Although it is the aim of the committee to keep The Wasdale Head Show and Shepherds Meet as traditional as possible, over the years other attractions have been introduced to compliment the more traditional classes, these include:

Judging of Shepherds Crooks

Some of you might have seen “Country File” in 2011 where the winning photo for the Country File Calendar in the judge’s selection was of the Shepherds Crooks at The Wasdale Head Show and Shepherds Meet. These Shepherds Crooks are a work of art and well worth taking a look at.


The Best Beard

Just a bit of fun really, but if you have a good beard then why not enter yourself 

The Best Shepherd’s Boots

Another old favourite, Originally Shepherd’s wore locally made boots, alas the cobblers that made these boots have now more or less died out, but the competition lives on, so if you have a good pair of boots then please enter as there are no restrictions.

Sheep Shearing Exhibition

Most years we try to put on a Sheep Sheering Exhibition. This has proved a popular attraction over the years and attracts a lot of attention

The Craft Barn

Alas, the weather at Wasdale Head isn’t always as kind to us as it might be, so a few years ago we introduced The Craft Barn (By Kind permission of Heather and Andrew Naylor-Lopez) to give some of our local traders and producers somewhere to set up their stalls. Lots of different stalls so please don’t forget to have a look in, even on the days when the weather is kind!

The Vintage Classes

This is one of our latest attractions and attracts a marvellous following with up to 100 exhibits, in fact The Wasdale Head Show and Shepherds Meet attracts more vintage entries than many of the larger Shows.
Classes for Tractors, Agricultural Machinery, Stationary Engines, Cars and Motorbikes, There are no restrictions on entries.
Please download, complete and return the vintage class entry form to Jane Collins
There is also a Grand Parade of Vintage Vehicles in the main ring if  Field Conditions allow, please listen to the public address for details.

Trade Stands

Trade Stands, both on the Show-Field and in the Craft Barn are strictly by invitation of the Show Secretary (If you wish to bring a trade Stand then please get in touch well before the show-day).
Trade Stands include a Licensed Beer Tent, Catering van, Ice-Cream van as well as a variety of other Stands both on the Show Field and inside The Craft Barn selling both local wares as well as much more – Browse around as you will be surprised at what you might find.

Other Stands on the Show-Field

Wasdale Mountain Rescue:
Wasdale Mountain Rescue is a volunteer service who look after all the rescues on the local fells, they kindly bring their Landrover onto the Show-Field and display their rescue kit as well as offer First Aid on the day.

Gosforth and District First Responders:
Gosforth and District First Responders, another local volunteer service kindly bring some of their equipment onto the Show-Field also offer First Aid on the day.

Wasdale Local History Society:
Wasdale Local History Society kindly brings a display of old photos onto The Show Field, These are always both interesting and popular, Why not see if you recognise anyone on them, maybe you are on one yourself, or maybe your Father or Grandfather ;-)

Public Address:
Public Address by Alan Tubman.

Raffle in aid of Wasdale May Festival.

For Further details of Trade Stands and other Stands at this years Show, Please contact The Show Field Manager.

Show Secretary Enquiries

Mike Naylor

t: 01946 810350
m: 07734 058400
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Dogs Steward Enquiries

Jim Naylor

t: 019467 27841
m: 07896 484076
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Field Enquiries

Heather Naylor-Lopez

t: 01946726244
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