A free family event celebrating the Countyâ€™s food and farming. Includes Hampshire Farmersâ€™ Market, mobile farm, childrenâ€™s activities, displays, craft demonstrations and a programme of musical entertainment â€“ all taking place in the Cathedral Close. There will be free entry into the Cathedral both Saturday and Sunday.
Displays and activities will include:
Hampshire Farmersâ€™ Market
Horse and Carriage Rides
Vintage Farming Machinery
A Static Falconry Display
The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Pod
Vintage Fairground organ
The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) â€“ this yearâ€™s nominated charity
The National Farmersâ€™ Union
The Country Landownersâ€™ Association
Sparsholt Agricultural College
Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Fund
The Farming Community Network
Hampshire Honey Society
The Bee Keeping Society
The Diocesan Environmental Group
The Cathedral Stonemasons
Hampshire Bat Society
Wessex Chalkstream & Rivers Trust
The event culminates with a special Harvest Festival service held in the Cathedral on Sunday at 3.30pm. All Welcome.
The Dean hosts a delicious two-course Hampshire lunch, in the Cathedral Refectory at 12.30pm on Sunday. Tickets: ÂŁ14.95 available from online the Cathedral Box Office or by calling 01962 857 275.
A scarecrow competition will take place over the weekend and families, groups and individuals are invited to make their own scarecrow at home and bring it to the festival. To enter download the application form, fill in your details and send it back to us.
Download a the scarecrow competition application form (PDF)
The Harvest event is held in partnership with Hampshire Farmers Market, Sparsholt College, The New Forest Show and Hampshire County Council.