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Here are the 2014 attractions, Details for the 2015 festival will be here as they become available.

It's a long list!... Take your time...


You will be given a programme when you arrive for exact timings.

Two display rings

In 2014 we will have the ever popular 'country ring' with displays of Heavy Horses. The main ring will include lots of exciting acts including vintage vehicle displays, dog & duck herding as well as all the favourites


Worstead 5 Road Run

Please see for details. The race usually draws some great crowds so it pays to get your entry in quickly. You’ll be cheered along the route and there’s the chance to chill out with music and a drink after the race.


On the Field

Please click here for more details


Main Field



Science in a Suitcase will be back once again this year performing their pop-up science show. We don't know where they'll pop-up (or when)... So keep you eyes open!

The Cromer Pier show will be on the stage along with Historical Play your Cards RIght.

Medieval Encampment

In days of old when knights were bold . . .they would have probably enjoyed joining the fun of a festival or two. So this year we’ve invited the Norfolk and Norwich Medieval Association along to join the weekend of fun. There will be the chance to see knights in fighting form, for youngsters to see what wearing the traditional armour was like and have a go at age-old crafts and see a medieval encampment as it would have been all those years ago. They’re an enthusiastic bunch and will be happy to chat about their hobby, encourage you to join in and give you a few tips on archery.


Best of Norfolk Food

In its own dedicated marquee The Best of Norfolk Food will seek to bring the very best Norfolk chefs, cooks and produce for visitors to see demonstrations and shop for ingredients. Click here for more details

Craft Stalls

We've got some particularly talented folk around Worstead and we're aiming to showcase some of the best crafts from the area and nearby. From children's wooden toys to handmade jewellery and stalls selling unusual or funky gifts, the aim is to bring a real cross section of crafters and suppliers to the 2014 festival. Have a browse round and see what you think. Bet you find something you like.


Kids Zone

Join a race or two, hear some stories, delight in some madcap science and have a go at making some exciting crafts. That’s all for the kids, though we’re happy if mums and dads help them out a bit too. There’s clowning around with razz, too, and face-painting and it’s all a great chance to have some fun and games. Click here for more details


Tradional Sideshows

Including a Coconut Shy, the "Mousetrap" game, Splat the Rat, Bowling for a pig and many more.


Rocket Tent

Build your own rockets and launch them!


Workshops and displays

Brought to you by the Parkour Alliance (Saturday) and Trix 'n' Stix Drumming group (Sunday).


Display Ring

All the favourites including Dog & Duck Herding, Westover vets Dog & Pet show, Lurcher Display, Military vehicles, Starting Handle Club parade and much more!.

  Saturday 26th July Sunday 27th July


Dog & Duck Herding Lurcher Display
13:30 Military Vehicle Display Military Vehicle Display
14:00 Lurcher Display Dog & Duck Herding
14:30 Westover Vets Dog & Pet Show Westover Vets Dog & Pet Show
15:00 Starting Handle Club Display Starting Handle Club Display
16:00 Dog & Duck Herding Lurcher Display
16:30 Lurcher Display Dog & Duck Herding



Featuring music from Dumbfoundus, The Worstead Choir, The Booze Brothers, Miserable Man and other acts to be announced.

  Saturday 26th July Sunday 27th July
11:00 Seaside Special  
12:00 Historical Play Your Cards Right Avi80rs
13:00 Radio Norwich Miserable Man
14:00 Bare Essentials The Choir Worstead
15:00 Historical Play Your Cards Right Miserable Man
16:00 Dumfoundus The Booze Brothers


Story Tent

Hear olde tales told and watch drawings unfold - suitable for 6 to 66 -
with storyteller & artist Jim Kavanagh Saturday Only



Village Hall

The Village Hall came to life as a benefactor of the festival’s earlier fundraising and in now fundamental part of village life. During the festival it will be serving up traditional teas and visitors can browse indoor stalls. Go on, treat yourself!


Art Show

The Art Show will feature work for sale primarily by Artists from NOVA  (North Norfolk Organization  for Visual Artists) and North Walsham Artists. The work will be an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary painting, sculpture, collage, print making and pottery with several new Nova artists showing at Worstead for the first time.


Mill Hill


There's lots more on Mill Hill for 2014 so make sure you check it out!


Heavy Horses

Any festival in Worstead wouldn’t be the same without the well-loved heavy horses who will be brought along to delight visitors and parade in a ring dedicated to rural history. There’s the chance to find out more about them from their owners who will be happy to chat.


Vintage Tractors (Starting Handle Club)

Again, the tractors are a big draw as exhibitors take people back in time to a more steady pace of life. There will be the chance to browse around plenty of old models and see some in action. See


Breckland Land Rover Club


Norfolk Amateur Radio Club


Norfolk Military Vehicle Group



Animals can really make an event magic and we will be giving visitors the chance to get up close to a few species. The Raptor Trust will be there with talks in the Country Ring!


Fun Dog Show

We will be holding a Fun Dog Show for all of you canine lovers, so bring your pet dog along and enter them into the show. The Dog Show is on both the Saturday and Sunday and open to everyone. - Run by Westover Vets.


Laser Clay Shoot

Clay pidgeon shooting for everyone!


Zorb Balls / Trampoline Bungees


Chainsaw Sculpture



Worstead’s a weaving village so any celebration of rural life wouldn’t be complete without the Worstead Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers. The group is proud of its heritage and will be demonstrating the art of weaving as well as displaying what the traditional looms can produce.

More weaving info here:









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