunny day for our 2014 show.

We will have all the usual attractions this year, so there will be plenty of things to see and do all day, on what must be one of the most picturesque show sites in England.

After the success of last years's show whereby we were able to make numerous donations to local good causes, we are continuing to run our "Friends of Patterdale Dog Day" to help with the ever increasing costs of running our show, and in the hope of us making a profit again allowing us the opportunity to make donations to more local organisations.

If you are interested in becoming a "Friend" and thereby supporting our small show, then please get in touch with the Secretary, Jo Edwards.

All that is left is to keep your fingers crossed for a fine day on 23rd August and we look forward to seeing you at Patterdale.

2013 Up-date:

After a successful show this year, in the long overdue good weather that we were
blessed with this year, the show turned a profit of just over £1,000.

After extensive discussions amongst the committee it has been decided to donate £200
to each of the following local organisations:
Patterdale School
Ullswater Nursery
Patterdale Cricket Club
Ullswater Football Club

In addition it was agreed to donate £200 to The Prince's Countryside Fund in memory
of Stephen Relph of Rosthwaite, Borrowdale who sadly passed away earlier this year
after a long battle against illness. Stephen's family have long been great
supporters of Patterdale Dog Day, together with being members of the Cumbrian
farming community.

On behalf of the committee may we take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped
contribute towards the successful show which enabled us to make a profit to make the
above donations. Without the great support the event receives these donations would
not be possible - thank you.

Well we had it - this year we had the much wanted dry day for Dog Day. It started
out a bit gloomy but soon brightened up and by early afternoon we even had sunshine!
I hope everyone had a good day and enjoyed all of the events and activities on show.
May the committee take this opportunity to thank everyone involved from sponsors, to
Friends of Patterdale Dog Day to all the volunteers who helped out both before the
day and on the day - without all the support we receive the event would not be
possible. Lastly thank you to you all who came on the day - without you there would
be no point in holding the event! Here's hoping that now we have had a dry day, that
we maybe get another one or two over the next couple of years!

2013 photos and results are now up-dated on the website.

Here's looking forward to 2014!

Link to local website for information on local accommodation

Ullswater Tourist Information Centre in Glenridding - 017684 82414

2013 Results

The results from the 2013 show are now available to download.

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Patterdale Dog Day

Welcome to Patterdale Dog Day, our small show runs on the Saturday of the August Bank Holid3ay weekend and is centred around an open sheep dog trials competition. As well as the dog trial there are many other attractions and shows to keep you entertained throughout the day.

Our traditional country show is situated in one of the most beautiful locations in England.
The show field experiences the spectacular back drop of some of the most beautiful lakeland fells including part of the Helvellyn massif.

Patterdale Dog Day is one of the few remaining genuinely traditional shows. 2011's show is the 108th show to be held at Patterdale and we hope you will join us to enjoy the day.

Come to our day, stay a while amid the beauty of this lovely Lakeland dale and mingle with hill farmers, their families, local residents and visitors from around the world. Take a while to listen to the ancient Cumbrian dialect whilst enjoying the attractions for a leisurely few hours.

Among the attractions on the day include:

Open Sheep Dog Trails All Day
Terrier Show (open )
Open Gundog Show
Children's Pets Class
Show of traditional Sticks and Crooks
Ullswater Foxhound Show
Fell Race (open)
Children's Fell Race
Hound Trials
Craft Tent
Trade Stands
Matterdale & St John's Sheep Show (classes for swaledale & herdwick)
For further details of the days program please see the timetable page.

As well as the above attractions there are refreshments available all day with a catering tent together with a bar

We hope you will come away from the day with some wonderful memories together with a new found contentment and a better understanding of traditional country life.

If the above has taken your fancy then we would love to share our show with you and look forward to seeing you at King George V Playing Field, Patterdale for an enjoyable day of traditional entertainment on Saturday 24th August 2013.

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