What is the Forest Fair?

Visitors to the Wychwood Forest Fair

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
bubbles at the Wychwood Forest Fair

Advance ticket bookings for the 2022 Wychwood Forest Fair coming soon!  

Supporting the Fair

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

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

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