Animals at Woolfest

rare breed parade at Woolfest 2015Woolfest 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 2018 include:  Boreray, Border Leicester, Castlemilk Moorit, Cheviot, Exmoor Horn, Hebridean, Herdwick, Jacob, Manx Loaghtan, North Ronaldsay, Portland, Ryeland, Shetland, Soay, Teeswater, Wensleydale.
We will also have alpacas and angora rabbits on display too.

Links to the websites of those who are bringing animals in 2018 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. 


Exmoor Horn at Woolfest 2016

Alpaca at Woolfest 2016

Castlemilk Moorit at Woolfest 2016

Herdwick ewe and lamb at Woolfest 2016

3 native Cumbrian breeds at Woolfest 2016

North Ronaldsay at Woolfest 2016

Hebridean at Woolfest 2016

Angora rabbit Woolfest 2016