|Where:||Penrith, Cumbria- Town Centre with Torchlit Parade from Brentfield Way carpark|
|When:||A Saturday in early to mid November|
|Time:||From noon with Drovers Cup from 1.45, Torchlit Parade at 5.30 and Afterparty from 7.30|
The Winter Droving as Penrith is a modern festival incorporating many traditional elements to celebrate the rural heritage of the region. As well as the torchlit procession after dusk featuring masked lantern bearers, there are agriculturally themed sports, local foods on sale, competitions, music and other entertainments. The Drovers Cup is a team event which includes hay bale racing, pint carrying, sausage eating and a tug-of-war, with the individual events taking place at intervals during the afternoon.
Follow the link below to the event website where you’ll find all you need to know including a full programme of what happens, where and when, road closures and lots of photos.
In 2016 it was on Saturday November 12th – 2017 date is yet to be announced.
Click here for the event website: http://www.winterdroving.uk