Celebrate harvest at Canons Ashby
Join us as we celebrate the beautiful harvest season all September. With traditional natural harvest decorations in the church and in the house, and Apple Weekend on 29 - 30 September.
For the whole of September the house will be decorated for harvest and is full of interesting things to look at, but the most plentiful display will be in the Church, which will be full of the bounties of early autumn taken from our own gardens and grounds.
Pick up a harvest trail from visitor reception when you come in. Answer our harvest themed questions and find out more about this special time of year. Then pick up your prize from the Coach House Shop. The Harvest Trail costs only £1 and will get your whole family out and about and learning new things.
Our harvest celebration concert has now been and gone, but look out for more upcoming concerts on our what's on page.
Apple Harvest Weekend
Join us to celebrate the apple harvest on 29-30 September. Help us make freshly pressed apple juice and taste the results, make an apple bird feeder to keep your feathered friends fed and happy during winter, taste some apple samples, try the coconut shy and see what our talented craftsman sellers have for sale.
Don't miss performances by our local Morris sides, on Saturday we will be visited by Brackley Morris Men and on Sunday you can see Royal Oak Morris. Performances will be at 11.30, 12.30 and 2pm on both days.
What to do you need to know?
Normal admission prices apply at all our harvest daytime events, although there will be some small charges for some of the activities happening on apple weekend. The weekend day events will be running between 11am and 3pm, the church is open 10-5pm each day and the house is open 1-5pm.
Tickets for the harvest concert should be bought in advance, but if you do decide to come on the door please make sure to bring the right cash to buy your tickets. We won't be able to take card payments in the church.
If it is busy over Apple Weekend (for example, if the weather is good), there may be a wait for parking space as we have a small car park. To avoid the crowds come before 10.45 or after 2pm, as lunch time is normally our busiest period. (Although some of the Harvest activities will finish between 3 and 3.30pm, the house, trail and church will still be available until 4.30, so just make sure you do the harvest activities first.