Join us at Burledon Windmill for day of local food and drink, entertainment, craft activities and rural bygones. Don't miss the working Tasker Steam Wagon that will also be here for the day too!
Just turn up between 10am and 3pm (closes 4pm). Usual admission charge (discount but not free entry for Culture Card holders) plus charge for food and drink. Please park off-site and walk up the lane.
The inventive and vibrant India Electric Co. will be performing two sets at 12 noon and 2pm.
"Sometimes folk, sometimes not. India Electric Co. travel through Eastern European themes, gypsy jazz and Irish reels to end up with something quirky and glittery - a veritable musical magpie's nest".
- Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3
Hoodwink Theatre Co. present Apple Arbour
Join Hoodwink in an Apple Arbour as the apple harvest begins. Find hidden notes, help plant the next apple crop, join in with games and apple antics with the fruits of the orchard.
From Eve’s first bite of the apple, to Sir Isaac Newton and William Tell, the apple has had a story to tell….. Apple encounters for all the family to enjoy.
This is not a show but an interactive encounter with delightful characters. Performances will run between 11am and 3.30pm.
Storyteller Michael O'Leary will be captivating visitors throughout the day with tall tales and windmill adventures with a Harvest theme.
LOCAL FOOD AND DRINK
Local produce and artisan treats from the following Hampshire organisations:
On site all day will be a working Tasker Steam Wagon from the collections of Hampshire County Council, cared for by Hampshire Cultural Trust. Our museum experts will be on hand to answer your questions, and they'll be bringing other artefacts of Hampshire's rural heritage too.
In the Barn, join our Windmill team to make corn dollies in the traditional way - take your corn dolly away with you as a souvenir of your visit.
Short guided tours of the windmill will allow visitors inside the building to see the mill machinery close-up. Please be aware that restrictions on how many people can go inside the windmill at one time, and larger numbers on site than usual, may mean that tours get booked up early and places are limited. We regret we cannot take tour bookings over the phone before this event starts.