Thousands expected to attend Norfolk’s second HarFest in the heart of the city

September 11, 2017

An event celebrating Norfolk’s farming community and its finest producers is set to return to the heart of Norwich for a second year.

HarFest will see the farm bought to the city to celebrate all things harvest in a festival founded by the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA) the organisation behind the Royal Norfolk Show.

The one-day autumn fayre will be held in Cathedral Close, in the grounds of Norwich Cathedral, on Saturday October 7th.

The event is set to celebrate Norfolk’s agricultural community and recognise the finest food and drink producers as well as provide a day full of entertainment for the whole family.

For the first time, the Cathedral Cloisters will be transformed into a farmer’s market where visitors will be able to taste and buy from the very best Norfolk artisan producers including Crush Foods, Candi’s Chutney with tipples from Norfolk Slow Company and Wild Knight English Vodka.

Mr Mawkin’s Farm will be given an autumnal twist with families able to meet the friendly scarecrow and his animal friends including Jelly the Jersey cow, chickens, miniature donkeys, sheep, pigs and goats. There will also be live entertainment and performances from local bands.

“We are delighted to bring HarFest back to the heart of Norwich for a second year to celebrate this very special autumn festival,” said Mark Nicholas, Show and Programmes director for the RNAA.

“Last year was a huge success which has seen us expand our offering for 2017. It is the first time we will open the Cathedral Cloisters to welcome a host of Norfolk’s food, drink and craft producers for a farmer’s market experience.

 “The agricultural community is at the heart of the RNAA and the harvest is a very special time for us. The harvest festival may not have been celebrated by our visitors for a number of years and we want to reconnect them with the celebration in a fun and family orientated way.”

 HarFest will take place at Norwich Cathedral from 10am-4pm on Saturday 7th October.

The one-day fayre will also lead into more traditional festivities, open to the general public, with a Harvest Thanksgiving Service held at Norwich Cathedral the following day at 3:30pm.

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