Sun shone for Harvest Moon Festival in Kirk Hallam

Harvest Moon Festival, Ann Levett of have a go crafts with the lanterns made for the evening parade
Harvest Moon Festival, Ann Levett of have a go crafts with the lanterns made for the evening parade

The Kirk Hallam Harvest Moon Festival saw a great turnout on Saturday with more people than ever enjoying the activities.

Around 800 people headed to the event at Godfrey Drive which included a range of workshops, music and a lantern procession.

Harvest Moon Festival, Owen Robinson shows off his circus skills

Harvest Moon Festival, Owen Robinson shows off his circus skills

Ola Wilson, project manager, said: “Most people who came seemed to stay for a while. We had such lovely weather, we were really blessed. The new location worked really well and people were kept entertained.”

The festival is organised by the Kirk Hallam Alliance and was helped with funding from the Big Kirk Hallam project.

This year a drumming workshop was held in the college for the first time and a free vegetarian banquet was made by a group called Pulp Friction as part of a social kitchen that works with young adults, using food that is going out of date.

Ola added: “There is a strong community feel with lots of groups in and around Kirk Hallam. The lantern procession was really beautiful on the eve of the supermoon. There was a really nice atmosphere.”