22nd February 2011


This page is compiled by Chris Riley. To submit information about an event please email: chris@pratensis.net

For events and courses occurring overseas please click on this link: International Events

The Northern Scythe & Meadows Fair

Sat/Sun 3/4 July 2021

Forest of Bowland: Bell Sykes Farm, Slaidburn BB7 3AQ.

Saturday is a National Meadows Day event, and Sunday is the Scythe Fair

More information will be put on the Forest of Bowland AONB web site (forestofbowland.com) or contact Peter Blackwell on peter687@gmail.com

Shropshire Hills Hay Meadow Festival 2021

Sat 24 July 2021

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre,
School Road, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9RS

Including scything competitions and ‘have-a-go’. See the poster for prices in advance and on the day.

For those attending there should be the opportunity to camp at the centre.

Scottish Scything Festival 2021

Sat 24 July 2021

Blackhaugh Community Farm, Perthshire

For more information visit https://blackhaughcommunityfarm.weebly.com/scythe-festival.html or contact Rob Brodie at robmaculture@yahoo.co.uk

International Peening Day 2022

Sun 3 April 2022 (First Sunday in April)

International Peening Day is an ‘everywhere-event’ – it’s aims are to remind people to prepare their scythes in advance of the mowing season and provide support by encouraging them to get together to peen together. You can share experiences online via the SABI Facebook or email groups.

Green Scythe Fair 2022

Provisional date Sun 12 June 2022 (Second Sunday in June)

Incorporating the 16th West Country Scythe Festival

Thorney Lakes, Somerset

After not taking place for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is hoped that the event can return in 2022. This is the biggest and best scythe event in the country. Scythe championship, scythe and haymaking events, crafts, stalls, music, speakers, kids area, local food and drink. For more up-to-date information see www.greenfair.org.uk