The Green Scythe Fair is the coming together of two local events – the South Somerset Green Fair and the West Country Scythe Festival which were both started in the early years of this century. It has as its aims:
To raise environmental awareness through creative activities
To promote sustainable communities in South Somerset
To engage the local community in Green Issues
To promote and celebrate the emerging, green and traditional activity of scything
Humanity is facing four major challenges: economic disparities, war and violence, environmental degradation, and religious intolerance. In the face of such huge challenges what can we as individuals or as communities do?
The Green Scythe Fair is a small part of a global movement seeking to raise awareness of these issues and explore positive solutions through appropriate technology, artistic expression, local distinctiveness, maintaining rural skills, organic food production, sustainable resources and environmental information exchange. Everyone has something to offer and something to learn about these vital issues of our time. Come and join us in an event which is both uplifting and inspiring, thought provoking and informative and above all, fun and a good day out!
There are over 100 stalls that ring the fair including ethical craft stalls, eco fashion, tools, environmental campaigns and groups, plants and fresh foods, green energy advice, eco-books and eco-products. There is also a great selection of food stalls to suit meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans.
"I just wanted to say thanks for doing a great job at the Green Scythe Fair… just the right mix of stalls etc! its the most enjoyable fair of the year for me." (2016)
(2018 line up)