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Friday, July 07, 2017

Enjoy the fantastic Green Fayre

There will be fun for the whole family as the fabulous Green Fayre returns on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July.

The free extravaganza will be open from 11am to 5pm each day with a huge range of wonderful attractions on offer to visitors.

The show is centred on working woodlands and craft areas where exhibitors and traders will showcase a wide range of traditional crafts and techniques, working natural materials into tools and objects used in everyday life. Displays will include chainsaw carving, willow weaving, basket making, wheelwrighting, saw-milling, pole-lathe turning and many more.

The shows arena will be full of unmissable entertainment. The Cavalry of Heroes, Cheshire Falconry, and the Wirral Viking group known as Wirhalh Skip Felagr will wow the crowds with displays of jousting, stunt riding, birds of prey and battle re-enactments. The Retired Greyhound Trust will also be running a charity dog show each afternoon, so why not enter your dog into one of the categories on the morning of the show for a chance to win a prize!

As well as the arena displays there will be static owl and birds of prey displays, an extensive petting farm and donkey rides, allowing you to get up close and find out more about a variety of different animals.

Visitors can take a step back in time by walking through the superb Viking encampment. Experience the sights, smells and sounds of Viking life in the shows authentic tented village and find out more by talking to the villagers.

The folk marquee is an extremely popular attraction at the Green Fayre and there will be a range of local acts providing music for your enjoyment at this year’s show.

There will also be a wide range of fun activities for our younger visitors, including a climbing wall, caving unit, archery, air-rifle shooting, bushcraft /survival skills, bouncy castles, trampolines and a small traditional funfair.

There will be a wide range of food and drink available including burgers/sandwiches, hog roast, hot dogs and a range of specialist vegetarian/vegan cuisine. There will also be a bar selling a small range of craft beers, ciders, wines and gins.

Councillor Yvonne Gagen, portfolio holder for Leisure, said: “The Green Fayre is a fantastic day out for people of all ages. There have been loads of new attractions added to this year's festival which has free admission and car parking. So come along and enjoy the marvellous range of activities that will be available on both days of this cracking celebration of the countryside and countryside living.”

Find more information on the Green Fayre, including how you can apply for a stall, or contact the Parks and Countryside Service by emailing greenfayre@westlancs.gov.uk or ringing 01695 622794.

For updates about the show and other exciting news about the Parks and Countryside Service check out their social media pages on Facebook (external link).



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