Sacrewell is celebrating spring in the countryside at its two-day event on May 21 and 22.

The Sacrewell Spring Fair is an annual event but this year, like the season it represents, it has had a new lease of life.

The main event will be held at Sacrewell Mill where you’ll be able to join in Maypole and Morris Dancing, try your hand at milling and bread-making and relax while listening to some live music and tasting real ales, including Sacrewell’s new own brew which will be launched at the event.

PR and Communications Manager Megan Allen explains that the farm has been working with a local brewery to bottle Sacrewell own Miller’s Ale.

“We have a really good working relationship with The Grainstore Brewery in Oakham and having toured their brewery last year, we decided to create our own bottled ale.

“The ale and bottle will celebrate our 18th Century grade II* listed watermill and will be a tribute to the hard working men and women of the mill.”

Elsewhere on site you can watch sheep shearing shows with expert Ross Priddle who will talk you through the process and show you how to shear a sheep in one go.

Children under 12 can also enter their names into the draw to become May King and Queen. There will be one winner picked in the afternoon each day and they will receive a prize and a royal tractor tour of the farm with their families, where they can wave to their loyal subjects.

Megan added: “It’s the first time we’ve had a May King and Queen at Sacrewell at the Spring Fair and we’re really looking forward to waving them off on their royal tour.

“It’s just for fun and names will be picked out of a hat. We’re working with Vicki from Paisley Flower in Oakham who is creating some beautiful prizes for us.”

Origin8 at Sacrewell will be cooking up a storm, using the best local ingredients that spring in the countryside has to offer.

Sacrewell is just off the A1/A47 at Wansford, Peterborough and is open from 9.30am to 5pm every day with camping and caravanning pitches available for overnight visitors.

For information and updates visit www.sacrewell.org.uk


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