Sunday 9th June 2024 From 11am (Car park open from 10am)
Thorney Lakes, Muchelney, Somerset TA10 0DW
Did You Know…?
The collective distance all the cars drive to the GSF last year was 1.5 times round the circumference of the earth! Consider walking, cycling, or taking one of our specially put on buses. See here for details…
We want to thank all of you who donated a carbon tax for driving to last year’s Green Scythe Fair.It raised over £3,500 which we donated to Reimagining the Levels who planted 2000 trees and shrubs around Muchelney. If you are driving to this year’s Fair, please make sure you help to offset the carbon cost of doing so by donating again.
This is a magical one day environmental fair in a beautiful setting on the Somerset Levels run entirely by volunteers using wind, sun and muscle power. Excellent live music, over 100 stalls displaying traditional skills, crafts and produce, lively environmental debates, delicious organic local food, a variety of the best ales and ciders and a large kids area with activities throughout the day.
The Green Scythe Fair includes the celebrated West Country Scythe Championship, known far and wide for the stupendous and often hilarious feats of haymaking by international scythesmen and women, who mow a swathe through the summer festival scene. It is probably the most authentic, and enjoyable, country fair in all England!
As the Green Scythe Fair continues to aim for minimal environmental impact, we are asking visitors to bring their own reusable plates, cups & cutlery to help achieve zero waste created at the event.
This an environmental event as well as a working farm so parking is limited in an effort to avoid pollution. We would encourage you to lift share, where possible. More details on our Getting There page.
The Green Scythe Fair venue is in a working farm, therefore we would prefer it if you didn’t bring your dog. Please bear in mind some children and adults are scared by dogs, so in a crowded fair this can spoil the day for those folks.
However, if you feel the need to bring your dog, it must be kept on a short lead at all times – this will be monitored by Green Fair staff. All dog waste must be picked up and please use biodegradable bags so it can be composted correctly. If not strictly adhered to you will be politely asked to leave with no redress. Guide dogs, of course, are very welcome.
The Green Scythe Fair is run by volunteers – we take all reasonable steps to make it a safe environment, but we cannot be held responsible or liable for any loss, damage, theft, illness or injury arising at or as a result of the Fair, however caused.
Children remain the responsibility of parents/carers at all times; please keep dogs on leads. Please report all accidents at once to the staff at the Site Info Tent.
Car parking on site (priority areas for disabled parking and bicycle parking)
Doors open 11am – Car park open from 10am
Camping available (see: Thorney Lakes)
Come by bike to the Fair, reduce your carbon footprint and enjoy a free bike MOT (first come first serve – spaces limited). EVs get free charging at the campsite but please book when you arrive.
Top Eco Tips
Use a thermos flask to store hot water if you've accidentally boiled too much water