WoodFest at Hatfield Forest, 4-6 September 2020

Enjoy a final festival fling before autumn sets in. 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!

The Festival in the heart of the wood celebrated summer's merge into Autumn, with wonderful music, crafts, dance, food and more. The lake side setting bustled with life as people enjoyed WoodFest 2019.

What's happening in 2020?

WoodFest 2020 runs from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 Sep 2020.

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 and your children in the Lake area over the weekend. 

The majority of our visitors come for the day but we also offer the opportunity to stay over for the weekend, with camping and caravanning available.  This needs to be booked in advance.

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.

The Green Stage comes alive when the main stage falls silent
The Green Stage at WoodFest during the evening with green lights dancing across the image and moonlight in the sky with a backdrop of evergreen trees
The Green Stage comes alive when the main stage falls silent

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.

Treat yourself to one of the many craft offerings
Bunches of dried flowers for sale
Treat yourself to one of the many craft offerings

Food and Drink

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

There'll also be several bars, offering a range of real ales and ciders, plus other drinks.  The Gin Bar returns, by popular request.

Enjoy a twilight drink
One of the several bars at Woodfest
Enjoy a twilight drink

Caravaning and Camping

Complete your festival experience by staying for the weekend in the heart of the forest in you tent, caravan or campervan. 

You will need to book your pitches in advance, on-line or by phone, through the National Trust booking office (0344 2491895). Booking opens in early March 2020.

Take the opportunity to camp in the Forest
The campsite at Woodfest
Take the opportunity to camp in the Forest

Other Enquiries

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

Stalls: Nick Jones

Catering: Sarah Lake

Bands: Ian Pease

Video

What is Woodfest?

So what's this all about? Take a quick look at our video from Woodfest 2019.