Friday, 22 September 2017

Organic farmer’s festival marks pumpkin harvest

MORE than 1,000 people attended the fourth annual squash and pumpkin festival at the Hardwick Estate

MORE than 1,000 people attended the fourth annual squash and pumpkin festival at the Hardwick Estate in Whitchurch.

Attractions included live American country music, storytelling, pony rides, vintage swings, a Moldovan folk workshop and performances by children’s entertainer Bertie Slippers.

There was also a “guess the weight of the pumpkin” competition, food stalls, a bar with local ales and ciders and an arts and crafts marquee.

The event was organised by organic farmer Iain Tolhurst to celebrate this year’s harvest and he gave tours of the estate.

Earlier this year, the estate hosted its second annual strawberry vintage fayre.



There were plans for a mulberry fayre in August but this was called off because it was the holiday period.



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