Immerse yourself in autumn and enjoy the harvest celebrations at Attingham Park

Attingham Park’s Walled Garden will be brought to life with their annual Harvest Fair on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September with harvest displays, demonstrations, live music and entertainment, and a handful of stalls selling locally made products.

The fair will take place in the Walled Garden and Orchard between 10am and 4pm, and visitors will be able to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Fair and discover more about the autumn traditions of the estate.

One of the highlights of the weekend, there will be the chance to watch apples from Attingham’s own trees being pressed in the Orchard using a traditional apple press. Pressing is due to take place at 11am, 1pm and 3pm each day, and bottles of the freshly pressed juice will then be available to buy. Visitors are invited to bring along apples from their own garden on Sunday, as Glyn Smith, an apple expert from Erddig, will be on hand to help identify unusual varieties and answer visitors’ questions.

Local musicians will be entertaining visitors at selected times throughout the weekend, with the Melomanics on Saturday and Kickin’ Alice Appalachian Step Dancers on Sunday.

Families will be able to explore the Walled Garden with a pumpkin poetry trail, marking the centenary of the First World War. There will also be farming and firewood harvesting machinery on display, from some of Attingham estate’s tenant farmers.

Joanne Marlor, Events and Marketing Assistant at Attingham Park said, “We’re really looking forward to this year’s Harvest Fair, there’s always a fantastic atmosphere and this year is set to be no exception. There will be something for the whole family to enjoy, with live music, dancing, farming displays and a handful of traders selling local products to take home. It’s also a great chance to find out a bit more about the traditions of the estate, and sample some of Attingham’s produce, with honey from the beehives on sale as well as freshly pressed apple juice.” 

Standard grounds admissions apply. National Trust members and children under 5 go free.

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