No washout at this year's Cartmel Show!

On Wednesday the 5th of August we set up shop at Cartmel Show, described as: "the most comprehensive and picturesque show in the north."

The weather forecast certainly wasn't looking very picturesque ahead of the day and our team's enthusiasm for setting up and running the stall was at an all time low. Thankfully the weather forecast was way off - proving that even the forecasters can get it wrong sometimes!

The morning dawned grey with the odd drop of rain, but after a soggy start things brightened up pretty quickly; for most of the day our stall was bathed in beautiful (if unexpected!) sunshine.

As the weather improved so too did attendance, and our exhibition caravan, which was set up facing the main entrance, allowed us to chat to lots of interested new customers from all over the UK - some on holiday and some just up for the day.

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Cartmel is a traditional country show set in the heart of the beautiful South Lakeland area, where we enjoyed taking in the local scenery as we worked. It's a firm favourite with many people coming back year after year, both locals and visitors who attend from all over the UK and beyond.

It's always held on the first Wednesday in August and on offer you'll find loads of family entertainment packed into the picturesque parkland setting of Cartmel Racecourse. The roots of this show are firmly planted within the agricultural community, and Cartmel Show provides the opportunity for everyone to sample the delights of rural life at its best.

We had with us lots of our existing wood based products and alongside these we also had a full range of exciting new products for the coming winter season. We introduced customers to our new pet bedding and feed range, where our Five a day hay for guinea pigs and rabbits was the surprise hit of the day, prompting a reaction from customers.

All in all a great day was had by organisers, trade stands and visitors alike!

We'll definitely be back next year, so if you didn't manage to pay us a visit this year, you can swing by and say hello the at Cartmel Show in 2016.