Saturday 30 September will see Maidstone’s first town centre Harvest Festival event, brought to you by the Waypoint Project
This key event for Autumn will include a trail around the town for families to follow, identifying the locations of Harvest Baskets decorated by children in local primary schools, each filled with local Kentish produce. Several of the hiding places will be collection points, for children to pick up special items and collect them in their own mini jute bag, so they can build their own scarecrow. Bags and trail maps will be available from The Mall, Fremlin Walk and Jubilee Square. Some of the ‘hiding places’ will also be offering food samples in keeping with the foodie theme of the day. The trail will run from 10am-3pm.
There will be a display in Jubilee Square as a marker of the agricultural industry that the County is known for that will also offer an opportunity for a traditional Harvest collection of non perishable food items. The food will be given to local charities supporting the homeless and local food banks.
All the completed maps will be entered into a prize draw, and a winner will be drawn by the Mayor of Maidstone at 3.15pm
One Maidstone is delighted to partner Waypoint in this true community event, the first of its kind for the Garden of England’s County Town.