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


Well that is it for another year, the show has come and gone, and yes we did it - we had sunshine! The show field was busy all day and I hope that you all enjoyed a brilliant day out with action packed entertainment, or even action packed participation!

All that is left is for me to thank on behalf of the Dog Day committee, all the sponsors, Friends of Patterdale Dog Day and all the helpers who gave up their time and money to put the show on - without all of them the show would not be possible. And finally, a big thank you to you all who came and supported us - without you, there would be no point in holding the show - roll on 2019!

Link to local website for information on local accommodation

Ullswater Tourist Information Centre in Glenridding - 017684 82414

2018 Results

Click to view the results from the 2018 show

Patterdale Dog Day

Welcome to Patterdale Dog Day, our small show runs on the Saturday of the August Bank Holiday weekend and is centred around an open sheep dog trail competition. As well as the dog trail 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. 2019’s show is the 116th 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 2019.

Sponsors of 2018 show

Askham Hall/Ciel Hotels Askham -
Brotherswater Inn/Sykeside Site, Hartsop -
Cartmell Shepherd, Carlisle -
Cumberland Building Society, Carlisle -
Alan Glendinning Haulage Ltd, Penrith -
Armstrong Watson, Penrith -
Cranstons, Penrith -
Fellbites, Glenridding -
Glenridding Mini Market, Glenridding
Hackney & Leigh Ltd, Ambleside -
Inn on the Lake, Glenridding -
Mayson Bros Ltd, Egremont -
Mitchells Livestock Auction, Cocermouth -
O'Malley Plant Hire, Penrith -
Patterdale Hall Estate, Patterdale -
Patterdale Village Store, Patterdale -
Penrith Farmer's & Kidd's, Penrith -
Penrith & District Farmers Mart, Penrith-
T W Relphs
St Patricks Landing
Thomson Hayton Winkley-Rural Law Practice, Kendal -
Ullswater Steamers/Lake District Estates, Glenridding -
WCF Pet & Equestrian, Wigton -

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