Welcome to West’s Wood Fair
We’re sorry if you missed our last wood fair – it was the most attended yet – and we’re already planning the 2018 event. If you’d like more details please leave your email address using the form below and we will be in touch as things progress
2018 Dates are now confirmed ! – 8th, 9th & 10th June 2018
New Barn, Newhouse Lane, East Dean, Chichester, West Sussex. PO18 0NJ
West’s Wood Fair is an event featuring the many interesting ways in which wood is used. Exhibitors include trade stands selling timber and other wood-related products and demonstrations such as hurdle-making, sawmilling, cider pressing and chainsaw carving. This year we also have a thatching demonstration.
During the event we will have heavy horses pulling our wooden pole-waggon, a tractor and trailer ride into the depths of the forest, and we’ll be firing our ballista across the field. On Saturday and Sunday Adam’s Axe Men, the country’s best-known lumberjack display team will put on a thrilling and entertaining performance in the arena. There are activities for you to take part in, such as axe-throwing and archery. We will also be holding several competitions such as a Timber Identification Challenge with a top prize of £500, a Cant Hook Race for anybody wearing safety shoes and a Chainsaw Race giving one lucky person the opportunity to win a STIHL MS180 chainsaw supplied by DM Chainsaws.
There will be a steam engine, and we will be opening our workshops and showroom for visitors so that you can look at our fine furniture and joinery and see some of our woodworking machines in use.
There will be plenty of food and drink available, and The Woodturner’s Rest pub will be open and serving a selection of 10 Real Ales and our own Westie’s Bad Apple Cider which is made on the premises. Throughout the afternoon and evening there will be a range of live music performances from Mike Fry, Phil & Jane, Ben Pryer & The Lucky Dogs, The Why Band, Steve Williams and The Jim Hammond Duo.
We hope to see you there.
A big thank you to everybody who attended our Wood Fair in June 2016 which was a great success. 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.
We are already planning the 2018 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you. Thanks.