In these changing times the Green Scythe Fair stands as a model of consistency, sustainability and environmental wellbeing; something stable in a changing world. This year it is on Sunday 11 June. The grass should have reached its peak, the scythes should be honed to perfection and the stalls, activities, catering and entertainment will again provide excellent stimulation, education and enjoyment to suit all tastes.
The Green Scythe Fair experience should start with the journey to get there. As a Green Fair, we aim to minimise our carbon footprint, but easily the biggest carbon emissions come from those of our visitors whose journeys are made by car. That is why we have decided this year to charge £5 per 4-wheeled vehicle (plus £5 per person). Therefore, if you can, please car-share or come by foot or bicycle - there’s more information, contacts and routes available on our website, www.greenfair.org.uk.
Or you could even come by water – the River Parrett runs close by and is easily navigable by canoe or other small craft.
The Fair encircles the Southwest Scything Championships going on through the afternoon. Around this are stalls of every green and environmental persuasion, tools and green crafts, ethical food and drink, the Green Kidz play area, two music stages, workshops and more. The lunchtime debate this year is aptly, 'Carbon Neutral Communities' with fine speakers Peter Harper of Zero Carbon Britain, Anna Francis of Frome Town Council and Sonya Bedford, head of Renewable Energy at Stevens Scown LLP.
Run by volunteers, we always need more volunteers to help on the day. Would you like to be “part of it”? Then please sign up as a volunteer and be part of the team that puts on this fabulous event, which is “probably the most enjoyable, and authentic, country fair in all England”! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
11th June – best put the date in your diary now, start planning how you will get there, and please do consider helping as a volunteer – free entry plus a free drink for 2 hours, plus a free meal for 4 hours.
Green Scythe Fair 2017