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What is the Forest Fair?

Visitors to the Wychwood Forest Fair

Please note: there will be no Wychwood Forest Fair in 2024. 
After three fantastic years at Foxburrow Wood, we are letting the land - and us - take a well-earned rest, but we'll be back! Watch this space for the date of the next 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.

With live music, amazing food, local beer, rural skills and demonstrations, conservation and nature groups, falconry, ferret racing, donkey rides, axe-throwing, lots of stalls and displays, this is a great day out for all ages!

Under 14s are FREE! And there is free parking at the Witney Rugby Club.


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


Information for Stallholders

Please let us know if you would be interested in having a stall at the next Forest Fair and we will add you to our mailing list.

Supporting the Fair

If you are interested in volunteering at the next Forest Fair, please email

Carved ducks at the Wychwood Forest Fair
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man pole lathing and wooden horse
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