Beeston Castle Autumn Fair will be held at Beeston Castle this weekend on Saturday 7th & Sun 8th October.
The Fair runs from 11am -- 4pm, with different activities throughout the day.
Embrace the season with Autumn Adventures, which sees visitors set out on an autumnal trail to find scarecrows hidden throughout Beeston's 40 acre woodland park, before getting creative by making their own.
Get creative with hands-on crafts and don't miss a special display from the country's finest historical falconers. Set in Beeston's wonderful woodland park it promises to be a fun-filled and nostalgic family day out.
The Dog Show will be held at 2pm both days, with entries accepted until fifteen minutes before the competition.
Timetable of Events
10.30am Autumnal Notes In the guise of the Green Man, the musician Wynndebagge presents seasonal sounds, applely anecdotes and more, to open the Fair.
11.00am Foraging Food Join us on our forage to explore the wild delicacies growing all around us. Learn how to safely identify wild plants and taste from a selection of syrups, chutneys and pickles.
12.00pm Hawking at Harvest Learn about the seasonal traditions of falconry.
12.30pm A Tale of Two Pears In this comical play, Cheshire pears Toadback and Slobberchops call upon your help as they challenge one another to a duel to decide who is the fruitiest. Can they settle it with a Conference or will they need The Doctor? Or have they reckoned without fellow fruits Quince, Medlar and Plum? Join in the fun as one by one they seek your favour for their flavour.
1.00pm Foraged Foods Cooking Demonstration Learn how to cook with wild and foraged foods including nettles, brambles and dandelions. Pick up some tips and taste the finished product.
2.00pm Dog Show (Participants must be registered by 1.45pm and at the arena by 1.55pm. Please register at our 'Pop-up shop' by the arena).
2.30pm Autumnal Notes Once again, Wynndebagge present seasonal sounds, anecdotes and customs, joined by his jig doll Coster.
3.00pm Hawking at Harvest Learn about the seasonal traditions of falconry.
3.30pm Foraging Food Join us once more on our forage to explore the wild delicacies growing all around us.
(All times approximate and subject to change in the event of poor weather)
Where: Beeston Castle and Woodland Park -- Chapel Lane, Beeston, Cheshire, CW6 9TX
Prices: Adult -- £7.10 / Child, 5-15 years -- £4.30 / Concession -- £6.40 / Family -- £18.50 / English Heritage members -- Free