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Sat, 17 Sept



Harvest Festival!

It's Harvest Time! Come down and celebrate the community's harvest. Enjoy fresh veg, food & drinks, workshops & more! Free Entry, please RSVP to guarantee entry

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Harvest Festival!
Harvest Festival!

Time & Location

17 Sept 2022, 12:00 – 18:00

Fallowfield, Platt Fields Market Garden Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6LT, UK


About the event

Welcome and all are invited to this years HARVEST FESTIVAL!

To celebrate the harvest season, we will be throwing a harvest festival at Platt Fields Market Garden. We want to showcase the local areas best food producers with a Fresh Produce Market including fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, honey and more from Platt Fields Market Garden, Cinderwood Market Garden and other local growers.

A range of Food & Drink will be available including an ale and cider bar, Coffee and sweet treats from Grounded MCR, an amazing all day BBQ from Eat Well MCR and bowls of goodness by Down The Radish Hole. More TBC...

We'll have Live Music and DJs throughout the day and be creating a little craft village with Crafts Workshops from incredibly talented members of the MUD team:

  • Nerissa Ceradelli - Flower Crowns
  • Iman Aziz Mahdi - Beaded Bags
  • Meg Beamish - Pottery

As always, The Frog House will be bursting with Childrens Activities including The Conker Crew, face painting, story telling and the MUD sand pit! 

Dan from MUD and The Friends of Platt Fields Park will be leading the Apple Harvest of the orchard from 12pm and chopping, scratting, pressing and drinking of apple juice will go on throughout the day. Any extra apple presses are welcome to join in, we're going to have a lot of apples!

We'll also be running our very first ever Harvest Competition! We've decided to come up with our own new vegetable categories, please use your imagination with your entries! You can register for any or all categories when RSVP-ing. The winners will be judged by a specially selected MUD panel of judges for each category. Entry for each category is £2 and the winner wins the pot (Donations to MUD also accepted). Winners announced on the day. The categories are as follows:

  • Crappiest Corn on the cob
  • Ugliest Veg
  • R Rated Veg
  • Tastiest Tomato
  • Homebrew - Best Wine
  • Homebrew - Best Cider
  • Homebrew - Best Beer
  • Best Soft Drink
  • Most Extravagent Bread Sculpture
  • Cake - Best Bakewell
  • Best Meat Pie
  • Veggie Pie
  • Gluten Free 
  • Chilli Hot Sauce
  • Best Jam
  • Best Pickle
  • Best Ferment
  • Best Honey

We can't wait to celebrate the best thing about growing food! Eating it!



    ADULT ENTRANCE TICKET - Donations to fund the festival are very welcome.

    Pay what you want


  • Entry - Ugliest Veg

    Competition Entry Ticket - The ugliest veg harvest you have!

  • Entry - Monster Vegetable

    Competition Entry ticket - Leave this to your interpretation of MONSTER!

  • Entry - R Rated Veg

    Competition Entry Ticket - Show me those sexy carrot legs!

  • Entry - Cr*piest Corn Cob

    Competition Entry Ticket - Bring your most pathetic corn on the cob.

  • Entry - Tastiest Tomato

    Competition Entry Ticket - Tastiest tomatoes... any variety!

  • Entry - Home Brew - Best Wine

    Competition Entry Ticket - Best homemade wine!

  • Entry - Home Brew - Best Cider

    Competition Entry Ticket - Best homemade cider!

  • Entry - Home Brew - Best Beer

    Competition Entry Ticket - Best homemade beer!

  • Entry - Best soft drinks!

    Competition Entry Ticket - Best soft drinks!

  • Entry - Bread Sculpture

    Competition Entry Ticket - Most extravagant bread sculpture! (google it...)

  • Entry - Best Bakewell

    Competition Entry Ticket - Best Bakewell

  • Entry - Best Meat Pie!

    Competition Entry Ticket - Best Meat Pies (as judged by local dads)

  • Entry - Best Veggie Pie

    Competition Entry Ticket - Best veggie pie!

  • Entry - Best Chilli Hot Sauce

    Competition Entry Ticket - DANGER!! Best chilli hot sauce....

  • Entry - Best Jam Preserve

    Competition Entry Ticket - Best Jam Preserve

  • Entry - Best Pickle

    Competition Entry Ticket - Best Pickle... Eggs, Cucumbers, Onions, Piccalilli, Beetroot etc.!

  • Entry - Best Ferment

    Competition Entry Ticket - Best Ferment... Kimchi, Sauerkraut or even drinks

  • Entry - Best Honey!

    Competition Entry Ticket - Best Honey!!

  • Entry- Gluten Free Baking




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