We hope you enjoyed our Woodfair this year more so as we all did. Please accept our apologies for any inconveniences caused during the event.
We really hope to see you at our next Woodfair!
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 a pole climbing demonstration.
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. We have a new event going on which is called the Sussex scrumpy stakes which is a free entry competition. Participants will be drinking scrumpy running down the hill doing some apple bobbing along the way and the winning contestant finding the golden apple in a Trailor full of saw dust all to win a prize of £100.
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 live music going on all day over the weekend.
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.
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 2021 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.