West's Wood Fair

18th – 19th June 2022.

Advance tickets are available at a reduced price of £8.50, camping is also available again this year and needs to be booked in advance. Head to Tickets in the menu now.

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Adam's Axe Men

 

West’s Wood Fair is an event featuring the many

interesting ways in which wood is used.

We are pleased to announce that for the first time we have a falconry display taking place on both days. See birds of prey in action or visit their stand for the opportunity to learn more about them.

Another new event this year is a ‘for fun’ dog scurry. Whether your dog is a seasoned pro after some practice or has never done it before, bring them along and have a go. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times in all other areas of the wood fair. 

This year we will also be raising our newly made totem pole on the Saturday.

Our exhibitors include trade stands selling timber and many other wood-related products, demonstrations of sawmilling, pole lathes, and hurdle making. Details of this years exhibitors can be found on the exhibitors page, which is updated regularly.

We will be firing our ballista and in the arena will be our chainsaw race, cant hook race and pole climbing demonstrations. Also joining us for the first time are the The Dorset Axeman, who’s displays contain all aspects of speed and accuracy chopping and crosscut sawing with razor sharp axes and saws. 

We will have hHorse & Carteavy horses pulling our wooden pole-waggon and a tractor and trailer ride into the depths of the forest. 

We will be running our new event the Sussex Scrumpy Stakes again, which is a free entry competition. Participants will be drinking scrumpy, running down the hill and doing some apple bobbing along the way. The winning contestant is the one who finds the golden apple in a trailer full of sawdust, and walks away with a prize of £100. 

There will be other activities to take part in, such as axe-throwing and archery. Or try your hand at the timber identification competition, handsaw race, cant hook race or hammer in the nail challenge. The log roll will also be going on which is always popular with the kids.

There will be a steam engine powering a saw mill, some vintage tractors and a Matador. We will also have our showroom will be open for visitors to look at our fine furniture and joinery.

There is a wide range of food and drink available. The Woodturner’s Rest (our specially built pub) will be opening again and will be serving a selection of real ales throughout the weekend. There will also be plenty of live music going on over the weekend.

A big thank you to everybody who came along to our 2021 wood fair. If you missed the event, take a look below or in the gallery at some of the videos and photographs taken from past Wood Fairs.

You can also sign up below to receive details of the fair as and when they are available.

Next Fair – Keep up to date

We are planning the 2022 Wood Fair and if you are interested in coming along you can leave your name and email and we will send you more details closer to the time.

If you are interested in exhibiting please send your details to: 

info@westsofeastdean.co.uk

and we will get back to you. Thanks.

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Sponsors
Richard Green

WL Wests and Sons

W L West & Sons Ltd have been based in West Sussex since 1865. Indeed census records indicate that the Great Grandfather of the current family go back further than that in the timber industry, probably to Horatio Nelson’s time! So great experience in timber.

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Covers Builders Merchants
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Richard Green

Covers

Covers have supplied a diverse range of timber and building materials to a wide spectrum of customers for over 160 years. With thirteen branch locations spread across the South of England…

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English Woodlands Timber
Sponsors
Richard Green

English Woodlands Timber Ltd

English Woodlands Timber are proud to sponsor West’s wood fair. We are a sawmill and timber merchants specialising in sourcing, conversion and supply of English and European hardwood and softwood products.

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