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Harvest Festival

18th September 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Join us from 10am-4pm for a celebration of all things Autumnal.

We are hosting a traditional celebration of the harvest, offering visitors a chance to explore the importance of the Harvest at Dalemain and in Cumbria throughout the centuries. There will be talks, activities and guided tours, to be enjoyed by everyone from families to gardening experts.

We have plenty of traditional and special activities taking place throughout the day. There will be ‘heavy’ shire horses where you can learn to plait their manes. As well as a selection of hand-picked nurseries and craft stalls from the North of England and apple juicing with the North Lakes Orchard Group. Visitors should bring clean apples (hand picked and washed, not rotten) and a container for their juice.

There will also be a parade of vintage tractors and a visit from our guest of honour, Philbert the Squirrel!

Herbs and apples have been harvested from the gardens and will be served as part of our delicious Autumnal menu in the Great Barn Tearoom.

A special Harvest Celebration will take place at St Andrew’s, Dacre at 9.30am on Sunday 18th September. The church will be decorated with beautiful, traditional harvest decorations, and everyone is welcome to this service of thanksgiving.


18th September 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens
Penrith, CA11 0HB
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