Sedbergh & District Spring Show
The Spring Show is held in the People’s Hall in late March or early April. There is a wide range of categories including crafts, hand made toys, flowers & plants, garments, home produce, art & photography and special children’s sections plus local organisations’ publicity stands. The Town Band usually performs and there are home made refreshments available.
The Sedbergh annual gala has been taking place every year since 1964. It is held towards the end of May on Lupton Field, Back Lane. Proceeds from the Gala and the bonfire celebrations in November are used to provide a children’s party every January for all primary school children in the area and to assist local groups and individuals who need support for specific causes.
- Procession through the Town.
- Gala Queen and attendants.
- Fancy Dress competition.
- Sedbergh Town Band.
- Maypole dancing.
- Dog show.
- Fell races.
- Children’s sports.
- Rodeo Bull.
- Birds of prey display.
- Football and rounders finals.
- Under-5 activity area.
- Punch & Judy.
- Fairground rides.
- Donkey rides.
- Slide & Maze.
- Army aerial rope slide.
- Cumberland & Westmorland wrestling.
- Beer tent.
Sedbergh Music Festival
From the earliest times churches have been the home of the visual arts but they have also been places of music. Over a two week period in June, every two years, St Andrew’s Parish Church hosts a collection of musical recitals, concerts, talks, lunches and dinners.
Finkle Street Fun Day
Following the success of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Street Party, local businesses joined together with St Andrew’s Church to hold a day of fun in and around the church, churchyard and Finkle Street in each subsequent year with stalls, sideshows, bouncy castle, children’s races, food and refreshments, entertainers and musicians, live bands, face painting and more.
Sedbergh’s first Sheepfest was held in September 2014 with 100 wonderful sheep created by the people of Sedbergh for the Sheep Trail throughout Sedbergh and Farfield Mill combined with a number of sheep related events and activities. This successful event was repeated in 2015 with a Chinese theme in recognition of its being the Chinese year of the sheep. The 2016 Sheepfest took place on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September and for a week after.
This takes place on a Saturday early in November and has included a bonfire at the People’s Hall playing fields and a massive firework display. Please check our events calendar prior to the event for precise details of date and time. Additional attractions have included a competition for the best guy, pumpkin and turnip, games, stalls with hot food, home-made soup, mulled wine, jacket potatoes, fibre-optic sparklers, tombola, bran tub, sweets, pop and toffee apples.
Late Night Opening & Christmas Lights Switch-on
For one evening in early December Sedbergh’s Main Street is closed to traffic (except for Santa’s 4×4 “sleigh”) for the switching on of the Christmas lights. Most shops stay open late for people to enjoy the hospitality of the local traders. Additional attractions include seasonal band music, carols, Santa’s Grotto, “Spot the Item” competition, raffle, mulled wine, mince pies, roast chestnuts and other festive fayre.