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, Sue Blacker of the Natural Fibre Company sharing her fleece knowledge, local charities and their work and, of course, the Rare Breed Survival Trust and our Rare Breed Parade.
Full details and a timetable will be in the Programme as well as being available to download in the weeks before Woolfest.
Demonstrations - Many of our stallholders offer to run demonstrations on their stalls during Woolfest and these have always been popular with visitors. Stall locations, demonstration topics and timings are in the Programme and a schedule will be available to download in the weeks leading up to Woolfest.
Workshops - We have also been asked to run workshops so that visitors have an opportunity to learn a new skill in a more hands on way. For 2019, there will be a couple of such workshops on each day and we’ll be publicising the tutors, locations, topics and costs as soon as the details are all agreed.
There will be a separate charge for Workshops to cover costs and to ensure that the materials needed are available. Please look out for details of the programme of workshops and costs on social media and online as advance booking is going to be essential.