A LAKELAND agricultural show will return next month - five years after the previous event in 2018. 

28-year-old Hawkshead Show committee member Lauren Beswick said people had 'sort of forgotten' the show due to the amount of time since the last event. It was even at risk of not coming back due to the organisers struggling to find the funds for it.

However this year's event may be bigger and better than ever, with many activities being introduced for the first time.

The Mail: Hawkshead Show in 2010. Alison Marton leads the exercise class.Hawkshead Show in 2010. Alison Marton leads the exercise class. (Image: Jon Granger)

For instance there will be a fell race up Latterbarrow and a sports section, which is new to the show. Other events recognisable from previous Hawkshead Shows such as sheep dog trials, gun dog displays, dog classes, horse and pony classes, pet classes, and vintage tractor displays will return. 

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The main ring attraction will be a Shetland Pony Youth Display Team. There will also be a horticultural and homecraft marquee with over 50 trade stands, along with catering options.

When Lauren was asked why there had not been a show in so long, she said: "Covid obviously - and the 2019 show was cancelled due to it being a washout and then we had a lack of funds. With the help of our sponsors, we have managed to put on a show. 

The Mail: Hawkshead Show 2013, Michael Park of Millom with his horse Montague who was the Coloured Show ChampionHawkshead Show 2013, Michael Park of Millom with his horse Montague who was the Coloured Show Champion (Image: Jon Granger)

"Last year we thought it would be the end of it. With a lot of kind offers from local businesses we have managed to raise enough to put on a show. We have already got a sport section going on and a fell race which is totally new.

"It is quite an event for Hawkshead, really one of the main ones."

The show was founded in 1875, and Lauren's grandfather was a committee member. While the show maintains traditions, this year it will accept card payments at the gate for the first time.  

Parking will be free with a ticket for the show, at Hawkshead Hall Farm, on August 22.