The Harvest festival was a very different affair at Fearon Hall this year, keeping up with the new Covid regulations meant that we were very limited with the number of people allowed in the Hall at one time. For this reason it was kept very low key and we did not know what to expect when we opened the doors at 11am. We weren’t sure if anyone would turn up on the day but in the end we had a total of 57 people visit us throughout the day.
The café had produced two large batches of delicious soup with the autumn vegetables donated from the Church, which was given away free with a freshly baked roll. Bacon rolls and homemade cakes were also on offer and for the first time we offered a pay as you feel policy. By 11.30 the hall was buzzing and the bacon rolls and soup were flying out of the kitchen.
The annual apple pressing was also able to go ahead outside keeping everyone Covid safe and able to enjoy freshly pressed apple juice. There was also a stall offering home grown produce, plants, jams & chutneys. Thank you Transition Loughborough!
It was great to welcome people back into the Hall again for our first Saturday opening since the start of the pandemic and we hope to see you all again very soon. Big thank you to everyone who supported or donated or gave up their time.
We also used the festival as an opportunity to gain some insights into what you think about the Hall. We had some great feedback into what you like, don’t like and the sorts of events and activities that you want to see happening at the Hall moving forward. We’ll be taking on board your comments so watch this space for updates.