Woodsetts Tara, a small community group, organized a memorable event for residents and visitors of the village. The group supported by Rotherfed decided they wanted to make it bigger and better than last year’s car rally and craft market. The day-long event named Woodfest featured a craft market, a classic car rally, a beer festival, and live music, the event attracted around 2,500 enthusiastic attendees despite the rain. The event was staffed by volunteers from all the community groups in the area.
The event, held on the village cricket pitch, showed the talent and creativity of local crafters. The craft market offered handmade goods and craft ideas as well as games and stalls form local groups, including the Neighbourhood watch and had a small fairground alongside archery and axe throwing for older participants.
Alongside the craft market, the group held a classic car rally featuring 60 Vintage vehicles, lovingly restored to their former glory, were proudly displayed for all to admire. The event provided a nostalgic trip down memory lane and allowed attendees to immerse themselves in the timeless charm of classic cars.
The beer festival offered a chance to sit and relax for a while away from the bustle of the craft market and the classic cars and enjoy a choice of 15 craft beers and ciders. The entertainment staged on the back of a lorry trailer, was supplied by bands some of which played at Glastonbury this year as well as local talent was joined by a Zumba session for the younger attendees.
Woodsetts TARA’s event drew an impressive crowd, with approximately 2,500 people joining the festivities throughout the day. The group would like to hold this event every year to continue to bring the community of Woodsetts together and build on the success of the last two events to bring an even bigger spectacular for next year. The event’s success can be attributed to the hard work and dedication of all the members of the group.