Sunday 2nd September saw the 19th Wychwood Forest Fair come to Ditchley. The Wychwood Forest Fair is a popular annual event celebrating the diversity and richness of the natural world and the working and leisure activities of local people living within the bounds of the old Royal Hunting Forest of Wychwood. The Forest Fair is a major fundraising event to support the local wildlife and landscape conservation work of the Wychwood Project.
The activities this year included displays by the Wychwood Project, the Wychwood Barn Owl and Flora groups, and many other local conservation and community groups. A wide range of rural crafts, some of which allow you to ‘have a go’, are on display. The Wychwood Project second-hand book stall was a must for book-lovers. As well as an arts and crafts tent, there was a children’s Fun Fair, local Morris dancing sides, Witney Town Band, a horse logging demonstration and fun family dog show and other entertainers.
For those just wanting to enjoy relaxing in the sunshine there were plenty of local food suppliers and farm produce, lots of refreshments, locally produced ice cream and – last but not least – a beer tent selling beer from the local Wychwood Brewery, based in Witney.
To find out more about The Wychwood Project http://www.wychwoodproject.org/cms/