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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Come and enjoy a fantastic celebration of country life at the fabulous Green Fayre

The whole family can enjoy a fantastic day out at the hugely popular Green Fayre at Beacon Country Park on Saturday 19 July and Sunday 20 July. 

The Green Fayre is a fantastic celebration of countryside life and its wonderful traditional skills. With attractions ranging from sheepdog trials to woodland crafts demonstrations there really is something for everyone at the wonderful free event, which is open between 11am and 5pm on both days. 

Councillor David Sudworth, portfolio holder for Health and Leisure, said: “Everyone looks forward to the Green Fayre every year and thousands of people will come to the park over the weekend. There are many fabulous displays showcasing a wonderful array of traditional products and skills that are rarely seen today. So make sure you don’t miss this thoroughly enjoyable event.” 

Vikings doing battle is just one of the really exciting attractions planned for the main arena. There will also be plenty of four-legged fun with the dog display teams and some high flying antics with the falconry team. 

All exhibitors will be giving exhibitions of their trades, many of which have been a feature of our countryside for hundreds of years. 

Talented craftsmen such as wheelwrights and blacksmiths will be showing off their traditional skills along with pole lathe turners, basket makers, clog makers and spoon makers. 

In the working woodlands area visitors can find out more about woodland management and crafts such as willow weaving, green woodworking displays and coppice crafts. There will be even more demonstrations in the Craft Marquee, where a number of traders will be selling traditional and home-made produce. 

Moore Moss Rutter are headlining the folk marquee and will provide some superb musical entertainment along with some other excellent performers in a showcase of the best folk musicians the local area has to offer. 

In our Healthy Lifestyles area, visitors will be able to find out more about a variety of healthy living, sustainability and countryside issues from a wide-range of displays and stalls from the local community. 

Children can join staff from the Forest Schools Initiative and have a go at a range of exciting activities. They can also have a go on the climbing wall, bouncy slides trampolines and take a ride on a donkey. 

There will be traders throughout the show with goods for sale including jewellery; sand art; traditional sweets; handmade cards and crafts; yarns and patterns; wooden carved items and much more. There will be a range of refreshments on sale within the showground throughout the duration of the show. 

For more information regarding the Green Fayre please go to Green Fayre, or contact the Ranger Service by phoning 01695 622794 or emailing greenfayre@westlancs.gov.uk

For more details of West Lancashire borough Council leisure events please visit events.

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