SOCIETY Trustees have made the difficulty decision to cancel this year's Penrith Show.

The show was due to take place on Saturday, July 18.

It was felt that the financial risk in seeking alternative options with so much uncertainty forced total cancellation.

Whilst organisers are devastated to be making the announcement, they wholeheartedly support the government on the matter.

Secretary, Mandy Hitch, said: "We know this event is a calendar highlight for many people and that our exhibitors and traders spend many months getting ready for the show, but public health and safety has to be our number one priority for the sake of volunteers, stewards, visitors and for our wider community.

"We have been communicating with our members, sponsors, traders, advertisers and contractors but we would like to thank all who support our Show & Society and extend our best wishes to everybody at this challenging time. We look forward to seeing everyone at the next show scheduled for Saturday, 17 July 2021."

For further information please contact Mandy Hitch on or call 01228 593595.