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Autumn Harvest Festival 2021 - FREE Entry

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A taste of the country and a fun-filled family day out
Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

On Saturday 15 May 2021, the spectacular Autumn Harvest Festival returns to Rouse Hill Estate. All are invited to come down to this historic estate for a fun-filled day and a taste of the country.

Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Meet some of Greater Sydney's finest artisan producers and be inspired by the food history of Rouse Hill Estate as you taste, browse and shop from a handpicked selection of products, including jams and relishes, teas, cured meats, artisan bread, cheeses and more.

Photo © Luisa Brimble for Sydney Living Museums

In addition to a tantalising celebration of Rouse Hill Estate's rich food heritage, guests can discover the stories behind the food through a range of fascinating talks and delicious live food demonstrations.

Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Highlights include colonial gastronomer Jacqui Newling, who will share some of her favourite mushroom stories and recipes in conversation with mushroom and foraging expert Diego Bonetto. You can also hear about the Rouse Hill tools and gadgets, their use and significance with curator, Dr Scott Hill.

Courtesy Cornersmith

Learn about native plants and bush foods and how you can incorporate them into your daily life and watch a traditional billy tea demonstration in action! Experience all things pickling and fermenting as well as pasta-making for kids in ticketed workshops hosted by Cornersmith! And gin lovers can join Archie Rose Distilling Co in the Old Schoolhouse for a guided tasting of three limited-edition Archie Rose gins.

Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

Kids entertainment includes butter-making near the dairy, craft activities inspired by Sydney Living Museums' collection as well as the opportunity to help a farmer feed the cows at the Windsor Rd paddock.

Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums

View Rouse Hill House and its fascinating outbuildings and paddocks throughout the day with FREE event entry. Explore the property and hear the stories that reveal the life of the estate over 160 years.

Bring along a picnic rug to enjoy the sweet acoustic gypsy jazz sounds from the Cameron Jones trio in the picturesque setting and delicious food from the ready-to-eat vendors.

Autumn Harvest Festival has something for everyone, so don't miss it!

FREE event entry! Bookings essential for ticketed workshops.

Register online at

FREE event parking - enter via Guntawong Rd.

A FREE shuttle bus will operate on the day from Tallawong Station to Rouse Hill Estate and back. See the website for more information.

Start planning your visit to the annual Autumn Harvest Festival by heading to

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When: Saturday 15 May 2021 9am–3pm
Where: 356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill, NSW 2155
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