Looking ahead to November and the Penrith Winter Droving Festival

20th October 2015 • Under: News


The Winter Droving Festival held in Penrith annually in November is always an exciting event for us, the area and for our guests.

Each year it gets bigger, better with more things to see, do and watch and even bigger attendances. This year is definitely set to follow suit with even more music than before with a new event, The Masqued Mash Up After Party. This will be a large indoor gig at Penrith Leisure Centre with hugely popular bands such as The Baghdaddies, The Electric Swing Circus and Holy Moly and the Crackers. This will be taking place after the procession and when all the town centre action has finished.

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Being held during the day and going right through into the night creates an extra special experience for all who attend with the torch parade being one of the biggest spectacles. During the day there will be Cumbrian food and craft markets so a good chance to sample some delicious food, buy some to take home or start the Christmas shopping. Alongside the markets will be street performers and music through the day too, a fair and fun shows such the highly entertaining dog fancy dress competition (although we’re never sure how much in agreement the dogs are with this!). Visit for the full event details and schedules.

We’re fully booked for Winter Droving night Saturday 14th November but have rooms available for the Friday evening enabling the day activities to be enjoyed on the Saturday. Join us early on the Friday for afternoon tea too. Book via or telephone us on 01768 863952