2013 Westmorland Show

The 214th Westmorland County show gets underway at Lane Farm in Kendal today and around 30,000 visitors are expected.

Full report: Westmorland Show attracts 30,000

Around thirty thousand people have spent the day soaking up the sights and sounds at one of the region's biggest agricultural shows, and for the first time, the Westmorland County Show had a royal visitor.

The Countess of Wessex was guest of honour at the show near Kendal.

As Ryan Dollard reports, the event came at the end of a summer which has been a pretty good one for Cumbria's farming industry:

Countess of Wessex visits show

The Countess of Wessex at the show Credit: ITV News Border

Bumper crowds turned out to see Westmorland County Show's first royal visitor.

The Countess of Wessex was guest of honour at the show near Kendal.

The day was enjoyed by people of all ages and this brother and sister duo won lots of prizes in the sheep competition.

Nicholas Phillips an Bethany Phillips won Sheep prizes at the show. Credit: ITV News Border

The show boasts the largest local products Food Hall in the North West, and is entirely supported by local producers promoting their own products.

Local refreshments waiting to be enjoyed Credit: ITV News Border

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Bumper year for Westmorland Show

Owner Stanley with pet Saphy, who was the best Great Dane at the Westmorland Show. Credit: ITV News Border

Organisers at the Westmorland Show say that this year has exceeded expectations and they are estimating that more than 30,000 people are at the show.

The rain has stayed off and visitors have been enjoying a whole host of attractions, from cattle and sheep showing, to sampling local food and drink.

30,000 expected at Westmorland Show

The Countess of Wessex Credit: PA

The 214th Westmorland County show gets underway at Lane Farm in Kendal today and around 30,000 visitors are expected.

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex is visiting the show, which is one of the largest and oldest in Cumbria.

Sections include cattle, sheep, goats, horses, pigs, heavy horses, alpacas, dogs and poultry, as well as marquees for The Women's Institute, Learning for Life, Crafts from Cumbria, local produce Food Hall, Rural Crafts and over 350 trade stands.

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