Harvest time fun at Tatton Park's Home Farm

To mark the change in season, Tatton's Home Farm will be hosting its annual Harvest Festival from September 20-21

To mark the change in season, Tatton's Home Farm will be hosting its annual Harvest Festival from September 20-21

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TATTON’S Home Farm animals will be wriggling into their Sunday best for the upcoming Harvest Festival weekend.

The annual festival, one of the farm’s favourites, will be held on Saturday September 20 and Sunday September 21.

Visitors are being invited to bring along their pets for the special ‘harvest blessings’ which will take place at 2pm on both days, accompanied by the Preston Brook Brass Band. Ministers Jackie Betts and Margaret Fogdan will give thanks for the season and bless the farm’s livestock and any other pets brought along on the day.

Jayne Chapman, farm manager, said: “Harvest is a very special time of the year; we love the opportunity to say thanks for all the crops that we have grown and all the new arrivals that have been born during the year.

“We try to make the event lots of fun and sheep racing is always a highlight for the visitors.”

As well as seeing Little Baa, Nelly and Sam compete, visitors will also be able to see traditional spinning displays and take part in a number of craft activities, including making corn dollies and scarecrows.

The Cheshire Guild of Woodturners will also demonstrate traditional skills of pole lathing and wood-turning, and for the first time, Cheshire storyteller Elizabeth Morris will be having Harvest story time.

The festival will take place from noon to 5pm on both days and normal farm admission and park entry charges apply.

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