What's on in Appleby-in-Westmorland: 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?


Annual Events

Whats on Appleby: Warcop Ghost Walk  

Warcop Ghost Walk
26th October, 18:00, Warcop Parish Hall, Cost: FREE

The event is still being planned but expect Halloween costumes with scares and surprises. Walkers will be treated to storytelling and a scary ride on a Ghost Train with fireworks at Warcop Hall to round off an eerie evening of collecting ghosts, monsters and zombies from around the village. More event details.

Whats on Appleby: BINGO Night  

26th October, 19:00, Appleby Market Hall, Cost: FREE

A fundraiser for Appleby's 2019 Carnaval with great prizes, raffle and children's games.

Whats on Appleby: Hubcraft Craft Fair  

Hubcraft Craft Fair
27th October, 10:00-15:00, Appleby Hub, Cost: FREE

Our artisan craft fair features a colourful array of local, individual crafts it's a great place to visit.


Whats on Appleby: The Shape of Water  

The Shape of Water (with dinner)
27th October, 18:00, Appleby Market Hall, Cost: £11

Shape of Water, directed by Guillermo del Toro whose science-fiction fairy tale about a love story between a mute woman and an amphibious fish god, is exactly as weird as it sounds, but also rather sweet. It has been described as an incredible film that deserves all its accolades and statues which include 4 Oscars.

Tickets £11 for food and film (book), film only £4 at the door. Food tickets must be booked in advance from Appleby Tourist Information Centre or the Courtyard Gallery, Appleby. For further information 07903 858093 or email: courtyardgallery@btconnect.com

Whats on Appleby: Festival of Fire & Light  

Appleby Festival of Fire and Light
28th October, 17:30, Appleby Castle, Cost: £tba

Enjoy a spectacular evening at Appleby Castle, this years display promises to be amazing and different.

Whats on Appleby: The lost early medieval Kingdom of Rheged  

The lost early medieval Kingdom of Rheged
8th November, 17:30, Supper Room Market Hall Appleby, Cost: £3

Appleby Archaeology Group Presents: The lost early medieval Kingdom of Rheged, by Ronan Toolis of Guard Archaeology.

Whats on Appleby: From Westmorland to the Western Front  

From Westmorland to the Western Front
9th November, 19:30, St.Oswald's Church, Ravenstonedale, Cost: Donations

A parish remembers WWI: An evening of words, music & knitting. Doors open 7pm with supper served at 8:45. Donations for the charity There But Not There.

Whats on Appleby: Leviathan  

10th November, 19:30, Appleby Public Hall, Cost: £10

Leviathan follows Ahab, a ship captain hell-bent on capturing the white whale; Moby Dick, a beast as vast and dangerous as the sea itself, yet serene and beautiful beyond all imagining. Ahab’s crew are drawn into the unhinged charisma of their captain, blindly following him on his perilous adventure towards almost certain destruction. Multi-award winning choreographer James Wilton re-imagines Herman Melville’s seminal novel, Moby Dick. Featuring a cast of 6, Wiltons trademark blend of athletic dance, martial arts, capoeira and partner-work, Leviathan will have you on the edge of your seat.

Whats on Appleby: Remembrance Parade  

Appleby Remembrance Parade
11th November, 10:25, Boroughgate Appleby, Cost: FREE

2017 was a fantastic town parade.... Let's make 2018 Bigger & Better than ever before to remember those who've gone before in this, the 100th year since the end of the WW1.

Join the Parade or come along to support those that do Parade. For More info about The Poppy Appeal or The Parade, contact Mal Bellamy or Simon Christopher Walton.

Whats on Appleby: Jaywalkers  

11th November, 19:30, Dufton Village Hall, Cost: £9

Jaywalkers have been delighting audiences for over 10 years; taking their exciting, inventive and virtuosic brand of Americana up, down and around the UK and Europe. These three outstanding musicians have developed a tight bond, demonstrated through their well-crafted, tasteful arrangements and ability to bounce ideas around the stage. Not limited by their sum, the rousing combo of powerhouse bass, flame-fingered mandolin, blistering fiddle and three-part harmony pack a punch as fiery as Jay’s lead vocals. Watch them on youtube for a taste of their music.

Whats on Appleby: The Post (film)  

The Post (film)
15th November, 19:15, Warcop, Cost: £4.50

Warcop Remote Cinema presents: The Post. Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks shine in Spielberg’s defence of the press and its freedom to expose corruption.

Whats on Appleby: Folk duo JINSKI  

18th November, 17:00-20:00, Three Greyhounds Inn Great Asby, Cost: FREE

Based on Tyneside, indie folk duo JINSKI are song writer Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, a partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody. Their music touches the borders of folk, country, and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern.

Whats on Appleby: Solem Quartet  

Solem Quartet
18th November, 19:30, Appleby Public Hall, Cost: £12

Solem Quartet are Amy Tress (violin), William Newell (Violin), Alistair Vennart (viola) and Stephanie Tress (cello) first came together as an ensemble whilst at the University of Manchester back in 2011.

Whats on Appleby: Sparkle Day  

Sparkle Day
24th November, 17:30, Boroughgate Appleby, Cost: FREE

Come and join in the fun and enjoy the switching on of the Town's Lights.

Whats on Appleby: The Deep End  

The Deep End
24th November, 20:00-23:00, The Midland Hotel Appleby, Cost: FREE

Music at The Midland presents: 'The Deep End' electric acoustic duo.

Whats on Appleby: Charity Auction  

Charity Auction
24th November, 19:00-01:00, Kirkby Stephen Rugby Club, Cost: £10

Annual Charity Auction taking place on the 24th November at Kirkby Stephen Rugby Club. Tickets are £10 each which includes a pie and peas supper, wine and auction, followed by a disco. Supporting and raising funds for Kirkby Stephen Hockey club and Hospice at Home.

Whats on Appleby: Attard and Zerafa Play  

Attard and Zerafa Play...
9th December, 19:30, Appleby Public Hall, Cost: £12

North Westmorland Arts presents: Philip Attard on sax & Christine Zerafa on piano. Gozitan saxophonist Philip Attard has appeared as a soloist in several concert series and venues around Europe and the USA, the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, St James Piccadilly and Cadogan Hall. London-based Maltese pianist Christine Zerafa has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in various concert series and festivals around the Maltese islands and overseas. She has completed a Masters degree (MMus) in Solo Performance at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester, Christine is a highly sought-after chamber musician and piano accompanist.


Appleby Classic Car Tour

Whats on Appleby: 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

Whats on Appleby: 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

Whats on Appleby: 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

Whats on Appleby: 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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It's easy to add Appleby's events to your website. Follow the white road signs below to get the code from Twitter and follow the instructions.
Appleby-in-Westmorland, in cooperation with Eden Valley Eye, maintains the event collections for residents and visitors to Eden Valley. One collection for Appleby and its surrounding villages and another collection for Eden Valley Penrith, Appleby and Kirkby Stephen.

If you want your event to feature in these collections then follow the yellow sign post.


How to add
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The name of your event e.g. Church View Garden Open Day


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


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Add #westmorlandevents for Appleby or #edenvalleyevents for Eden Valley.


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