Following the success of the Tolkien weekend at Sarehole Mill in 2000, another Sarehole weekend took place on May 19 and 20 2001.
This year's Tolkien Weekend at Sarehole Mill 'Fun At Mill...Again!' saw over 2,200 people visit the mill and green. Visitors saw the mill at work, the displays put on by the Tolkien Society, River Cole & Chinn Brook Conservation Group, Hall Green Library, Birmingham City Council's Park Rangers, the local RSPB group and others. There was also a craft fair, and the chance to take part in walks of Moseley Bog and the River Cole or see the Shire Players production of Farmer Giles of Ham (one of Tolkien's shorter works). Much of the weekend's events were funded by a grant of lottery money to the Tolkien Society from the Awards For All scheme.
The Tolkien Society was awarded a grant of £4,900 by the National Lottery's Awards for All programme to stage a weekend event at Sarehole Mill, Birmingham. The museum at Sarehole Mill was open for extra hours, and a miller was demonstrating his craft.
The Lottery fund money funded the production costs of a dramatic presentation of Tolkien's story Farmer Giles of Ham, and covered the costs of craft demonstrators.