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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.
The show boasts the largest local products Food Hall in the North West, and is entirely supported by local producers promoting their own products.
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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.
The NFU County Chairman,Alan Dickinson, is at the Westmorland Show talking to farmers. He said:
"Farming needed a good year after two bad ones. The weather this year has been a huge improvement. The stock are happier and so are farmers."
Jeff Robinson has been sampling the local produce at the Westmorland show.
He said: "It has been a great day so far, good food, nice beer. Lots of fun".
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.
Exotic animals at Knowsley Safari Park are the big winners in a supermarket's efforts to help the environment. A branch of Sainsbury's in Liverpool is supplying tonnes of unsold food to the safari park to ensure it doesn't clog up landfill sites.
Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is to be made a freeman of Trafford borough in October. A road near Old Trafford stadium will also be renamed Sir Alex Ferguson Way.
– Sir Alex Ferguson
"I am delighted to accept this honour from Trafford Council. When I arrived at Old Trafford in 1986 I had little idea of the journey that awaited me. Over quarter of a century later, to receive the Freedom of the Borough of Trafford and to have a part of Trafford carrying my name is truly humbling."
– Matt Colledge, leader Trafford Borough Council
"Sir Alex has contributed significantly to Trafford over a sustained period of time through his strong leadership of the Manchester United team and it was felt that the Honorary Freeman title and the renaming of the street was a fitting tribute to him. Football contributes significantly to the borough through the large number of visitors it attracts and jobs it creates. It has been through the success of the team that the club has grown in strength over the years, becoming one of the world's most successful and renowned clubs."
Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is to receive the honorary freedom of Trafford borough. He will be formally honoured in October 14. A road near Old Trafford stadium will also be renamed Sir Alex Ferguson Way.