At the end of your tour, you’ll arrive into The Mill Marketplace – a bustling, vibrant experience where you can wander, drink in hand, and taste a real piece of the Shire™ from marketplace stalls bursting with traditional Hobbit fare. Sample the New Zealand cheeses, freshly baked artisan breads, cured meats, smoked fish, desserts, and of course fresh produce from the gardens all on offer. Roaming performers and our live Celtic band will be there to get you dancing and put you in a festive mood.
Take a short stroll across the double arch stone bridge to The Green Dragon™ Inn and enjoy a few Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ beverages. Outside the Inn, partake in the range of games with plenty of prizes to be won! By then you’ll have worked up your Hobbit appetite, so when you’re ready for supper, head to the Party Marquee where a buffet table overflowing with Hobbit fare awaits you. The buffet will feature everything that keeps a Hobbit’s cheeks plump, and as is tradition in the Shire, second helpings are encouraged!
As the sun sets over the Shire and the celebration comes an end, head across to The Mill Marketplace where we’ll announce our winners for best dressed, the raffle and a few other prizes.
To conclude the evening, you’ll be invited on a stunning journey under moonlight back through the village, with lights from the Hobbit Holes glowing against the darkness. This sure will be a night to remember…