The Oak Fair will once again be held on the August bank holiday weekend. For anyone who hasn't visited before, this is a special event for those interested in woodcraft, timber, conservation and the countryside. There is something that will appeal to all members of the family including over 200 exhibitors, events in our arenas including The Heavy Horse Logger team who compete a number of challenges over the weekend, Mere Down Falconry who bring a variety of birds of prey that put on amazing displays and Have A Go Archery which is available to everyone to try! We also have tree climbing and zip wires for the younger visitors to experience and Avalon Axes who demostrate axe throwing as well as letting all our visitors have a go! Market Square will be buzzing with local food and drink producers with the Childrens Area situated nearby that will have a range of workshops for all family members to take part in and scarecrow making!
There will also be performances in St Barnabas church over the weekend, Saturday will see Bagatelle returning to perform two short concerts and on Sunday the William Barnes Society.
Dike and Son of Stalbridge will once again be the main sponsor of the Oak Fair, you'll be able to find their pitch in Market Square - look out for Camilla the cow!!! We are also thrilled to welcome back Townsend Timber who will be sponsoring the Timber Yard area and F Cuff and Son will be sponsoring Oak Avenue.
Please be aware traffic around Blandford, in particular the A354, will be very heavy over the bank holiday weekend and we advise looking for an alternative route.
To buy your tickets before the event and enjoy a 10% discount please visit Bradsons
Prices on the gate:
Children: £3.00 - under 5's free
Family: £20.00 - two adults and two children
If you require a mobility scooter for the day please contact Active Mobility on 01305 774422 to prebook, your scooter will be waiting for you at the entrance to the fair by the disabled car parking area.
Please click on the link below to see the 2016 Oak Fair programme which lists all our exhibitors plus timings for events in the arenas and the Church:
Stock Gaylard Estate Office, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2BG
Tel: 01963 23511