Fangfest - Festival of Practical Arts

Friday 22 June 2012

This year is the 14th annual Festival of Practical Arts held in the village of Fangfoss and The Rocking Horse Shop have made the largest hand carved rocking horse for visitors to see. This delightful east Yorkshire village puts on a fantastic show once a year. Jane Cook from The Rocking Horse Shop, says "The whole aim of Fangfest is to promote traditional crafts. It's amazing how many local traditional crafts people we have and it is a real joy to see the makers demonstrating their craft."

The Rocking Horse Shop opens it's doors and lets you see how Rocking Horses are made, including carving, painting and making tack. They also open their museum with over 100 old Rocking Horses on display. Over the last year The Rocking Horse Shop have been making the worlds largest hand carved Rocking Horse which stands 16ft high and is 24ft long, this huge Rocking Horse will be on view at Fangfest.

At Fangfoss Pottery they will show you how to make a teapot and you can even have a go at making a pot yourself. There will be a stone carver, chain saw carver, corn dolly maker, Artists and much more. The craft marquee holds 20 local stall holders many of them demonstrating their individual crafts. "We also incorporate a range of family fun, including vintage car rally, flower festival, fairground rides, and you can even have a go at clay shooting or archery. We have something for every one from the very young to the very old," says Jane

It's a great weekend, for more details see the website or Facebook page.


When: 1-2 September, 2012 (9am to 4pm)

Where: Fangfoss, York