The Winter Droving | Penrith | 2018 | 27 October

the magical day of rural celebration, food, fun, games - masquerade and fire in Penrith Cumbria

An Eden Arts Project
Whats On

Find out what to expect at the Winter Droving 2018 inc. headliners Electric Swing Circus. Full line-up Information released soon.


Rustic food, local arts and crafts, mulled drinks and more!

Dog Fancy Dress Competition

Sign up your pooch for the best dogwalk in town.

Procession Torches

Sign up to carry a torch or pull a lantern!


Everybody wears a mask!


1.45pm King St and 2.15pm Great Dockray


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About US

A right rural gathering.........
Join the Herd! - fire, animation, music and merriment

.....including a traditional Cumbrian market featuring local food and drink, and high quality arts and crafts.

There are rural games such as tug of war and hay bale racing to win the Drovers Cup (currently held by Cumbria Fire & Rescue & The Croglin Vampires) as well as fantastic array of street entertainment.

Then as night falls welcome the mystical masked procession...featuring fire, music, mayhem and animals aplenty.

Now in its seventh year the Winter Droving has quickly established itself as a key event in the Cumbrian calendar, attracting thousands of people from all over the north. There are lots of opportunities to join in (carry a torch in the procession or enter a team into the Drovers Cup) or to simply stand around gawping and feeding your face and maybe throw a few coconuts about!!!

Join the Herd for a spectacular celebration of winter and Penrith’s agricultural heritage – illuminating Penrith with fire, animation, music and merriment.

  • 100% quality food
  • 100% Inspiration
  • 100% Entertainment
  • 100% Enjoyment

The Team

great things need great people - the Eden Arts team
Inventor and orchestrator of the Winter Droving
Head of Projects
Gets stuff done. Exactly what it says on the tin.
Project Manager
Bryoney has many talents and is a fountain of Winter Droving knowledge
Technical Manager
Simon is your man for all technical solutions – lighting a speciality (he is a theatre lighting designer too)
Project Officer
Jo is the main Visual Arts connector, given that she co-ordinates C-Art, Cumbria\’s biggest arts event!

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