Idiot’s Guide

An idiot’s guide to the Winter Droving


Penrith’s biggest market 10am – 8pm

Pick up an Eden Arts wristband for special offers, free gifts and discounts from some market traders…

Available from Eden Arts Info Point in Market Square


Everybody wears a mask

Mask are available from Eden Arts Info Point in Market Sq.

or have a go at making your own…


Entertainment through the town, from 12 noon

(don’t miss the Vets 4 Pets Fancy Dress for Dogs Competition, starting the day at 12 from the Mart Stage) full timetable here

The Mart Stage (Market Sq.) ft. Fancy Dress for Dogs, Blue Jam Youth Jazz, Boom Dang, BAAB, The Dick Danger Show, Blast Furness & Baybeat

The Band Stand (Cornmarket) ft. WeareQuasars, The Black Guards, Balkanics, The Weirdstring Band, Price of My Pig & Green Man’s Apprentice

The Melodrome Stage (King St.) ft. Emily Richardson, Rumjig, Lyons & La Zel, Fire Beneath the Sea, DopeSickFly

Wangos Travelling Stage (Great Dockray) ft. Uncle Carbunkle, Dansi & The Baghdaddies

Roaming, Street Performers and More…. ft. Other Half Productions, Madame Sybilis, Same Difference Arts, The Chilean Bird, Little Fawn Caravan Puppet Theatre & The Flying Colours


The Kyloes Drovers Cup

1.45 in King Street (Hay Bale Racing, Pint Pass and Egg Throwing)

2.15 in Great Dockray (Tug-o-War and Cumberland Sausage Eating)


The Fire and Lantern Procession

Sets off from St Catherine’s RC School, Drovers Lane, at 6.30pm

(It should arrive in market sq at approx. 7pm)


The Baghdaddies

After leading the procession through the town, the Baghdaddies will take to the stage in Great Dockray for a final set to get you dancing into the night…