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 2019 Spring Show took place on 30th March. Click here for a list of cup and prize winners.

The 2020 show is scheduled for Saturday 25th April.


Sedbergh Gala

The 2019 Sedbergh Gala will be held on Saturday 18th May. Click here for more details.

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.

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. The next Music Festival takes place from 3rd. to 14th  June 2020.

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.


Sheep with stir-frySedbergh’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. In 2019 Sheepfest was held on 21 and 22 September with a theme of reduce, reuse, recycle.

Fireworks Celebration

This takes place in early November with a fireworks display at the People’s Hall. Additional attractions include a pre-fireworks kid’s disco, food and drink stalls, and a late evening band and disco.

Late Night Opening & Christmas Lights Switch-on

Christmas in Main StreetFor one evening in early December Sedbergh’s Main Street is closed to traffic 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, raffle, mulled wine, mince pies, roast chestnuts and other festive fayre.