Celebrating the Blackdowns

PUBLISHED: 13:32 18 September 2008 | UPDATED: 22:21 15 June 2010

A special public event to celebrate the produce, crafts and community life of the Blackdown Hills is being held on Saturday (September 20).

A special public event to celebrate the produce, crafts and community life of the Blackdown Hills is being held on Saturday (September 20).

Celebrating the Blackdowns at Churchinford will feature more than 30 stalls and exhibits showing what local people have been up to over the last six years with their share of the Blackdown Hills AONB LEADER+ funding. Stallholders will include the Blackdown Hills Food Producers Group and the Blackdown Hills Artists and Makers and numerous local businesses and groups, all showcasing their achievements and selling local food and drink, arts and crafts.

There will be a range of seriously fun activities for all the family, including bush craft with Wildside Education where young and older can test their whittling skills and demonstrations of hedgerow chair making from the Blackdown Hills Hedge Association. Join with Neroche artists to make lanterns that will be paraded in November's spooky Punkie Night, bring along apples and take away juice with Pomona the apple press, and quiz Adam from the Cider with Roadies project about all things appley. Local refreshments will of course be available, including a delicious hog roast.

All are welcome at Churchinford Pavilion (Grid Ref. 32071133) from noon to 4pm, with car parking in the neighbouring field (look out for the signs). For more information visit www.blackdown-hills.net or call 01823 680681.


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