Cumbria's Special Constabulary have been praised for their volunteer work at the Cumberland Show.
A team of special constables gave time to patrol, manage traffic and help the public at the event.
The Cumberland Show committee rewarded the team with a cheque for £500, which will be donated to the Carlisle Youth Zone.
Organisers of the Cumberland Show say that the number of people through the gates was well up on figures from last year.
Thousands of visitors turned out for the 176th event which was held at Carlisle Racecourse.
The event is a highlight in the agricultural calendar, and luckily the rain held off for the day.
Farming Minister George Eustice praised the show for bringing both city and rural communities together
A Government Minister has hailed the Cumberland Show as a 'fantastic' example of city and rural communities coming together.
George Eustice is the Minister for Farming, and has praised Cumbria for it's links to farming communities.
Farming Minister George Eustice has told this programme that the Government are spending £4 million to try and eradicate bovine TB.
He said the recent outbreak of the disease in our region and around the country is a worry.
Mr Eustice said the Government is doing all it can to eradicate the disease. He was speaking at the Cumberland Show.
Gillian Potts. Chairman, Cumberland Show
The 176th Cumberland Show starts today. The annual event at Carlisle Racecourse attracts up to 20 thousand people.
They've been making last minute preparations for a nine thirty start this morning when judging begins in earnest. Visitors will see everything from horse drawn carriage racing to Cumberland wrestling and terrier racing. There will also be zip wires at this year's event
Final preparations are taking place for the 175th Cumberland show at Carlisle Racecourse tomorrow.
Thousands of visitors are expected at one of the largest agricultural shows in the region.
Ryan Dollard reports:
Final preparations are taking place for the 175th Cumberland Show at Carlisle Racecourse tomorrow.
Thousands of visitors are expected as it is one of the largest agricultural shows in the region, and a major red letter day for North Cumbria's farming community.
For the first time in more than half a decade it seems people will be able to leave their umbrellas at home, with sunshine expected all weekend.