Every September, WoodFest brings the heart of Hatfield Forest to life. This popular festival is a 'must do' on many calendars so, if this is your first time, you'll be in for a treat!

What's happening at WoodFest in 2017?

WoodFest is being held on Friday to Sunday, 8 to 10 September.  The music programme starts on Friday at 19.00, until 23.00, continues on Saturday from 12.00 until late, and then on Sunday from 12.00 to 17.00.  The stalls will be open from 10.00 on Saturday and Sunday.

As always there will be plenty to entertain you in the Lake area over the weekend.  

Live music 

Local acts from all over come to play on the 'main stage' and take part in the 'open mic' stage. There's everything from folk and 90's covers to rock, brass and metal. We'll be announcing some of the bands on our Facebook page as the WoodFest weekend approaches.

Arts and Crafts

The lake area bustles with a large variety of stalls to indulge your inner shopper. Whatever your fancy you'll find something to buy for your home or a loved one. Traditional crafts sit alongside contemporary, original gifts. So, if you want to see how a wooden bowl is turned, or buy a sculpture for your garden, then this is your opportunity.

Food and drink

As well as our popular Forest Cafe menu and our new food truck Hank, there'll be some other delicious food stalls to keep hunger at bay whilst you're dancing the hours away...

Caravaning and Camping

Complete your festival experience by booking your caravan/camper or camping pitches, on-line or by phone, through the National Trust booking office.  

Booking is essential.

Pitches are available from 16.00 on Fri 8 Sep.

Luxury Glamping

For 2017, luxury glamping will be available.  We are working with Events Under Canvas to offer this special experience in our ancient woods.  They will pitch you a beautiful fully furnished bell tent to your exact specfications, to beyour woodland dwelling for the weekend.  Prices range from £299 to £491.

Please e-mail: info@eventsundercanvas.co.uk or call: 01206 298074, for full prices, information and booking.  Please mention "Woodfest" when contacting them, as these packages are bespoke for our event.

Other Enquiries

For enquiries about stalls, catering outlets and bands, please contact:

Stalls: Julie Benewith

Catering: Sarah Lake

Bands: Ian Pease