Autumn Harvest Celebration

Each October two days are held celebrating the best of home grown autumn produce, at the showground and at Wellington College. The day consists of a series of activities in the morning: apple bobbing, the story of Johnny Appleseed, a talk and tasting of English apple varieties, a close examination of seasonal vegetables, including squashes and pumpkins, a demonstration and tastings of apple crumble and pumpkin soup and the opportunity to create an individual autumn collage. After lunch the weighing is held of school grown pumpkins and prizes are awarded for the heaviest specimens. In 2016 the heaviest pumpkins were grown by Garland Junior School and St Anthony's Primary School. This project will be running again in October 2017 at the showground and at Wellington College. Please contact the Education Officer if you would like to register interest.