Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

10am – 3pm, 11th September 2010

We are excited to announce our first Harvest Festival on 11th September 2010 10 – 3pm, hosted by our partners, ‘Operation Farm’ and funded by Tameside Council’s Community Chest Fund.

The event co-incides with Newton’s Scarecrow Festival funded by the Community Cohesion Grant, visit www.tameside.gov.uk/scarecrowfestival for details and application form.

Outside the front entrance of the building join our hosts, Operation Farm as they launch their active group of allotment projects with the aim of local, affordable and sustainable food.

In the Main Cafe there will be lots of fantastic food stalls and demonstrations, including:

  • The Park Cafe offering a fabulous harvest menu
  • Topaz Cafe www.topaz-ashton.org Link to External Website
  • Harvest Food demonstration by our chef, Richard
  • French Food demonstration by Barbara
  • Hands-on vegetarian demonstration by Melissa
  • Joyce the Jam Woman demonstrating how to make Lemon Curd
  • Oromo coffee stall www.oromocoffee.org Link to External Website

Operation Farm Logo

In the Haggle ‘n’ Barter Room:

  • Summer Produce swap shop – bring your home-grown fruit, vegetables and herbs and swap them for someone else’s
  • Haggle ‘n’ Barter produce to purchase
  • Bring your jams, chutneys and relishes on a sale or return basis
  • Composting information and advice, including our worm cafe
  • Recycling information and advice

Outside the Haggle ‘n’ Barter Room:

  • Ask the expert – gardening advice brought to you by Dave & Rachel

In the Meeting Room:

  • Patchwork advice from Carmen Walton

In the Outside Space:

  • Music from Celtic Belt
  • Bring your early season apples to press in our new apple press
  • Advice & information from Countryside Wardens

In the Marquee – situated at the back of the building near the Bowling Green:

  • Posh dining on haystacks!
  • Kids play area
  • Face painting by Belinda
  • Traditional Punch and Judy

In the Park:

  • 120 themed Scarecrows!
  • Traditional Organ Grinder
  • Mossley St John’s Brass Band 1st set 11.00-11.40 am 2nd set 12.00 – 12.40
  • Heritage information charting the historical information of Hyde Park
  • Birds of Prey
  • Accessible bikes brought to you by the Fire Service