Green Scythe Fair 2024 and Scythe Association Member’s Day

Green Scythe Fair 2024

The Green Scythe Fair

Sunday 9th June, 2024

The UK’s biggest and longest running Scythe Fair will be held at Thorney Lakes, Somerset on Sunday 9th June.

Come along to meet fellow scythe enthusiasts and enjoy all the delights the fair has to offer!

This is a magical one day environmental fair in a beautiful setting on the Somerset Levels run entirely by volunteers using wind, sun and muscle power. Excellent live music, over 100 stalls displaying traditional skills, crafts and produce, lively environmental debates, delicious organic local food, a variety of the best ales and ciders and a large kids area with activities throughout the day.

The Green Scythe Fair includes the celebrated West Country Scythe Championship, known far and wide for the stupendous and often hilarious feats of haymaking by international scythesmen and women, who mow a swathe through the summer festival scene. It is probably the most authentic, and enjoyable, country fair in all England!

Tickets must be booked in advance – see The Green Scythe Fair website.


Wait, there’s more!

Several course and events run in the days leading up to the festival. These offer an unrivalled opportunity to connect with other scythers at all levels of experience, who are only too pleased to share their expertise and knowledge to help you develop your proficiency.


Scythe Association Members Day

Saturday 8th June

A selection of workshops are held on Saturday afternoon for members of the Scythe Association of Britain and Ireland (SABI).  Previous years workshops have included Grassland management, Hay making, Peening, and English scythes to give a taste of what could be on offer.

The workshops are free to attend but must be pre-booked in advance.  Non-members can join for £10 via the SABI website. More info will be available from SABI in the coming months.


Beginner’s Scythe Courses

Friday 7th June

A scythe course is the best way to get started with the scythe, or refine your skill if you are relatively new to the tool. Beginner’s course will be run on site on Friday 7th June. For more information and booking see the Green Scythe Fair courses page.


The Scythe Improvers Masterclass

Friday 7th June and Saturday 8th June

two day course for mowers with some experience who want to develop their skills, team leaders managing volunteers or staff or people who want to teach scythe use to others.

You will get personal attention from three of the most experienced teachers in the UK.  Learn to scythe and peen with greater confidence and ease! See here for more details.

Three Highly Experienced Scythe Tutors