West’s Wood Fair is an event featuring the many interesting ways in which wood is used. Our exhibitors include trade stands selling timber and other wood-related products, and demonstrations such as sawmilling, cider pressing, thatching, firing our ballista and also our chainsaw race and chainsaw carving competition.
We will be having heavy horses pulling our wooden pole-waggon, a tractor and trailer ride into the depths of the forest, and you will also be able to have a ride on a sentinel steam powered lorry. Adam’s Axe Men, one of the country’s best-known lumberjack display team, will be putting on a thrilling and entertaining performance in the arena. There will be other activities to take part in, such as axe-throwing, archery, timber identification competition, handsaw race and a hammer in the nail challenge. A log roll will also be going on which is popular with the kids.
There will be a steam engine powering a saw mill, some vintage tractors, the sentinel lorry and a Matador. We also have workshop demonstrations showing our woodworking machines in use and open up the showroom 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. We will have lots of live music, the Skimmity Hitchers are joining us and more will be announced.
A big thank you to everybody who came along to our 2018 wood fair. If you missed the event, you can have a look below at some of the videos and photographs taken from past Wood Fairs.
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Next Fair – Keep up to date
We are planning the 2020 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.