ORCHARD HARVEST DAY at Winterbourne Medieval Barn
Event Date: 08 Oct 2017 - 08 Oct 2017
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Event Times:
11am - 4pm
Event Details
Visit the wonderful medieval barn built in 1342, and celebrate the Great British Orchard. Apple display and advice available to let you know how you can identify your apples.
See traditional cider making demonstrations using a Victorian press - and taste the results from the Winterbourne Cider Company!
Learn about medieval falconry and watch these beautiful birds with Raptorcare’s static and flying displays – you can even take a ’selfie’ with a bird on the glove.
Demonstrations from ’Flaxland’ - find out all about flax and linen, and how this traditional crop fits into the agricultural history of Flaxpits Lane, Winterbourne. See the different stages of flax growing, and watch breaking, scutching and hackling as the crop is processed. Flax, with its beautiful blue flowers, has many uses from linseed oil to linen to "Lino” flooring (for those old enough to remember it!).
There will be something for all the family - a Steam engine, local crafts and rural skills, the ever-popular Ferret-Racing, plus skittles, archery, llamas, apple-bobbing, face-painting and lots of other children’s activities and games.
Music and dance from the Frampton Shantymen, Winterbourne Down Border Morris, and Barber Shop Singers.
Food and drink available all day from Old Sodbury Lamb, Harcombe Catering (Lorraine’s wonderful sweets and savouries), Icicle-Tricycle Ice Cream, and the Barn cafe. Bar provided by The Globe Inn from Frampton Cotterell, plus Haythorn Cider brewed at the Barn.
Assistance and well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome. Dogs remain the responsibility of the owner within the grounds of the Barn.
Adults only £3 (children under 16 are FREE).
Parking charge of £2 per vehicle in aid of The Alzheimers Society.
Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust - Registered Charity number 1112908
www.winterbournebarn.org.uk and find us on facebook.
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Address: Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne BS36 2EF