Harvest Festival

Where: Countrywide
When: Late September to October
Time: Times vary


Harvest Festival is a Christian thanksgiving celebration of the plenty given in the years harvest.  It was popularised in the nineteenth century and remains widespread today, often taking the form of a collection of produce displayed in church to be charitably distributed to the needy later. Expect seasonal fruit and vegetables to be prominent in church, often artistically arranged around the font or at the altar steps for a short period for visitors to enjoy.

Helpful Hints

Harvest Festival is widely celebrated throughout the UK.

Click here to find your local Church of England parish: http://www.achurchnearyou.com/

Click here for Churches in Wales: http://www.churchinwales.org.uk/

And here for Church of Scotland : http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/

Photo by IoW Sparky.