Can I film, fly my drone, or take photographs at spoonfest?

We don’t allow any commercial filming or photography during spoonfest, and discourage filming for people’s own use as much as possible. It’s so easy these days for demonstrators to be faced with a wall of phones, and it detracts so much from what we want to be an analogue event.

Personal photography for learning purposes is fine, we have all experienced that inspiring spoon that we must have a photo of.

What’s the Spoonfest program / schedule?

For a general flavour of what goes on please see the What’s on page. For a few more details and times read on…

Thursday arrive any time after 4pm (no access before) set up camp, no carving on Thursday please. Food will be available and the bar open around 6.30pm

7.30pm grand opening, we split the billet, introduce our various teachers, run through some health and safety stuff. Followed by music and beer round the fire.

Workshops are booked at 9.30am each morning. Friday the workshops will tend to be more beginner’s workshops on axe and knife technique. Saturday and Sunday will be more intermediate and advanced workshops on design, decoration or fine axe control.

There will be free demonstrations and talks running throughout and the main focus of the weekend is free sharing of skills, if it is your first time you will be amazed at how friendly it is, we are all here to share and learn together.

We will finish Spoonfest on Sunday with a big clear up at 3pm, followed by a group photo at 4pm, with everyone off the field by 6pm.

There is no camping on the field on Sunday night so if you are not traveling home immediately you need to book in to a campsite in the village.

How do I buy tickets?

Tickets for Spoonfest 2024 have sold out! If you missed out on tickets then please join our waiting list on the ticket sale site. You will be offered tickets if they come available. You will have 72 hours after receiving your offer of a ticket to purchase it. After this, the ticket will be offered to the next on the list.

Spoonfest tickets will cost £115 for adults and £25 for under 18 year olds. Under 12s are free. Camping on site is incuded in the ticket price. If you want to bring a car or campervan on to the festival site you will also need to buy a vehicle pass, these cost £20.

You pay for tickets online via PayPal or Stripe. You do not need a PayPal account to do this, you can just use your credit or debit card on the secure PayPal page like any other online card payment.

Sadly I can’t come – can I get a refund?

Tickets are only refundable if we are able to re-allocate them. There is a 10% non-refundable booking fee included in all tickets.
If you are unable to attend, we can offer your ticket to a member of the waiting list (if available). If we are able to re-sell your ticket, we can offer you a refund minus the 10% fee. If we are not able to re-sell your ticket, we will not be able to offer you a refund.
This ticket re-sale service is only available until one week before the event, so the Monday before pre-fest (22nd July), or the Wednesday before fest (24th July). We will be unable to assist with any re-sale requests after these dates. 
Please try to confirm your plans as soon as possible as we cannot guarantee we will be able to find a taker for any last-minute cancellations.
If you would prefer to re-allocate your ticket yourself, you are able to do so at any time via your original ticket email. Please note that any amendments to tickets after the Sunday before the festival (when we print the list!) will not be processed.

To contact us email:

Do I need a PayPal account to pay?

No you don’t need to already have a PayPal account you can just enter your credit or debit card details on the secue PayPal payment screen like any other online payment checkout.

Can under 18s and children attend?

Yes we have specific (cheaper) tickets for under 18s and free tickets for younger children.

Please be aware that under 18 year olds must have an adult responsible for their safety at all times whilst carving. 15s and over can attend any workshop as long as their responsible adult does as well. Under 15s can only attend special workshops for their age group, at which the accompanying adult will learn techniques to support the childs learning.

What’s the evening entertainment?

We encourage folk to bring acoustic instruments, songs, poems or whatever to keep us amused round the campfire. The music has been quite special most evenings and the atmosphere is warm and encouraging, so please feel able to join in.

Carving stops in the late afternoon – we’ll make this perfectly clear. The bar opens in the early evening and the camp fires and BBQs, pizza oven etc are fired up. You can eat and drink and chat and sing.

We also run an open mic night on Friday and there’s a barn dance on Saturday and we’d love if you wanted to get involved. Players of english trad dance music are very welcome to bring their instruments along and join the Spoonfest Troubadours

No drums after 10pm please, and quiet after 12.

Will there be a Spoonshop this year?

Of course there’s a Spoonshop!

If you would like to sell your spoons they must have a label on each one with your name and the retail price. Spoonshop takes just 10% commission.

We can now take card payments at Spoonshop!

Are there there tools for sale?

Tools for sale this year Matthew of Woodland Craft Supplies is bringing his tool stall and of course Wood Tools axes and hook knives will be on sale, so there will be plenty of sharps to buy.

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