HOLKER Hall’s Spring Fair was bursting with life at the weekend as waves of people were in attendance to enjoy all the stalls, events, and entertainment.

People had the chance to discover a spring showcase of delicious artisan food, glorious flowers and plants and beautiful handmade gifts alongside lively entertainment from well-known local acts such as Becki Fishwick, the Thieving Magpies, and many more.

One new feature this year was the ‘fun dog show’ which saw many hopefuls look to get their beloved pets star on stage.

Many entered their prize-winning pooches in the following categories:

Saturday May 1:

12.00pm – Loveliest Lady

2.00pm – Golden Oldie (Aged 8+)

4.00pm – Best Paw Shake

Sunday May 2:

12.00pm – Handsome Hound

2.00pm – Best Puppy (up to 2 years)

4.00pm – Waggiest Tail

One Fair goer was sad to have missed the dog show but still enjoyed their day out.

"It is really nice to get out and about, the sun was shining when we got there and everyone was just really excited to see people face to face, especially some of the stall holders," she said.

"We missed the dog show, but we still saw lots of cute dogs walking around the fair with their little rosettes on.

"Everyone has stuck to the safety guidelines and it has been a much-needed fun day out with the family."

The well-loved stately home situated only a short distance from Cartmel has been host to many great events pre-Covid and is keen to get back on track with this recent event and expressed how excited they were too see visitors enjoying themselves and that they ‘cannot wait to welcome people back’.

Another person attending the event is one sure to be back, she said: "The fair was fantastic, there were so many food stalls we didn’t know how to choose. The singers were good entertainment and it was nice to be able to support some local businesses after a bad year."

There is much more to come this Summer as well as they are due to host ‘Summer Theatre weekend in Pagan’s Grove’

on Saturday June 5 and Sunday June 6. Other future events include ‘Tales of Oz at Holker Hall’ and ‘Once Upon A Crime – Murder Mystery through Holker Gardens’ .