A whole host of events, fairs and festivals take place throughout the year ranging from riverside regattas to scarecrow festivals, craft shows to classical concerts and flower festivals to bonfire bonanzas. There are also theatre performances, live music, concerts, talks and guided walks, food and drink fairs and folk festivals.
Don't miss the National Forest Wood fair over the August bank holiday, the National Forest Folk festival in July, National Forest Walking Festival in May and the brilliant Agrilympics at the National Forest Adventure Farm in August.
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Don't miss the live demonstrations of woodworking skills, craft displays and chainsaw sculpting at the National Forest Wood Fair on Bank Holiday Monday 25 August. There's plenty for children, delicious locally produced food, exciting lumberjack shows, longbow displays, and charity auction.
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Tree by tree a vast new forest is being created. You can help by joining the Friends of The National Forest. Thanks to your support, accessible woodlands teeming with wildlife will be created.
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