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 year’s festival which runs from Friday 24th October 2014 to Sunday 2nd November 2014 and details of our other events throughout the year.

Forest Festival Events

The Tweed Valley Forest Festival has been running since 2007 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.

Conker Championships winners with trophies Wicker hamper with eggs, jams, chutney to illustrate Peebles Food Festival

Highlights for 2013 saw the partnership expand to include Peebles Food Festival, who joined us on the Tweed Green on the first weekend where competitors for the 7th Scottish Conker Championship could sample some local food and beverages whilst awaiting their next match, a two day Wood Market which offered a fantastic opportunity to buy wood products direct from the makers (and so, so much more!), spooky events and Halloween activities at Traquair House.  The popular Dark Wood night-time events returned to the forests at Bowhill and Glentress for a second year.

What else does the Tweed Valley offer?

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.

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.

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.

Walker looking out over hills to Walkerburn Rt 7 Glenbenna and Plora to illustrate scenery of the Tweed Valley

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!

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