Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th October 2021

The Treefest Partnership Committee members of the Tweed Valley Forest Festival (Peebles Wood Market) are disappointed to announce the cancellation of this year's event scheduled for 17th and 18th October.

Scotland has not yet moved into Phase 4, which allows large gatherings, and the timescales available do not allow for the organisation of an event which meets the high standard to which we aspire. 

 

The committee have spent time looking at the Scottish Government guidelines, along with consulting with the events team at Scottish Borders Council and legal requirements of running the event to ensure the health and safety of all attendees.  In addition, we had to factor in the risk of the imposition of a local lockdown in October after expenditure has been incurred and is committed which could risk the future viability of the organisation. 

 

With all of this in mind and with a very heavy heart we came to the conclusion to cancel this year to ensure all of our participants and visiting public's safety.  The Peebles Wood Market weekend will be on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th October 2021, and we will be in touch in regards to the 2021 event in the springtime. 

 

We will miss all of you this year, stay safe and can't wait for 2021. 

 

Wood Market

Chainsaw Carving

Scottish Conker Championships

Food & Drink

Events in Peebles and the surrounding area this October

About the Tweed Valley Forest Festival

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. At our annual event you will find skilled crafters at our wood market, demonstrations on Tweed Green including live chainsaw carving techniques and of course the Scottish Conker Championships. Find out more from the links below.

Wood Market Stalls

Carvefest Demonstrators

Conker Championships Rules

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The Tweed Valley

Something for everyone, all year round

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.

Based in Peebles

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.

Visit [here plan your visit] for where to find us and useful links for other things to do in the Tweed Valley.