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Date Set For 2007 National Forest Wood Fair

Tuesday, 13th February 2007

The National Forest Company and Leicestershire County Council have set the date for this year’s National Forest Wood Fair, to be held in the Forest on Bank Holiday Monday 27 August, and the planning for one of the most exciting events in the countryside year is in full force.

Over 2,500 people enjoyed last year’s Wood Fair: soaring 15m high over the tree tops in a tree lift, admiring Bruno the timber logging horse, sitting enthralled by the Wild Man of the Woods and his stories and songs.  All kinds of wood and timber products were on display, and visitors bought chainsaw sculpture, wood ‘mushrooms’ for the garden, beautiful tables and chairs and other delicately turned wooden gems.  Tempting delicious locally-produced food and drink to enjoy there and then or buy to take home completed the great day out.

“The National Forest Wood Fair is proving to be a magnet in the Midlands for people who love trees, enjoy the beauty of wood and care about the environment,” said Hugh Williams, Senior Officer for the National Forest Company.  “We were delighted to see so many people last year, and the exhibitors were keen for the event to be repeated.  Many of them signed up again as soon as we fixed the date for this year’s show, and we’ve had many new enquiries.  The 2007 National Forest Wood Fair will be even bigger and better!”

The Wood Fair will be held in the stunning setting of Beacon Hill Country Park , with panoramic views over the Leicestershire countryside and the growing National Forest.

For further information on The National Forest Wood Fair e-mail or telephone 01283 551211.  For more information on The National Forest visit