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Burton Agnes Hall hosts new festival

Burton Agnes will be hosting its Autumn Festival next month.
Burton Agnes will be hosting its Autumn Festival next month.

Burton Agnes Hall will host its inaugural Autumn Festival next month.

This new event in the Elizabethan stately home’s calendar reinvents the much-loved Michaelmas Fair, bringing the finest local food, drink and craft stalls, with festival entertainment, to the hall’s stunning grounds.

During the weekend of the Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October, the festival will showcase fabulous local produce, local artisan beers, ciders – and gins! – to enjoy at the festival or to take home, and a great selection of unique, hand made gifts and crafts.

Under the canopy of a Festival music tent, fabulous live music will play throughout the weekend including the Ukulele Assembly Line, the Tuba Dudes and many others.

Traditional street performances include sword dancing and Morris dancing, and fairground rides will run throughout the weekend.

With Christmas around the corner visitors will get the chance to visit the house and enjoy Christmas craft demonstrations including wreath and decoration making and take some new-found inspiration home.

Simon Cunliffe-Lister said: “I’m hoping that visitors will settle in, enjoy a pint or two of locally brewed beer or cider and some really good food while listening to some great live music – and be inspired to explore the craft and gift stalls.”

Visit www.burtonagnes.com for more details.