What's on in Appleby-in-Westmorland: Appleby Events Calendar for 2018-19.


We’ve a full and varied calendar of events and activities to enjoy in and around Appleby throughout the year. From live music to circus performances and cultural talks to specialist markets, there's plenty of things to do to suit all ages and interests, including Appleby's annual events. Plan your visit to Appleby and the villages of Eden Valley to make your visit here a memorable one. Visit the What's on Appleby section of our home page for Appleby events month by month.


What's on next in and around Appleby?


Appleby Events

Whats on Appleby: A Christmas Evening with Owls  

A Christmas Evening with Owls
21st December, 18:30, Appleby Castle, Cost: FREE

The World Owl Trust is giving a flying display at 7.30 pm and a chance to meet and handle owls all evening. Gates open at 6.30pm. There will be a price for the best owl fancy dress and face paints.

Whats on Appleby: PADDINGTON 2  

23rd December, 17:30, Great Asby Village Hall, Cost: Adults £5, children £3.

Pizza available from the pub but please order ahead. Info via cinema@asbyparish.org.uk

Paddington is happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

Whats on Appleby: Town Carol Service  

Appleby Town's Christmas Carol Service
23rd December, 18:30, Sands Methodist Church, Appleby, Cost: FREE

On Sunday December the 23rd at 6.30 pm The Sands Methodist Church is hosting the town's annual joint carol service to which those from all churches or none will be very welcome. This is a traditional service of old and new carols and readings. On Christmas day a short family service will take place at 10.30 again everyone is welcome to join with us at the Sands Methodist Church.

Whats on Appleby: New Years Eve Appleby Castle  

New Years Eve at Appleby Castle
31st December, 18:00, Appleby Castle, Cost: £75

New Years Eve Appleby Castle with the Gershwin Gang, a Jester and a Piper playing throughout the evening plus fireworks and disco.

Whats on Appleby: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society.  

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
17th January, 19:15, Warcop Parish Hall, Cost: £4

Remote Cinema Presents: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society. Showing at Warcop parish hall. Doors open 18:45 screening at 19:15. Advanced tickets £4 via warcopcinema@outlook.com at the door £4.50 and under sixteens £2.50

Whats on Appleby: Welsh Male Voice Choir  

Parti Cut Lloi.
27th January, 19:30, Appleby Public Hall, Cost: £12

North Westmorland Arts presents: The Welsh male voice choir, Parti Cut Lloi (Party Kit Lloy) from the Banw Valley in Montgomeryshire who first got together to enter the National Eisteddfod in 2003. Their conductor, Sian James is a famous welsh folk singer in her own right, but clearly has a magical touch to bring together this group of men.

Whats on Appleby: Appleby Archaeology Group  

Lead tokens from Holm Cultram Abbey
7th February, 19:30, Appleby Market Hall, Cost: £3

Appleby Archaeology Group Presents: Investigating lead tokens from Holm Cultram Abbey, by Kate Renwick.

Whats on Appleby: The Bluestrings  

The Bluestrings
17th March, 17:00-20:00, Three Greyhounds Inn, Great Asby, Cost: UNKNOWN

The Three Greyhounds Inn presents The Bluestrings. It's an all ticket event so contact the venue for reservations.


Appleby Classic Car Tour

Appleby Events: Classic Car Tour

Classic cars congregate in the grounds of the castle, a magnificent combination of classic designs and architecture. Details of the next tour held in May can be found on the Appleby Classic Car Tour website hosted by Appleby Rotary Club.


Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby Events: Hourse Fair

A colourful spectacle that has its origins from around 1685. The fair is held in early June every year on Fair Hill. It's a major cultural gathering for travelling people and attracts huge numbers of visitors to the town who come to experience the horse sales and the traditional washing of horses in the Eden river.

The fair is a long weekend event held on the first weekend in June. In 2019 travellers will start to arrive on Thursday the 6th of June. More details on Appleby Fair's website.


Appleby Carnival

Appleby Events: Carnival

The town chooses a theme each year and processes through the town each July and gather on the castle ground where the day is spent playing games and socialising into the late evening with music and dance. The theme for 2019 is 'decades'. More details can be found on the Appleby Carnival Facebook page.


Appleby Agricultural Show

Appleby Events: Agricultural Show

The Appleby Agricultural Society, which was established in 1841, hosts the annual Appleby Agricultural Show each August. Amongst the agricultural attractions the show  includes Cumberland & Westmorland Wrestling, Horse Jumping and Terrier Racing. Details about the event can be found on the Appleby Agricultural Show website.


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The date and time of the event e.g. Sunday 30th September 2018, 12 Noon till 4.30 pm.


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