Sedbergh Sheepfest is an amazing two-day Festival in September celebrating all things woolly! With rolling hills and lush green fields, there’s no great surprise this corner of the Dales is sheep country. There’s an old saying ‘wool is my bread’, which is all too true for Sedbergh and the surrounding Dales, as between the 16th to the early 20th century, this was the heart of Britain’s knitting industry.
Today the wool trade still plays a part in the narrative of Sedbergh… Farfield Mill explores Sedbergh’s woolly heritage and is home to artisan crafts people who are continuing that legacy. Whilst a number of Sedbergh’s farmers and artisans have also drawn are also drawing on this legacy and have successfully established a thriving boutique wool industry.
This year’s theme is ‘rubbish sheep’ inspired by people’s desire to enjoy a more sustainable and eco-friendly way of living. Local businesses, organisations and individuals will work together to create their very own life-sized sheep made from recycled materials, which will be on display throughout the town during the weekend. Sheepfest, will take place this tear between Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd September.
For more information visit: www.sedbergh.org.uk