Sulgrave Manor will host its first harvest fair on Sunday as it recalls what farming was like in the village in days gone by.
Families visiting the ancestral home of the USA’s first President George Washington can learn about Tudor Food as well as listen to stories of harvests from the past, watch cheese making demonstrations and explore the house on guided tours.
Julie Wood, buttery manager and harvest co-ordinator, said: “This is the first event we have done and hope to do it on a yearly basis. It is going to be a great family fun day trying to get as many people involved in the countryside and its history.
“There will be one of our tour guides making and preparing harvest food in the kitchen and giving talks about Tudor foods and what they ate during that period. It is something I’m really excited about.”
Other attractions on the day include food and craft stalls, live music, a ceilidh band and free children’s activities. Speaking on the day will be Sulgrave resident Colin Wootton, who has lived in the village his whole life.
Mr Wootton will be giving two presentation talks during the day on what life was like growing up in the village, including helping the harvest when he was a child.
Mrs Wood said: “The day will be a great for people to come down to the manor and see how we work during harvest. There will be lots of small children’s activities where they can take part in apple pressing and make lavender bags.
“We are a small site here so it is about letting people know about our history.”
The manor grounds are open from 11am and admission is £2 for adults and £1 for children. Admission for under fives is free.
For more information visit www.sulgravemanor.org.uk or call 01295 760205.