The original British Wool Festival
Established in 2005

Woolfest was founded to provide a showcase and a celebration of the best of wool and wool crafts. The event is all about creativity and design with beautiful quality, amazing colours and skilled craftsmanship. It is also a great day out and was recognised in 2012 when Woolfest won the Cumbria Tourism Event of the Year Award.

Woolfest offers a showcase of talents
A wealth of advice | A bank of knowledge | A treat for the senses | A treasure trove of natural fibres

Whatever your wool interests - Woolfest is for you.

Please browse the site and keep in touch - whether you’re planning a visit, want to know what’s happened in the past or would like to be part of next year’s Woolfest - all the information you need should be here.

The Campaign for Wool, Patron HRH The prince of Wales


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Visitors

Woolfest 2016 will be held on Friday 24 June 10am-6pm and Saturday 25 June 10am-5pm at Mitchell's Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0QQ.

Disabled access and no entrance charge for essential carers. 

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Stallholders

If you have a wool-related business and would like to apply for a stall at Woolfest, we welcome applications from new businesses as well as established favourites. Please note that application forms for  2016 are not  available until November 2015.

We try to ensure a good mix and also maintain a high quality threshold, so it is a big help to us if first timers can supply pictures of work, promotional literature, even samples with their applications - anything that helps us to understand what you could offer and add to Woolfest.

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