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Fair, Sat 27 - Sun 28 Oct 2018, £4

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Autumn Festival at Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens

Autumn Festival at Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens

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Enjoy a bounteous seasonal celebration at Burton Agnes Hall’s Autumn Festival

At the end of October, Burton Agnes Hall will host its inaugural Autumn Festival. 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 27th and 28th 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 (we’re crafting our decorations at full throttle!), visit the house and enjoy Christmas craft demonstrations including wreath and decoration making and take some new-found inspiration home.

Set amongst the stalls, visitors will find Burton Agnes Hall’s courtyard shops. The Garden Shop and the Gift Shop will offer tempting and unusual gifts, souvenirs and seasonal produce. Delicious treats await visitors in the café, where freshly prepared meals, warming drinks and soups and home baked cakes will be served throughout the weekend.

Throughout the festival weekend and during the half-term break, Burton Agnes Hall will also be daring visitors of all ages to take part in a spooky woodland trail. Clues will be hidden in the Hall’s woodland, where dramatic and imaginative Halloween scenes will hide among the creaking trees and rustling bushes!

Immediately after the Autumn Festival, the family will be busy dressing the Hall for its Christmas opening. From the 14th November until the 23rd December (opening hours 11am-5pm), visitors are invited to come and see the Cunliffe-Listers’ home, lovingly decorated and gloriously festive.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Winner of the HHA Christies Garden of the Year 2005.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 27 - Sun 28 Oct 2018 11:00 to 17:00

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    Address

    Burton Agnes,
    Driffield,
    East Yorkshire,
    YO25 4NB

    Location

    Directions

    See location of Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TA 103632  Lat: 54.05359 Long: -0.31659

    By Road:
    A614 York to Bridlington road, midway between Driffield and Bridlington.

    Public Transport:
    Burton Agnes Hall is served by EYMS buses, the following services go towards Burton Agnes Hall: 121 and 744.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Driffield station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing

    Winner of the HHA Christies Garden of the Year 2005.