I was lucky enough to get a stall at this years Woodfest in Caerwys over the weekend of 24,25,26th June. Having shamefully never been to any of the previous Woodfests I hadn't really any idea what to expect but I was very pleasantly surprised. What a great little festival!!
As you can probably guess from the name this festival is based around wood(quite apt with my name!), and was packed out with demonstrations, stalls and activities for the whole family.
There was Axe competitions, poll climbing, chainsaw sculpting, wood turning, pyrography, dog shows, vintage tractors, big horses, little horses, alpacas, live music and much more!
There were several large marques with many stalls(including mine!) selling allsorts from beautiful wood carvings, wood turned pens, photographs, skin care products, tools, crafted mirrors and many more. The food hall boasted a whole range of local products to try or buy from cheese to beer to cookies, smoked sausages, wood fired pizza, cider and burgers. Some stalls were there to demonstrate things like woodturning, wool making and pyrography.
Lots of outside stalls as well including furniture, slate products, 4x4's, hot tubs, chainsaws, axes, work clothes, food and wooden pods for sale, and you could even hold an owl if you wanted! The Toyota Hilux from Top Gear used on the Arctic Expedition was also there which you could have a good look round and sit in.
Plenty there for the kids to do too. I took my 3 1/2 year old daughter on the Saturday and she loved it! There was fair ground rides, bouncy castles, trampolines and face painting. She was there from 9am to 6pm and was keep entertained the whole time, and that's no mean feat believe me!!
The festival was really well organised on a good site, they did an excellent job! It was great a great, fun weekend with lots of lovely people and some very interesting characters, two my personal favorites were the man with the wooden hat doing the pyrography and the man outside turning the wooden mushrooms! I'm glad I experienced it and would definitely go back next year whether it's with a stall or as a visitor.
I'd like to say a big thank you to Alison Fricker for sorting the stall out and to her great kids for all their help. And to Cambrian Photography for the help in getting me ready.