Harvest Festival 2017: Cotswolds
23rd September 2017
Our annual Harvest Festival is a wonderful way to celebrate the variety of autumnal fare available at this time of year, give thanks for the season’s abundance and connect with nature before winter closes in.
On Saturday 23rd September we will be doing just that with our annual Harvest Festival at our COTSWOLDS FARM. Offering a whole host of educational, delicious and fun activities for the whole family, it always makes for a fantastic day out. Scroll down for more informaiton and see here for some of our favourite photos from last year.
Date: Saturday 23rd September
LOCATION: Daylesford near Kingham, Gloucestershire, GL56 0YG
Food, glorious food
Taking centre stage this year is our Honey Show, in honour of the bounty produced by our beehives at Daylesford. The bees work hard all summer to pollinate the wildflowers and other crops on our organic farm, and we are grateful for every golden drop of honey.
Head Gardener Jez and his team will be on hand to guide you through a taste journey of seasonal raw vegetables, salad leaves and other treats from the Market Garden.
Our talented artisan producers will be out in force offering insight into the delicious, award-winning food at Daylesford – and plenty of samples.
The Cookery School will be hosting demonstrations throughout the festival, including preserving and fermenting foods – a great opportunity to learn the best ways to stock up for winter.
The farmshop café and Old Spot bar will be open all day, serving special Harvest dishes and cocktails to eat in and take away.
Activities for all ages
Try your hand at traditional harvest activities, from apple bobbing, using an old-fashioned press to make delicious apple juice and knotting onion strings.
We will be making the most of the great outdoors with pony rides, JCB ride-ons and traditional country games.
To inspire your creative flair, head to our Garden Workshop for floral headdress making and be sure to visit Amber Locke’s amazing Fruit, Vegetable and Flower live art installation.
We will be hosting plenty of vegetable and chutney competitions – not to mention a scarecrow challenge!
THE COUNTRY BROCANTE
The Country Brocante will be back again for the Harvest Festival, so visitors can browse antiques and unique homeware pieces at their leisure. For more information, opening hours and entrance fees please click here.
We look forward to welcoming special guests to be part of our Harvest celebrations, including food hero Rose Prince and raw food artist Amber Locke.
Farm & Field
This year the Harvest Festival is a pedestrian zone, so you can walk freely through the whole farm site.
Meet our animals on the farm, pop into our Dairy Barn to hear talks on a variety of topics relating to organic food, wellness and Harvest, and marvel at a display of farm equipment.
Wander down to our paddocks for sheepdog demonstrations, and join in with Crayfishing and Foraging.
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