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Date Announced for National Forest Wood Fair 2011

Tuesday, 21st December 2010

Wood turning at National Forest Wood Fair

The date has been announced for next year’s National Forest Wood Fair.  It will be held on Bank Holiday Monday 29 August, at Beacon Hill Country Park, near Woodhouse Eaves in Leicestershire.

This annual event attracts thousands of visitors and more than one hundred exhibitors and demonstrators each year.  Visitors enjoy seeing woodland crafts, lumberjack displays, horse logging and chainsaw carving displays. The crowd loved the pole lathe turners’ fast and frantic ‘Log to Leg’ race to turn a lump of wood into a pair of chair legs, a new addition to the programme last year. 

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.

Grown-ups can have a go at pole lathe turning, woodland survival crafts or join the lumberjacks and try your strength on the massive cross-cut saw.

‘We want to make sure that if people are planning their holidays and mini-breaks at the start of the New Year, they get the date for the National Forest Wood Fair firmly in their diaries,’ said Penny Wilkinson, Tourism and Promotions Officer for the National Forest Company. ‘We have lots of exciting ideas and things are taking shape for another brilliant day in 2011.’