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Events at Acton Scott

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We host daily demonstrations giving a flavour of farm life at the turn of the 20th Century. The farm bailiff and the bailiff's wife will be around the farmyard and cottage carrying out everyday tasks and interpreting Victorian farm life.

Throughout the season there are special events organised on high days and holidays along with our ever-popular harvest celebrations and threshing weekends towards the end of our year. See below for events and date.

This weekend

Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 September

Harvest Weekend

An iconic time on any farm - see preparations being made on Saturday with the dressing of the dray and the Bailiff's Wife cooking treats for the harvest supper.  The dray is decorated with corn dollies, made on site from our own wheat, giving it an evocative look from past generations.  On Sunday our Shire horse will pull the dray at the head of  the Harvest Thanksgiving procession where we celebrate and give thanks for all that nature provides for us.  The procession begins between 2:30pm and 3:00pm and you can join in the singing along the way.  The procession ends at our New Barn where the Bailiff's Wives will have the Harvest Repast ready for all to enjoy.  Come along and join us in one of our favourite and most popular events of the year.

Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 October/Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 November

Steam Threshing Weekends

This most evocative of events brings our season to a close. There’s an extra special atmosphere on the farm at threshing time.

To avoid disappointment, if you are hoping to see a particular craft demonstration on the day of your visit, or a special event, please call in advance to check the programme.


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