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Middle-earth Festival returns to Sarehole Mill this weekend
Sarehole Mill and the mill pond in September 2015
Sarehole Mill and the mill pond in September 2015

This year’s Middle-earth Festival will be held this weekend – on Saturday and Sunday 3 and 4 September 2016 – at Sarehole Mill, Birmingham.

The Mill and the adjacent field will host living history camps, medieval traders, food stalls, weapon displays, children’s activities, costume pageants, and much more.

Starting as an annual community event in 1998, Middle-earth Festival aims to celebrate the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien with activities and entertainments for all the family.

The Tolkien Society will be in Tolkien tent opposite the main area – come and say hi!

When is it?

Middle-earth Festival will be open to the public from 11.00 until 17.00 on both Saturday 3 September and Sunday 4 September.

Where is it?

The Festival will be held at Sarehole Mill, Cole Bank Road, Hall Green, Birmingham B13 0BD.

What does it cost?

Admission to the Festival is free for all, but some activities may charge.

Access to the Mill itself will cost  £3 for adults and £1 for children.

View all of our photos from last year’s event on Flickr.

About the Author: Daniel Helen

Daniel is an Officer without Portfolio and Trustee of The Tolkien Society. Elected in 2014, he is mainly responsible for the Society’s digital operations, including this website.