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:

  • Apple bobbing
  • The story of Johnny Appleseed
  • A talk and tasting of English apple varieties
  • A close examination of seasonal vegetables such as squashes and pumpkins
  • A demonstration and tastings of apple crumble and pumpkin soup 
  • Exploring the Showground for autumnal items 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 2019, the heaviest pumpkins were grown by St. Nicholas' Junior School, and Oaklands Juniors were the winners at the event that took place at Wellington College. Both schools received a prize to take back to school.

This project will be running again in October 2020 - dates and venues to be confirmed soon. Please contact Jan, our Education Officer if you would like to register your interest - or call Jan on 01635 247111.



“Please pass on our thanks to all those involved, we had a lovely day, the children all asked if they could come next year.” – Thatcham Park Primary School

“Thank you so much for all the lovely activities yesterday. Our children, and adults, enjoyed the day immensely. It was an interesting and we'll organised event and must have taken a lot of organising!” – Finchampstead Primary School

“Just a quick note of thanks for a wonderful day yesterday. The children had a really lovely time and came back to school with tales of apple bobbing, chocolate cake and exploring the woods! Thank you so very much for all the hard work you and your team put into this event, we, as a participating school, are really grateful. Please pass our thanks on to everyone in your team, a great day was had by all!” – St Anthony’s Primary School