That's it for another year. Thanks to all the committee members, exhibitors, volunteers, demonstrators, Robert Bell & Co, The Burdens Group, Revesby Estate and all the people who turned up on the day - we had just short of 1,500 people visit on the day. A final treat to round off an excellent day for those who saw it was the fly by from the two Lancaster Bombers - Great!
This years event was a great success but the event itself is now getting to big for the small group of volunteers who organise it and run it to manage the event properly. With this in mind we are desperately seeking people to come forward to give up some time to help run the Fair. You do not have to be willing to join the committee, perhaps you are just interested in putting in a few hours to help set up, run or help tidy the site up after the event has finished. New committee members though would be most welcome. You do not need to know anything about forestry, woodlands or firewood to volunteer, so if you can contact us via this website to express an interest in volunteering. Without extra volunteers the event may not be able to continue.
Welcome to the website for the 2014 Lincolnshire Wood Fair. Winner of " The Best Community Project" in the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards, 2012.
After the continued success of the event in 2013, Revesby Estate have kindly agreed to host the event for another year and the date has been set for Sunday the 7th of September, 2014. From 10am to 4pm. We look forward to seeing you all there.
Auction starts at 12 o'clock.
Things are well under way with the planning of this years event. We are trying to encourage an even larger range of exhibitors,demonstrations and activities this year to give the visiting public more to see and do. Anyone interested in exhibiting should contact us via the website for more details.
Look out for the article featuring last years event in the Spring/Summer issue of the "Good Taste Magazine"
We are delighted to announce that this year the event will once again return to the beautiful setting of Revesby Estate with it's mature parkland and areas of woodland. Our thanks go to the estate for their continued assistance in hosting the event and to Peter and his team for all the work they put in to making the event so successful.
The event will still have the information about woodfuel with a stove supplier on hand to give advice and of course the firewood auction but we are widening the scope of the event to celebrate everything to do with trees and woodlands and provide a fun day out for all the family!
This year family orientated activities include, subject to confirmation:
There will be a timetable of events that will be publicised through the day via a tannoy system to let people know what is happening, when and where, so you never miss any of the action.
Running again this year are the guided tractor and trailer trips around the parkland. Chris Manning who is a local authortity on deer and author of a book on the deer parks of Lincolnshire will guide the deer themed trips and Chris Reynolds who works for the Forestry Commission in Lincolnshire and who was formerly curator of Bedgebury Pinetum in Kent will lead the tree themed tours. There will be a small charge for this activity to help cover the cost of running the event.
All childrens activities will require supervision by an adult.
The woodlands of Lincolnshire are a limited resource but with sustainable management they can provide people with jobs, refuges for threatened wildlife and a sustainable source of carbon neutral fuel for the future. We hope that the Lincolnshire Wood Fair continues to provide a step in the right direction.
A word about biosecurity - Lincolnshire's trees and woodlands are special and we want to try and protect them. We have heard much in the news over the last year concerning the dieback disease in ash trees called Chalara and we all need to do what we can to slow the spread of the disease. As part of this work all contractors that give demonstrations at our event clean vehicles down before coming to the event site if working in or near ash woodlands.
We would like to ask all members of the public to come along and enjoy the day but just spare a thought about biosecurity first. Have you been walking in woodlands containing ash trees and if so is your footwear clean and free from mud? If you bring a trailer along to take your firewood home in is the trailer clean and free of leaf litter?
For more information on biosecurity visit the Forestry Commission stand in the main marquee - we can all play our part!
For more information about exhibiting,hosting or sponsoring next years event please contact us. As always we are looking for people to volunteer to take on an active role on the organisation committee and share the workload.
We are proud to announce this years main sponsors are the Burdens Group and we thank them for their sponsorship and loan of a tele-porter for the auction.
All content on this site is the property of the Lincolnshire Firewood Fair and may not be reproduced in any form without their permission. Many thank to The Good Taste magazine and The Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service for allowing us to use some of their photographs.