Each year we aim to have lots happening in the Main Ring, the Small Ring and around The Square and entrance to make sure that your visit is as varied and full as possible.

In recent years we’ve featured landscape and wool-related photography, creative textiles, a local author reading from her farming memoir, sheep shearing demonstrations, fleece handling lectures, local charities and their work and, of course, the Rare Breed Survival Trust and our Rare Breed Parade.

There'll be lots happening in 2019 and we'll be letting you know here and with a Programme download as soon as plans are fixed.

Exhibitions and Events at Woolfest

Full details and a timetable will be in the Programme as well as being available to download in the week’s before Woolfest.

Fundraising auction - this year, we're inviting visitors to create contributions to a Herdwick-themed auction of craftwork. The auction will be in aid of Eden Valley Hospice and is in honour and in memory of Pam Hall, a much-loved member of The Wool Clip and a familiar face at Woolfest for many years. Pam died last year and the Hospice made a big difference to her final weeks so we'd like to thank them if we can.

Giant Knit and Spin In – this has been a regular event on the Friday evening of Woolfest since it began and, if you’ve never seen 100 or so people all together and spinning, knitting and catching up then you shouldn’t miss it. It’s worth buying a ticket in advance but, especially if the weather’s good and we can use the Marquee, there are often tickets available to buy on the day at the Information Desk.