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Popular fair ‘wood’ be fun for crafty visitors
A POPULAR fair showcasing the wonderful world of wood is branching out at Breamore House this Saturday and Sunday.
On both days the hugely popular Cranborne Chase Woodfair, which is now in its fourth year, will feature large machinery displays, speed chainsaw carvers, pole lathe turners, willow weavers and local crafts and food stalls along with archaeologists, historians, farmers and dog handlers on hand.
And on Sunday there will be a public auction for the wood art created by the chainsaw carvers over the two day celebration.
Organiser David Blake said: “We believe that the Woodfair is a celebration of some of the region’s most famous crafts, both traditional and contemporary, undiluted by an overly commercial event.
“So you will not find a fun-fair, but you will have a lot of fun climbing trees, watching the displays and taking part in the theatre shows. You will not find lots of pseudo outdoor clothing, but you will discover a treasure-trove of local products from food and furniture to toys and games.
“If you are looking for a fantastic day out, this is it. If you want to get ahead with the Christmas shopping, look no further.”
Breamore House, which has been home to the Hulse family for more than 250 years, also houses the Countryside Museum, which provides an insight into the days when the village was self-sufficient.
Discounted tickets are on sale at woodfair.org.uk or by ringing 08452 305177.
The fair is open on both days between 10am and 5pm.
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