The Winter Droving in Penrith

Saturday 12th November 2016 - This event has finished

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Time: 12 noon until late
Organiser: Eden Arts
Email: info(at)
Telephone: 01768 899444
Address: Town Centre
Town: Penrith
County: Cumbria

The Winter Droving in Penrith is a magical festival that celebrates all things rural, traditional and fun and features a torchlit procession through the town of Penrith with fire, lanterns, masquerade, music and mayhem. The event is a celebration of Penrith and its historic role as the market place for the local area, a place where for hundreds of years livestock and produce has been brought for sale.

The 2016 event will feature a Cumbrian food and craft market which opens at 12 noon. Also during the afternoon there will be street performances, live music, the Drovers Cup, funfair, dogs fancy dress competition and much, much more. From 5.30pm there will be a masked fire and light procession through the town. From 7.30pm the Winter Droving Big Bash After Party takes place at Penrith Leisure Centre featuring Mad Apple Circus and Gypsy Hill, with tickets available from Penrith Leisure Centre on 01768 863450.

A full timetable of events can be found in the festival programme available from selected Penrith retailers and on the day.

Winter Droving in Penrith

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