Norfolk HarFest

A free one-day autumn fayre to celebrate Norfolk’s harvest!

Saturday 5 October 2019, 10am – 4pm,

Norwich Cathedral

Farmers market
Live entertainment
Farm machinery
Children’s activities

Norfolk HarFest is a FREE family event in Norwich City Centre, bringing the farm to the city and celebrating all things harvest.


Tractors, pumpkins, award-winning producers and farmyard animals will descend on Norwich Cathedral for the fourth annual Norfolk HarFest on Saturday 5 October.

Mr Mawkin will have just finished harvest and has brought his farm machinery to display so why not take to the driver seat in his tractor for a farmer’s eye view. Get up close to your farmyard favourites inside Mr Mawkin’s Farm for some hands-on time with the animals including sheep, cattle, kid goats and pigs.

The event offers the opportunity for visitors to discover more and get creative with hands-on activities which will get your little ones closer to nature and keep them curious about where their food comes from. A range of activities will be on offer from Easton & Otley College  and Norfolk Young Farmers.

Kiddy Cook will be encouraging children to get hands-on with activities including guessing the mystery vegetables based on touch and a taste test, where children are giving the opportunity to identify unusual and unexpected ingredients in a range of cakes and bakes. Kiddy Cook is an organisation who inspires children and young people to have fun with food and help them in making informed choices towards a healthy lifestyle.

Live entertainment is an important part of HarFest and by creating a ‘festival’ atmosphere, we are joined by local bands and performing arts groups. All in the spectacular setting of Norwich Cathedral.

Visitors will be able to taste and buy from the farmer’s market, which sees the Cathedral Cloisters transformed by a host of Norfolk artisan producers.

Norfolk favourite Candi’s Chutney will be there with their delicious range of store cupboard and seasonal chutneys.  Take home a chunky sausage roll or classic Victoria sponge from Katherine’s Kitchen.  Pop along and try the only cider brewed in Norfolk – Norfolk Raider Cider. Try some of Nortons Dairy award winning products including soft cheeses, milk and yoghurts – all lovingly made in Norfolk.  And for something a little stronger, head to the WhataHoot stand and grab yourself a tipple of their Norfolk inspired gins, all distilled with Norfolk water.

There will be plenty of delicious treats to enjoy on site with caterers providing hot food and drink including Christophe’s Crepes, Churros & Chorizo, Coffee Cafe and The Bucket List as well as Wildcraft Brewery with their Norfolk brewed craft and artisan beer.

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Please note, there will be no parking available at Norwich Cathedral, but there are plenty of Public Car Parks in Norwich City Centre. 


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