Woolfest is known for its fine display of fibre-producing animals including several rare breeds, local Cumbrian fell sheep breeds and plenty of experts, farmers and breeders for you to chat with to find out more.
Sheep breeds attending Woolfest in 2016 included Black Welsh Mountain, Bluefaced Leicester, Border Leicester, Castlemilk Moorit, Exmoor Horn, Gotland, Hebridean, Herdwick, Jacob, Manx Loagthan, North Ronaldsay, Rough Fell, Ryeland, Shetland, Swaledale, Teeswater and Wensleydale. We also had alpacas and angora rabbits on display too.
if you are considering applying for a stand to show your livestock, applications are now open. Relevant forms and information are available below:
Links to the websites of those who brought animals in 2016 can be seen here.
Please note, Woolfest is not really a suitable venue for dogs. We have all this livestock to consider and would prefer it if you didn't bring your dog to the show.
We love having fleece animals at the event and they are always a big draw, especially for families – thank you to everyone who makes this part of Woolfest happen and don’t forget, there’s a chance to find out more about the breeds at the Rare Breed Parade in the Main Ring each day.