Event Info

Open Times

This year's Fantastic Festival that is the Crackingly Creative Cornucopia will open its doors at 3pm on Friday the 22nd of September 2017.  The camp site will open at about noon.

Then there are a couple of times when the sky goes all dark - oooh!.  This is called 'night time' and we all go to sleep.

On Saturday and Sunday the entertainment will kick off at 11.30am - that is when the big orange thing is in the sky and this is called 'day time' (just in case we have any students in the room).

Finally on Sunday evening (that is just before the sky goes all dark again) we drink far too much beer, hug all our friends and the odd tree, swear undying love for the amazing beast that is Cornucopia and go home and back to reality.

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Families and Children

We are a family friendly festival and know the cost of including the whole family in the festival experience can be a challenge.  We have therefore pitched our children’s and family ticket prices to make this easier - like CHILDREN ARE FREE!

The festival village is a safe environment for children to explore. Children’s activities can be found in and around the festival village. Baby changing facilities are located in the stable courtyard.  Last year I changed mine for a new set of golf clubs. 

More details on children’s activities will be posted on the news section of this website as it becomes available. Please write your mobile number on children’s wristbands, then in the event of a lost child we can contact you.  No pretending that we have the wrong number either! 

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The festival will make every effort to cater for the disabled.

If requested we can provide parking and camping as close to the festival site as possible and all the venues can provide wheelchair access and space close to the front of the stages for better visibility.

Accessible toilets are located in the stable courtyard and the festival village, guide dogs are welcome in the festival village.

We want everyone to enjoy the festival experience so please inform us of any special needs and we will do our best to provide for you.

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Volunteers and Stewarding

Volunteering and stewarding can be very rewarding and a very cheap way to enjoy the festival, we require you to work 12 hours over the weekend.

You will receive training and be assigned to duties ranging from general volunteer up to stage management depending on age and previous experience.

For more information please go to our Volunteers page, we look forward to hearing from you!

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Playing at the festival?

Cornucopia is very much a community festival, do you have a skill or a talent, would you like to perform.

Although the main stages are now fully booked we do have smaller performance areas, so buskers, jugglers, comedians and street performers we would like to hear from you

It’s simple just email us at info@cornucopiafestival.co.uk or leave a message on Facebook.

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Exhibiting at the festival

Cornucopia Festival supports the arts.

The festival site has some unique facilities available both indoor and outdoor to display artworks and installations, so if you have some quirky ideas please contact us at info@cornucopiafestival.co.uk

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Health and Safety

The festival organisers work closely with all the relevant authorities to ensure your stay is as safe as possible; our stewards are there for your safety so please work with them.

We would advise that you familiarise yoursleves with the site in daylight, which helps with night time safety. Please be aware that the historic stable yards are cobbled, very high heels are not advised.  Sorry gentlemen, you are going to have to put your trainers back on.

We operate a no glass policy throughout the festival village.  Please ensure you leave no glass on the campsite.

The Eboracum team will provide First Aid cover throughout the event.

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The festival organisers strive to create a relaxed atmosphere at the festival, however security is required to ensure your festival experience is safe and enjoyable.

The security team are fully trained professionals and they support the stewards during the day and provide night time security for the village and campsite.

Please see campsite section regarding campsite security.

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Green policy

The festival operates a green and sustainable policy including:

  • Reducing waste generation, in particular glass
  • Use of biodegradable glasses
  • Reducing plastic knifes, forks and spoons
  • A commitment to locally sourced produce
  • The use of local contractors
  • Fairtrade stalls

Please help us to maintain our green policy by disposing of your rubbish thoughtfully.

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