Dear Green Scythe Fair-goers
After a 2 year, Covid-enforced hiatus, we have started the planning process to return in 2022! All other things being equal, we are excited that we will be welcoming everyone to the Green Scythe Fair at Thorney Lakes again on 12th June this year.
More details will follow and we fully intend to take up where we left off, with more workshops, more opportunities for you to get to the Fair without driving, better ticketing and entry systems, as well as all the traditional experiences that we know and love – fabulous music from Fanny Hatstand and David Hall, great Kidz activities, a treasure-trove of green and alternative stalls, wonderful local and organic (where possible) food and drink, thought-provoking and sometimes hard-hitting information, discussion and debate, all centred around the amazing West Country Scythe Championships!
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Green Scythe Fair Committee
Please note that some stall holders ( such as the Scythe Shop) do not have card readers and will be cash only.
This year we have on-line ticketing and we are selling ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY as we expect the event to sell out.
Adult: £15 (including free parking)
Accompanied Children under 14: free
Bus return tickets: £10 including entry (see ticketing site for bus times and routes)
Boat return tickets: £15 including entry (see ticketing site for boat times)
Please note, there is no discount for campers (unless you’ve cycled there) – so please book the normal full price tickets.
Adult and Cyclist tickets can also be bought locally from:
"Your fair reminds me of the old style festival, where people actually care about the environment and have similar ways of thinking to me"
We hope to that once again on Saturday some of the rural craft stalls will be offering short workshops.
See here for details (2019)
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.