Weird and Wonderful Wood is returning to Haughley Park in May. This fair is a celebration of many aspects of woodwork, showcasing the talents of specialist woodworkers, and described as “the most magical day ever – it was so inspiring and so much fun” Anna Morrell, Kent.
The now legendary fair attracts over 8000 visitors from far and wide over 2 days including people who return each year. At this year’s event our site will play host to a replica 46ft Saxon Ship, a Shepherds Hut.
As well as regular favourites which makes it one of the most exciting wood fairs of the year. Over 120 artists and crafts people come from all over the country, travelling from distant places such as
as Scotland, Cornwall and Wales. Demonstrations include carving and sculpture, fine furniture making, musical instrument making, displays by traditional fletchers and bowyers, chain saw carving, hurdle making, wood turning, pole lathe turning, labyrinth making, as well as traditional gypsy caravan displays.
There will be a working mobile sawmill on site, so if you want to bring your own tree, it can be cut for you! Workshops, for both adults and children are free and include activities such as archery, den building, willow weaving, withy work, papermaking, gypsy flower making, pole lathe turning, scrap wood, clay, puppet making, jewellery making and tree climbing in nets.
If you have not been before, you will find it has a friendly and enthusiastic atmosphere with something surprising for all the family. Also allow time to enjoy a wealth of excellent local food and drink (including local beers and cider) which you can enjoy while listening to a varied selection of live music.
Weird and Wonderful Wood is a unique event which is never the same from year to year. There are new experiences every time, including many spontaneous happenings from street performers and acoustic musicians, but one aspect that never changes is the event’s very special atmosphere that sees people return year after year as so many really enjoy it.