Who will have the largest pumpkin, heaviest tomato or most unusual vegetable at the Spring Hill Harvest Festival?
Spring Hill will be the centre of activity at the end of March with the Whistle-stop Heritage Festival on Saturday 30th March followed by the Harvest Festival on Sunday 31st March.
The Harvest Festival in the Spring Hill Church is a tradition dating back to the early 1900s. Organisers are asking for donations of produce to be brought to the church between 11am & 12 noon on Friday 29th March or on the morning of the service. This tradition has been a focal point of summer harvest in the area for many years. But has not been celebrated for the last few decades. It’s time to relive the past and celebrate again - showcasing produce which has traditionally been grown in this area like potatoes, peas, wheat, oats, pumpkins, tomatoes, apples, carrots, stone fruit, squash and more!
All produce will be donated to charity after the event. Produce will be on display during the Harvest Festival Church Service which commences at 9.30am led by Mrs Bev Rankin. During the service attendees will have the opportunity to recite poetry on a Harvest Theme, along with local Jason and Megan Roweth as guest poetry reciters. The service will be followed by games and morning tea in the church yard. Everyone is welcome to join in the celebration.