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The National Forest Wood Fair

The National Forest Wood Fair

Lumberjack at The Wood Fair

26 & 27 August 2012

The National Forest Wood Fair is to be a two day event this year for the first time in its eight year history.

Joint organisers, National Forest Company and Leicestershire County Council, have announced the 2012 event will be held on Sunday and Monday 26 & 27 August, at Beacon Hill Country Park in Leicestershire.

There will be double the fun over the two days: new exhibitors are being signed up now, there will be more 'have a go' activities for visitors, more children's fun and games and many high quality gifts and crafted items made out of wood.

There's always plenty of interest for craftspeople and wood turners, whether it's fine timber for sale, tools and equipment or simply opportunities to see what other people are making. Woodworkers travel from far afield for the range of stands and products we have here.

The Wood Fair will feature timber and logging demonstrations, horse logging, chainsaw carving, pole lathe turning, lumberjacks and tree pruning lifts. There are always plenty of activities and attractions to keep the children busy, from eco art to greenwood crafts, from make your own pizza to scaling the climbing wall.

The Food Field will be packed with delicious local produce and tempting food and drink and the day will end with an exciting charity auction in aid of Tree Aid, with beautiful items donated by various craftspeople in order to raise funds for tree planting to reduce the effects of poverty in West Africa and Ethiopia.

This annual event attracts thousands of visitors from all over the country and more than one hundred exhibitors and demonstrators.

'This event just gets better and better,' said Jim Steele, a traditional chairmaker from Warwickshire.

Jane Cook of The Rocking Horse Shop in York was making her first visit as an exhibitor. She said: 'What a wonderful event! I have exhibited at lots of shows over the years but I can honestly say this show had such a family friendly feeling about it, the organisers had worked so hard to make it run so smoothly and everyone had a fantastic day.'

Keep visiting the website for the latest news on exhibitors and demonstrations.


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