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The Cumbria Tourism Awards celebrate the best Cumbria has to offer and are now in their 16th year. Cumbria’s tourism businesses, and the talented individuals behind them, drive a visitor economy worth £2.72 billion. Their achievements, hard work and dedication are worthy of recognition.

Cumbria offers ever increasing levels of quality and service to over 45 million annual visitors and the Cumbria Tourism Awards recognise those businesses offering excellence and innovation in their product, service, welcome, marketing and sustainable practices.

For our Tourism Event of the Year award we open it up to the public to vote for their favourite in 2018. Below are the four shortlisted events for you to vote for. Only one vote counts in the scoring. Voting closes on Tuesday 22nd May, when all the votes will be counted and the awards panel, along with the event applications decide the winner. The shortlisted event finalists all gather with the other 18 award category finalists, at the celebratory evening at Cartmel Racecourse on the 20th June 2018.

Vote using the voting form on screen or register your vote by email at

Westmorland County Show

Westmorland Show
Established in 1799, Westmorland County Show is proud to be one of the UK’s oldest and largest one-day agricultural shows. A show with its heart in agriculture, Westmorland offers a diverse range of content appealing to visitors of all ages and interests with an enviable reputation nationally.

Regularly attracting over 30,000 visitors, HRH Prince Charles visited in 2017 and enjoyed the atmosphere of what is described as “Simply the Best” agricultural show in the country.

Winter droving

Penrith comes alive with fire, light, music, animal masked performers and participants, food and carefully crafted mayhem. The Winter Droving is a celebration of agricultural heritage and carnival featuring high quality street performance art and live music, as well as the distinctive fire and lantern parade that the event culminates in.

Now in its seventh year, it is embedded in the local imagination. The 2017 attracted 20,000 visitors to Penrith and £1.3 million to the local economy.
Winter Droving


Printfest, Ulverston is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary hand-made prints by some of the best printmakers in the UK and beyond. Printfest is an opportunity to buy etchings, screen-prints, linocuts, wood engravings, collographs and stone lithographic prints direct from the artists, and find out more about printmaking.

Founded in 2001 it is the UK’s foremost artist-led printmaking festival, and takes place each early May bank holiday at the Coronation Hall in Ulverston.


C-Art Festival is Cumbria’s award-winning festival promoting contemporary arts and has attracted 231k visitors over the last 7 years.
C-Art gives a platform to the new and emerging as well as the traditional. The C-Art Festival 2017 focused on bringing more contemporary art and performance to Cumbria, forging national and international relationships, and promoting contemporary Cumbrian arts events throughout the 10-day festival.

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