The Scything Festival will be held on the weekend of 22nd and 23rd of June 2019 on the Wimpole Estate in the Folly field within the Capability Browns landscape. The folly field, is now one of the best wildflower meadows on the estate, amazing given that it was an arable field 20 years ago!
It is designed to be a fun weekend with several competitions and there will be a course to teach how to use the scythe and mow including how to make hay and meadow management. Link to course here. Scythes will be available to buy (try before you buy!)
All sorts of mowing will be taking place from large quarter acre and eighth acre plots to the 10m x 10m and 5m x 5m plots. Announcements and cups for the mowing competitons will be presented on Sunday at 5pm.
The Estate Greenwood group will be in attendance all weekend demonstrating a variety of rural crafts as well as some blacksmithing. The varied work of the forestry department will be showcased with demonstrations of converting round timber into planks (timber will be available for sale on request)
Camping is available for mowers and visiting craft persons and anyone wishing to demonstrate can do and can sell their wares free of charge. For any further information please email Jim McVittie on firstname.lastname@example.org