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International Hobbit™ Day

International Hobbit Day will be celebrated with an event at Hobbiton™ Movie Set, 22nd September 2019. 


Hobbiton™ Movie Set is delighted to host an evening to remember in The Shire™ celebrating International Hobbit Day, the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins on Sunday 22nd September 2019.

Hobbiton Movie Set is an experience to tantalise the senses as guests find themselves engulfed in the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of the Shire, at the home of the Hobbits, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. Your guide will escort you through the twelve-acre site at dusk, recounting fascinating details of how the movie set was created.

With a drink in hand you will have a chance to wander the Mill Marketplace, a bustling, vibrant experience.  Taste a real piece of the Shire from individually themed stalls bursting with traditional Hobbit fare. The market stalls will consist of New Zealand cheeses, freshly baked artisan breads, cured meats, smoked fish, and of course fresh produce from the Hobbiton™ gardens. Under the fully themed stretch tent will be a live Celtic band and an array of food from a self-service banquet table.

A short stroll across the double arch stone bridge is The Green Dragon™ Inn, as featured in the in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy as the local meeting place for all the residents of Hobbiton. It is the perfect place for guests to satisfy their thirst, indulging in a few beverages from our Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ range, which encompasses two traditional ales, an apple cider and non-alcoholic ginger beer, all handcrafted and exclusive to Hobbiton Movie Set.

As you explore the masterfully recreated Inn or relax in front of the open fires, staff will be serving hearty Hobbit sized canapés throughout the evening. Outside the Inn there will be a range of Hobbiton themed games to partake in and of course there will be prizes to be won so make sure you get involved!

Directly behind the Green Dragon Inn is the fully themed Party Marquee which will offer a quieter space for guests to sit back and enjoy a seated meal at your leisure. The Marquee is a replica of the tent seen at Bilbo’s eleventy first birthday party. The exterior is beautifully created from yellow painted canvas and the interior is fully themed with colourful bunting and lanterns creating a festival-like atmosphere. Awaiting inside the marquee will be a buffet table overflowing with Hobbit fare. The feast is designed to incorporate everything that keeps a Hobbits cheeks plump and as is tradition in the Shire, second helping are encouraged.

Throughout the evening there will be roaming entertainment mingling amongst the guests. Keep an eye out for the Hobbit roaming around with the raffle and be sure to sign up in The Green Dragon retail shop to win!

To add to this premium experience, you will have the opportunity to join in a guided evening lantern tour. This stunning journey under moonlight will travel through the village, breathtakingly lit up with Hobbit Hole chimney’s smoking and lanterns glowing against the darkness. Tours will depart regularly from outside the Green Dragon Inn throughout the evening.

International Hobbit Day Includes

  • A fully guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Hobbit Southfarthing beverages on tap throughout the evening
  • Marketplace entertainment
  • An array of dinner and dessert served from three different venues
  • Access to our retail shop throughout the evening
  • Best dressed, raffle and Hobbiton game prizes
  • A 15 minute evening lantern tour of Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Surprises throughout the evening


International Hobbit Day
International Hobbit Day

To celebrate International Hobbit Day on the 22nd of September 2019, Hobbiton Movie Set will be holding a special festival celebration. 

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International Hobbit Day Menu

Served across three unique and specially themed venues, each with different dishes to satisfy your Hobbit-sized appetite

The Mill Marketplace

  • Visit the variety of market stalls overflowing with Hobbit fayre and fresh produce from the Hobbiton gardens.
  • Tasty items will include freshly baked breads and dips, artisan cheeses and cured meats, and an assortment of delicious desserts. Inside the main tent you'll find build-your-own sliders for an even heartier meal.

The Green Dragon Inn

  • Step foot into The Green Dragon Inn and discover a harvest table almost too good to eat!
  • With savouries, sliders, cheese, crackers, pastries and fruits all on show. Our friendly staff will also be serving an array of canapes including lamb bites with caramelised onion and melted cheddar cheese, cold smoked salmon mousse, fritters, fish and vegetable sliders just to name a few.

The Party Marquee

  • Enter the fully themed marquee for a quieter space to relax and enjoy a seated meal.
  • The buffet will be overflowing with traditional favourites like roast lamb, beef and ale hot pot, roasted mushrooms and potatoes, seasonal vegetables and for dessert you must try our chef's signature warm sticky toffee pudding, a classic kiwi pavlova, or sample Nanny Sue's famous apple crumble.

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