Tickets and prices - Tickets for Woolfest 2020 will be available to pre-book online early in 2020 and then as cash sales on the door at the event. Further details will be posted here and on social media when there's news.
Costs are likely to be £10 for one day including parking and programme or £18 for a two-day ticket. Accompanied children are free and there is no entrance charge for essential carers accompanying wheelchair users either.
Additional tickets and costs - Tickets for Workshops will be available online as soon as details are confirmed and then on the Information Desk at Woolfest if there are spare places. Details of workshops will be on the separate Workshops and demonstrations page and you are advised to book tickets as soon as possible as places are limited for the Workshops. Please also note that the venue for the Workshops is up a flight of stairs and there is no lift - we apologise for this limited access.
Tickets for Friday evening's Giant Knit and Spin In (light refreshments included - tea, coffee and cake) will be available on the Information Desk too. As well as the refreshments included in the ticket price, the Watermill Cafe and the Fairfield Restaurant will be open into the evening for those wanting something more substantial.
Cash - There are no cash facilities at the venue so please come prepared. The nearest cash machines are at the nearby service station or in Cockermouth town centre. There is a free shuttle bus into Cockermouth running throughout both days of the festival.
A number of stallholders offer cashback facilities but they are unable to do this unless you make a purchase - their card machines will not allow them just to give cash. Those stallholders offering cashback facilities will be shown in the programme.
Dogs - Ideally, there should be no dogs at Woolfest. However, to avoid problems in hot cars, visitors may bring a dog into the event but must follow a few simple rules:
- dogs must be on a short lead and under control at all times;
- dogs are NOT allowed in the Livestock aisles or near the route to the rare Breed Parade;
- owners must be aware of other visitors.
Please do not leave dogs in cars - they can die in hot vehicles and the police and RSPCA will be called to let them out.
Payment Cards - Many stallholders are now equipped to take credit or debit card payments. This does vary from stall to stall and is reliant on the mobile signal of wifi so please check on the day. Some stalls may take cheques but this is up to each individual stallholder.
Please note, online ticket sales will end on Tuesday 25th June, after this date, all tickets must be purchased on the door on the day of the event.