2014 WoodFest a bundle of fun


WoodFest - Credit: Archant

Thousands turned out to enjoy three days of music, story-telling and craftsmanship at Hatfield Forest’s annual WoodFest last weekend.

Wood turning, hewing and forging were showcased at the free festival, which began its life 20 years ago as a timber sale and open day. A smorgasbord of pagan, gospel, and blues music resounded over the two stages, including an open mic session for those who wanted to have a go.

“The festival was a phenomenal success this year, we had thousands of people enjoying the music and making the most of the chance to find out more about the forest and the work we do here,” said Ian Pease, who has been managing WoodFest for the last 12 years.

“It was great to see so many people enjoying the festival and the opportunity to camp out in the forest, we’re looking forward to next year already!” he added.