The weekend (on 15/16 May) is a celebration of J R R Tolkienâ€™s life in the Sarehole area (including Moseley Bog) of Birmingham. Held every May since 2000 the event attracts around 10,000 visitors.
â€œMany of the events take place in Sarehole Mill Recreation Ground, behind Sarehole Mill and alongside the River Cole. Come and see the fantasy events, have a look at the medieval world. Or you can find out more about the green countryside and parks around, their history and their wildlife, on a guided walk. Come in costume if you like, and take part in the costume parade.â€ Attractions include:
Tolkien Society information stand & display; Costume parade; Guided walks exploring the Shire Country Park; Dragons and dragon stories; Bus tours to the church and school Tolkien attended; Tour the water mill; Poetry and song; Morris dancers; Climbing wall; Calligraphy and Elvish lessons; Face painting; Craft stalls; Farmersâ€™ Market; and much more.
Admission to the event is free, but there may be a charge for some of the activities. There are also craft and refreshment stalls. Visit their website for further details.