13th June 2022
Dear Green Scythe Fair friends
It was so good to be back with the Green Scythe Fair again this year and a big THANK YOU to everyone who came and made the day the special event it was, both visitors and our hard working volunteers! We were very pleased that everything worked more or less as it should be, with the major exception of the provision of food and refreshments. We apologise wholeheartedly to those who had to queue for seemingly hours to get at the wonderful food and refreshments that were available. This was due to us consciously reducing the number of food stalls this year because we had too many in 2019, then one or two of them pulling out at the last minute and too late that they couldn’t be replaced. We’re really sorry for the problems this caused and thank you for your good humour about it – we hope that it didn’t mar the day too much for all those of you who were affected.
We will of course correct this for next year, and if you have any suggestions for other changes or additions that you think would improve the Fair further, then we’d love to hear from you – just drop us an email with your ideas and thoughts at email@example.com. And of course if you’d like to be a part of the fabulous team who put on the Green Scythe Fair, at whatever level of involvement, then do please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks and have a great and GREEN summer!
The Green Scythe Fair Committee
Sunday 12th June, 2022 | From 11am
Thorney Lakes, Muchelney,
Somerset TA10 0DW
Please note that some stall holders (such as the Scythe Shop) do not have card readers and will be cash only.
We hope to that once again on Saturday some of the rural craft stalls will be offering short workshops.
See here for details
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)
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.