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.
Our focus at this year’s Wood Market and Tweed Green experience weekend will be the importance of creating new woodlands, with lots of information, help and advice on hand at various stands both inside and out. We will also be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Scottish Conker Championships, alongside welcoming back last year’s new element Carvefest! We will have a fantastic array of stalls, offering high quality products direct from the makers, whether you are looking for food, gifts for your friends and family or treating yourself, we have it all.
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!