Bursledon Windmill, Hampshire's only working windmill, is holding a Harvest Festival weekend on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September.
The weekend will be a nostalgic look back at harvest time during the windmill’s heyday in the nineteenth century, and will feature vintage agricultural machinery and other farming bygones from the collections cared for by the trust, as well as children’s hands-on activities, dressing-up, a nature trail, harvest displays, crafts to make and take and live folk music from The Oak Set. Entry to the site and activities are free, with the usual admission charge for those wanting a windmill tour. Activities are from 10:00am to 4:00pm on both days, with last entry at 3:00pm.
Visitors can enjoy a pig in a bun for breakfast or lunch from Hog Roast Hampshire as well as a pint of real ale from Fallen Acorn Brewery (vegetarian and non-alcoholic alternatives are available)! There is, of course, a charge for food and drink and there will also be local produce and crafts for sale (cash only).
It promises to be a fun and fascinating day out for the whole family, and with the large threshing barn on site it will go ahead whatever the weather.
Hampshire Cultural Trust received funding from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme for the windmill’s summer programme. Tesco have kindly agreed for Harvest Weekend visitors to use their car park, 5 minutes’ walk from the windmill, as the windmill car park will be housing the farming machinery and will only have disabled parking spaces available.