Penrith Agricultural Society has cancelled this year’s Penrith Show.
A statement from the society said: “With heavy hearts the trustees of Penrith Agricultural Society have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Penrith Show.
“Planning should have started for this year’s show in October.
“Since then there has been much discussion, over a number of meetings, as how to run a COVID-19 compliant Penrith Show.
“We have tried our best, but we can only make decisions based on current guidelines and these would not be financially viable for our show.
“Agricultural shows like Penrith are not the huge profit making machines like some would think, but breaking even is preferable to a loss.
“We always take a risk with the Cumbrian weather, which has been unkind in the last few years, but to take such a risk in a pandemic is a step too far.”
The society said its arable competition would go ahead as usual and added: “We will save our resources to fund a full and exciting Penrith Show on July 16 2022. So put the date in your diary and we will see you all then!”