Harvest Festival 2022
Harvest Time at Brixton Windmill
Sunday 25 September 1pm to 5pm
Our free family festival celebrates the annual wheat harvest and the histories and crafts of milling and artisan bread making with craft workshops, live music, food, and beer from Brixton Brewery. Workshops for children include baking and traditional corn dolly making. Our shop and cafe will be open together with bookable guided tours of the windmill.
The day includes:
Learn about wheat!
Learn all about the growing, harvesting, and milling of the wheat, grain and flour that makes your favourite bakes such as cakes, biscuits, breads and more! With information and practical displays throughout the afternoon from expert millers, and growers. You can even have a go at milling yourself with our hand querns!
Advanced-booked full windmill tours
Running every half hour from 1-4:30pm.
‘Turn up and Go’ shorter windmill tours
Available throughout the afternoon and do not require pre-booking but you may need to queue as they are very popular.
Children’s baking workshops (6s to 11s) at 2pm and 3pm
At 2pm and 3pm where children will make ‘hedge-hog’ rolls that will be baked on site and can be taken home to enjoy. This activity is FREE but is limited to 8 children per session. There will be sign up sheets at the centre on arrival – please include your child’s name, age, a parent/carer’s name, and any allergies the child or parent/carer has. The sessions will run for approximately 30 minutes and parent/carers must stay with their child during the session.
1pm SELFolk – South East London Folk Orchestra
3pm – Casino Moon
4pm – Future Groove with Helen McDonald
Children’s arts and crafts and sewing activities
Available throughout the afternoon 1-5pm hosted by Kids Kreate and London Urban Textile Commons. These activities are FREE and drop in at any time, there is no need to book or sign up in advance.
Corn dolly making workshops
Throughout the afternoon 1pm to 4.30pm. The workshops are designed to be accessible to a range of ages but a degree of dexterity is needed for the corn plaiting. This activity is FREE and there is no need to book or sign up in advance.
Food and Beer
Hot food from Deuce Hospitality
Baked goods from Old Post Office Bakery
Beer from Brixton Brewery
Deli stall from Ashby’s Deli
Shop and cafe
Open throughout the afternoon selling uniquely designed Brixton Windmill products and freshly baked homemade cakes made with our very own flour.