Bringing together an inspiring group of local food, drink and craft exhibitors, the Autumn Festival at Burton Agnes Hall is a jolly weekend of shopping, feasting and festivities in and around the Elizabethan family home.

During the weekend of the 19th and 20th October, the Festival will offer delicious local food and locally crafted beer, cider and gin – to enjoy at the festival or take home for later – and a carefully selected band of stallholders offering their unique, hand crafted gifts and crafts. Amongst other events, there will be live music, art and craft demos, garden tours exploring the autumnal walled garden, and seasonal nature walks to inspire children.

A vintage fair organ will billow tunes to entertain browsing visitors, traditional street performances include sword dancing and Morris dancing, and the Elizabethan house will be open to explore, with Christmas craft demonstrations taking place. The young at heart can enjoy letting off steam in the woodland adventure playground, which opened earlier this year.

Simon Cunliffe-Lister, of Burton Agnes Hall, says, ‘may I extend the warmest possible welcome to our abundant celebration of this glorious autumn season. We’re proud to host such a special collection of stallholders and exhibitors, and I look forward to starting my Christmas shopping during the weekend!

Immediately following the Autumn Festival, throughout the half-term break Burton Agnes Hall dares visitors of all ages to follow a spooky woodland trail. Clues are hidden amongst dramatic, imaginative Halloween scenes crafted amongst creaking trees and rustling bushes, making for a fun and eerie wander!

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