What is the Forest Fair?

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Wychwood Forest Fair

The Wychwood Forest Fair is a family-friendly country fair celebrating rural crafts, community and conservation in the historic Wychwood area. 


Founded in 1796 as a peaceful counterpart to the Witney Feast, the historic fair became increasingly raucous and in 1853 was shut down for good. In 2000 the Wychwood Forest Trust revived the fair to highlight conservation work, crafts and community in the historic Wychwood area, and its relaxed and fun ambience is much closer to the original intentions of its founders.


Proceeds from the Forest Fair support our work to conserve wildlife and landscapes in the historic Wychwood area. 

Spinning wheel at the Wychwood Forest Fair
Pole lathing at the Wychwood Forest Fair
Spoon carving at the Wychwood Forest Fair

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Foxburrow Wood for the Wychwood Forest Fair 2021! We will be releasing our plans for 2022 in due course, so please keep an eye on this website. 

Supporting the Fair

We are very grateful to all the volunteers who helped make the Wychwood Forest Fair 2021 such a success.

If you would be interested in volunteering at next year's Fair, please email miranda@wychwoodforesttrust.co.uk.

Information for Stallholders

We are currently finalising plans for the Forest Fair 2022, but please let us know if you would be interested in having a stall at the Fair and we will add you to our mailing list. 

Basket maker at the Wychwood Forest Fair
Carved ducks at the Wychwood Forest Fair

Support us


You'll receive occasional updates on our work. 


Help local wildlife with a regular donation. 


Make a one-off donation to support our work.