AboutCharcoal burning, willow weaving, pit sawing, oak joinery, crafts, demonstrations, talks, walks, games and more: yes, South Brent Wood Fair is back! This free and family-friendly community event takes place on Saturday 9th September from 10am to 5pm at and around South Brent Village Hall.
Organised and run by the hedge and wood group of Sustainable South Brent, the Fair aims to celebrate our local trees and woodlands and all their rich wildlife, culture, traditions, enterprises, crafts and skills. There will be stalls, exhibitions, workshops, guided walks, music, story-telling, poetry, children's activities, plus delicious food.
Visitors to the event can meet local craftsmen and women at work, talk to wood-workers and wood-related businesses, and view displays by Devon Rural Skills Trust, Devon Wildlife Trust, the Woodland Trust, the Forestry Commission, Orchard Link, Moor Trees, Dartmoor National Park Authority and more. Those feeling adventurous can have a go at craft activities including using shave-horses, a pole-lathe, spoon carving and willow work.
There will be talks on a whole range of topics: woodland livelihoods, ecology, wood-fuel energy systems, and what it takes to restore an ancient woodland on Dartmoor.
Entry is free to all.