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Autumn Harvest Festival

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Family fun day at Rouse Hill
Rouse Hill House
Rouse Hill House interior

Rouse Hill House and Farm is part of Sydney Living Museum. It features the restored 1888 Rouse Hill schoolhouse, a section of the original Windsor Road turnpike proclaimed by Governor Macquarie in 1813, and the site of the doomed 1804 'Vinegar Hill' convict rebellion.

Rouse Hill house and farm
Rouse Hill House and farm

Usually entry to Rouse Hill House and Farm is $12 for an adult but as part of the Harvest Festival, entry is free, although the website does ask you to register. When you arrive you don't need to show anything.

What's on
There's something on for everyone. The talks include 'Eat your history', 'The vegetable plot', 'Fowl play' and 'The whey things were'. The food demonstrations include cheesemaking and mushroom cultivation. While there are tours, workshops and activities such as meet the cows, raising backyard chickens and beekeeping for beginners. For the history buffs, there is an outbuilding tour and house viewing available. We enjoyed feeding the cows and the house and outbuilding tours were great with staff taking you through.

Rouse Hill house and farm

What's to eat
There is a group of stallholders selling jams and relishes, teas and ciders, as well as cured meats, artisan bread, cheeses and more.

Rouse Hill house and farm
Food truck




Free parking is available on site, via Guntawong Road. They also have a free vintage shuttle bus operating between Schofields Station and Rouse Hill House & Farm via Rouse Hill Town Centre which the kids who love buses might enjoy.

Not pet-friendly

The website does warn 'With the exception of special service dogs (i.e. guide dogs), no pets are allowed on site at Rouse Hill House & Farm.'
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When: 6 May 2018
Phone: 02 9627 6777
Where: 356 Annangrove Rd, Rouse Hill NSW 2155
Cost: Free
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