What's at the fair

A large show tent with people enjoying the sunshine in the foregroundLocal food, farm produce, animals, arts and crafts, rural craftsmen and women, trade stands...

Typical activities at the Fair each year include displays by the Wychwood Project and many other local conservation and community groups. A wide range of rural crafts, some of which allow you to ‘have a go’, are on display. The Wychwood Project second-hand book stall is a must for book-lovers.

As well as an arts and crafts tent, there will be pony rides, ferret racing, falconry, local Morris dancing sides, face-painting, storytelling and other family-friendly activities. There are plenty of local food suppliers and farm produce, lots of refreshments, locally produced ice cream and - last but not least - a beer tent selling beer from the local Wychwood Brewery, based in Witney. This year, we're delighted to welcome local musicians to perform at our small, acoustic music stage beside the bar. 

Rural skills

Each year the modern Fair, which tries to avoid much of the commercialisation of so many modern country shows, emphasises local environmental activities, revived rural skills and locally produced food.

The 2020 Forest Fair will be held on Sunday 22 August 2021, 11am–5pm, at Foxburrow Wood, Witney.