The original British Wool Festival

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 2018 will be on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd June from 10am. 

Entrance £10 (£15 for a two-day ticket) on the door. 
 (including parking and programme; accompanied children free)

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. But please note, Woolfest is not really a suitable venue for dogs. We have livestock to consider and would prefer it if you didn't bring your dog to the show.  


The Campaign for Wool, Patron HRH The prince of Wales



Woolfest 2018 will be held on Friday 22 June 10am-6pm and Saturday 23 June 10am-5pm at Mitchell's Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0QQ.

Disabled access and no entrance charge for essential carers. 

Online ticket sales will be available in Spring 2018, but remember that there will always be plenty of tickets on the door - £10 including parking and programme or £15 for a two-day ticket.

What’s on Online Ticket Sales Newsletter


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. Application forms for 2018 are now available!

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.

More info & Applications