What is the Tweed Valley Forest Festival?

Welcome to the Tweed Valley Forest Festival website, packed full of the information you need to enjoy this years festival which runs from Friday 21st October to Sunday 30th October 2016.

Forest Festival Events

The Tweed Valley Forest Festival has been running since 2006 and has been attracting over 5,000 people each year from far and near to celebrate the connections with the area’s Halloween customs and growing forest culture. We are based around the Tweed Valley Forest Park with the beautiful market town of Peebles at its hub.

Last year was the 10th Anniversary of the Wood Market and it is building on its growing reputation as Scotland’s premier event of its kind with lots of new exhibitors, including Abbey St Bathans Sawmill and Logosol, who demonstrated a chainsaw based mobile sawmill.

Highlights for 2015 saw the partnership expand to include The Woodland Trust, who joined us on the Tweed Green on the first weekend where competitors for the 9th Scottish Conker Championship could sample some local food and beverages whilst awaiting their next match, a two day Wood Market and Food Festival which offered a fantastic opportunity to buy products direct from the makers (and so, so much more!), spooky events and Halloween activities at Traquair House and Bowhill House.

What else does the Tweed Valley offer?

The Tweed Valley Forest Park is made up of seven working forests that are also lovely places to visit. From walking to mountain biking, wildlife to history, there is something for everyone – see the Forestry Commission website for more information.

Just 20 odd miles south of Edinburgh this popular destination in the Scottish Borders offers Peebles High Street with fantastic independent shops, hotels & restaurants serving delicious food and a countryside which is stunning to view and explore – especially in the golden glow of autumn.

We’ve put together some other useful links related to the Tweed Valley and the Forest Festival which might give you some more reasons to visit.

Keep an eye on our news and events page for more details about what is happening in this year’s forest festival. If you are interested in becoming involved as an exhibitor, demonstrator..etc.. then get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!