This weekend Winchester Cathedral celebrates Hampshire Harvest with the County’s food and farming. The first day was full of gorgeous local produce, live entertainment, and a lot of inspiration.
Don’t miss it – there’s still one more day tomorrow.
I visited Winchester Cathedral with my family today and totally enjoyed it. In Winchester Cathedral grounds (Outer Close), there was a busy Hampshire Farmers’ Market.
We bought some buffalo mince, cakes, sweet chill jam (not from the same stall of course).
In the Inner Close, there was live music all day from The Winchester Music School.
The horse and cart ride looked fun.
The mobile farm was very interesting.
There were some children’s activities, displays, falcons from Falconhigh, craft demonstrations, and delightful fairground organ music. There were also vintage farm machinery.
Hampshire and Isle of Wight air Ambulance had a helicopter there to entertain children.
To my delight, entry to the Cathedral is free for both Saturday and Sunday.
There was a clever Back British Farming display at the entrance of the Cathedral.
My husband was drawn to a display about Churches and Bats, a planned exhibit of mortuary boxes of pre-Norman kings plus William II, a new exhibit about the Winchester Bible (800-year-old book), and the crypt with a weird sculpture inside.
My son and I went to find out more about Jane Austen. We saw her grave and memorials again.
We followed some visitors and a guide by chance. The guide told the tourists that there are ALWAYS flowers at Jane Austen’s memorial, and that the Cathedral has attracted a lot of American tourists, who come to pay tribute to Jane Austen.
Inside the Cathedral, you would also find some unusual items – scarecrows. Well – there is a scarecrow competition going on.
On Sunday, the event culminates with a special Harvest Festival service held in the Cathedral at 3.30pm. All Welcome.
For more information and events please visit Winchester Cathedral.
— Winchester Cathedral (@WinCathedral) October 3, 2015
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