THE Killingworth Castle pub at Wootton is branching out by holding its first Killy Food and Craft Fair on Saturday.

Licensees Jim and Claire Alexander have joined forces with community markets organiser Caroline Casey, who used to live in the village, to stage the event, with the focus on local produce and craft items.

The community-run Wootton Stores will be among the stall-holders, along with Callow Farm meats, from Stonesfield, and Propeller, a social enterprise involving students with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities from Abingdon & Witney College, Springfield School in Witney, Fitzwaryn School in Wantage and Abingdon’s Kingfisher School, who will be selling herb plants, flowers, winter hanging baskets, bird boxes and craft items.

The craft producers include artisan soap and skincare firm Stonesfield Soap Company.

Mrs Alexander said: “I think it will be a lovely fair to visit for locals and people from further afield. We hope for support so it can grow bigger and better and become a regular event.”

The fair will be open from 10am to 2pm.