Early Bird Tickets
Discounted tickets available until June 1st. Tickets will be posted to you by the end of July.
Ticket price includes admission to all attractions for both days and postage is free.
The Glastonbury Wool and Alpaca Festival is a community-wide experience, celebrating the Best of Britain’s Sheep and Alpaca.
Glastonbury’s wool festival demonstrates the cycle of sheep and alpaca rearing to produce fleece from field to fashion, interior products and a myriad of other offerings.
Each year we commence with our annual sheep and alpaca run down our High Street and always offer different additions to the event each year. This year we are offering the Rare Breed Society and Shetland Breed Societies with their exhibitions and a demonstrator’s hall. In addition we are hosting a produce fair on Sunday with many local producers that use Sheep and alpaca products!
What you can enjoy with us:
- Annual Sheep and Alpaca Run
- “Have a Go” Demonstration Hall
- Artisan, Crafter and Suppliers Hall
- Sheep Dog Demonstrations, Sheep Shearing, and Wool Handling
- Rare Breed Sheep and Shetland Sheep
- Fashion Show
- Community Feast, with Clogg Dancing
- Produce Fair
- Sheep Run Sponsorship
Our fourth annual sheep and alpaca run will commence at 10am sharp on Saturday, the 24th of August, 2013. Pedestrians are more than welcome to line the sidewalks.
Photographers must register with us prior to the event.
Anyone attending does so at their own risk. Click here to see our terms and conditions for more information.
New this year in Church Hall across from the Town Hall will be the opportunity to try your hand at spinning, peg looming, knitting, crocheting and weaving – or just come to this event and enjoy watching the wonderful skill of our demonstrators. Light refreshments and public conveniences are available.
Our Artisans, Crafters and Suppliers Hall will once again be held in the Town Hall. We offer you two full rooms of the best and unique products and supplies available to us – and all from the UK! These amazing and gifted people want to answer your questions and guide you to what might interest you.
Our Fashion Show is now an annual feature of the Festival, showcasing incredible work done in wool and alpaca in a myriad of mediums – woven cloth, knitwear, crochet, felting, singly and in combination – all done by British artisans, in British Fibre.
Following a fibre packed day, all involved are encouraged to come and join us in a community feast that will be held at the Rugby Club grounds. This will offer both a Vegetarian and A Roast Feast with local produce as a key feature. We will be entertained by the clogg dancing typical of that done in our mills.
As a Sunday Feature this year we are closing off the High Street and presenting a produce fare. We will be offering a remarkable range of country fare, including Ewe cheese and Alpaca meat in addition to all the other attractions.
Sheep Run Sponsorships: This year in order to raise funds to assist us in our new bursary efforts, we are offering the opportunity for you to have your company or organisation’s logo on a sash worn by one of the Freemen or on one of the banners on the sheep and Alpaca pens. Your company or organisation’s name will also be listed on the Sponsors Board out side the Town Hall.