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Major Oak Woodland Festival

The Major Oak Woodland Festival
10th & 11th September 2016

Andy Alder demonstrates his bench drill to inquisitive children.

Andy Alder demonstrates his bench drill to inquisitive children.

The Major Oak Woodland Festival has now become a firm favourite on the Sherwood Forest calendar.

Now in its third year, this family friendly event melds the mystery of Sherwood’s past with the more modern. Visitors will be able to see the traditional skills that a woodland can host, plus more modern management methods and plenty of activities for the kids.

Organised as a partnership between SFT and the Ranger service of Nottinghamshire County Council, the craftspeople, exhibitors and demonstrators are ‘locally sourced’, and many offer hands on activities and advice to those interested.

As Patrick Candler of SFT says, “The Major Oak Woodland Festival offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the beauty and the wonder of the Sherwood Forest, but also to appreciate how it has supported livelihoods throughout the ages. There will be a fantastic array of traditional and modern woodland crafts and skills displayed, together with stalls and activities to attract and interest all visitors.”

Meet bodgers, Windsor chair makers, wood colliers, wood turners, knife smiths, wooden toy and furniture makers, archaeologists, conservation organisations, Friends of Groups and charities and much more.

This event is pushchair and wheelchair friendly.

Spread the word so the all may flock to this celebration of the finest heritage woodland in the world.

We are always looking for sponsors for this event (and others). Get in touch with Patrick Candler at Sherwood Forest Trust on 01623 821 490 to discuss your opportunities.

Get more info as its released by searching for ‘Sherwood Forest’ at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/whatson

 

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The Major Oak Woodland Festival
12th & 13th September 2015

 

The Green Man entertains all.

The Green Man entertains all.

Hear ye Hear ye, Oyez. Good People of The Shire and far beyond, we announce the mind-blowing, majestical, magnificence of the “Major Oak Woodland Festival”.

Spread the word so the people may flock to this celebration of the finest ancient woodland, its people and its heritage.

We have joined with Nottinghamshire County Council for the second year to put on the “Major Oak Woodland Festival”, a weekend of entertainment and education, a two day event where you can even try your hand at some of these traditional country crafts.

Meet bodgers, Windsor chair makers, charcoal producers, wood turners, knife smiths, wooden toy and furniture makers, archaeologists, conservation organisations, Friends of Groups, charities and of course the Wild Man of the Woods.

If you’re an enthusiast, appreciate skills or loves wood the there’ll be the opportunity to get involved after the event.   This event is family, pushchair and wheelchair friendly.

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