Harvest Day Out 2024

2 Mar 2024

Harvest Day Out 2024


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📍 Lanyon Homestead

📆 Saturday 2 March

⏰ 10.00am – 4.00pm

🤲 Entry by donation

🎫 Ticket bookings required for tours, talks and workshops (paid and free)

☕ The Barracks Cafe open until 4pm

Harvest Day Out is a celebration of Lanyon Homestead’s Autumn kitchen garden, and sustainable food and growing practices. GROW – PRESERVE– SUSTAIN - the day will include a range of workshops, demonstrations, talks, tours, market stalls, music and food offerings.

Harvest Day Out promotes activities that have sustained generations of people. Many of the methods and practices of the past such as preserving, pickling, seed saving and gardening practices are being embraced once again as people choose to take better care of themselves and the environment.


Free Demonstration: Making Jams and Other Preserves | 10.15am – 11.00am
Talk: Ngunawal Six Seasons | 10.30am – 11.30am | $25 Adults $20 Conc
Kids’ Workshop: Making Clay Seed Pod Animals |10.30am–12.00pm, 1.30pm - 3.00pm | Children $35
Workshop: Ikebana with Upcycled Materials |2.30pm – 3.30pm | Adults $30 Conc $25
Workshop: Beginner’s Guide to Home Composting | 11.00am –12.00pm | $15 Adults
Free Tour: A Garden through Time with Lanyon’s Head Gardener | 11.00am – 12.00pm, 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Free Talk: Mapping the Past | 11.00am – 11.43am, 1.00pm - 1.30pm, 3.00pm – 3.30pm
Workshop: Bush Animal Weaving | 12.00am – 2.00pm | $75 Adults $45 Conc / children
Talk: Communities making Climate-Cooling Microforests | 12.30pm – 1.15pm | $20 Adults
Free Lanyon Homestead Entry | 10.30am – 3.00pm (last entry)


Cool Jazz at the Homestead | 10.30am-11.30am and 1.30pm-2.30pm | Free | Homestead veranda and garden

The amazing Wayne Kelly, Australia's leading jazz pianist, will bring you soulful melodies, jazz, blues, and pop tunes on piano and vocal, providing a perfect atmosphere for the Harvest Day Out.

Rockabilly with The Fuelers | 12.30pm – 2.30pm | Free | Barracks Café

Country? Rockabilly? Cabaret? Swing? It doesn’t matter what you call it, they’re sure to put a smile on your dial at the Harvest festival.  


Face Painting | 10.00am – 2.00pm

Food Trucks and Ice Cream | 10.00am – 4.00pm


10.00am – 4.00pm

  • CMAG Coffee Cart
  • Tiny Farm Cbr
  • Carmela's Succulent Creations
  • Obscure Bulbs
  • SEE-Change/Tuggeranong Repair Café
  • Canberra Seed Savers
  • Flat Out Produce
  • Bent Shed Produce
  • Three Gullies Farm
  • Honeycomb.Lane.Aus.
  • Bukiyou Designs
  • Susmic Creations 
  • Solid Rocks Jewellery Designs
  • Enchanted Element Resin
  • House of Sloane
  • Endearring Handcrafted Jewellery
  • Ross McConichie Photography
  • Lucky Ladybird
  • SugarBite
  • Cut Above Tools
  • Tharwa Valley Forge
  • Chameleon Icecreamery
  • RASAM Foods (Indian)
  • Jarochos (tacos)
  • Rotary Club of Tuggeranong
  • Tuggeranong Men’s Shed’s Tornado Potatoes
  • Ambrosia Gin Distillery
  • Jeir Wines


Getting here by car: Car parking is available onsite. The driveway entrance is on Tharwa Drive, approximately 250m south of Banks. The driveway is unsealed and limited to 40km/hr. Please reduce your speed around other vehicles, people and livestock.

Getting here by public transport: There is no direct public transport to Lanyon Homestead. Public buses go to Lanyon Marketplace in Conder. You can then catch a taxi or Uber to Lanyon Homestead. For bus timetables, go to Timetables - Transport Canberra (act.gov.au).

Need a ride? Visitors who have low mobility can ride in the people-mover from the carpark to the Homestead and Cafe. There is a radio at the carpark that connects you with our Museum Shop and Reception. Or speak to one of our friendly staff.

Rain or Shine: We recommend wearing weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable enclosed shoes. Bring a hat and sunscreen, and rainproof clothing if necessary. If severe weather is expected, we will cancel the event. All participants who have pre-registered or booked into a program will be contacted and refunds will be provided for paid ticketed programs.

Mobile reception & Wifi: As a rural property, there is limited mobile reception at Lanyon Homestead and sometimes the wi-fi can be unreliable. We recommend that you bring cash in case our EFTPOS goes off-line for purchases at the Museum Shop, Café, food trucks and market stalls.

Leave only footsteps & take your rubbish home: ACT City Services doesn't make it to Lanyon Homestead. This means all rubbish has to be trucked out. Help reduce the environmental impact of the event by taking you rubbish home. Bring your own keep cup if you're planning on getting a take-away coffee.

Help look after our site: Lanyon Homestead is a heritage site. Please be mindful of historic plantings, gardens and buildings. Take care when walking through the property as there are uneven surfaces in the gardens, paths and homestead.

Pets and Service Dogs: Please note that no pets, with the exception of special service dogs (ie guide dogs), are permitted on site at Lanyon Homestead. The property includes paddocks with livestock and is surrounded by working farms.

Smoke Free Site: Smoking is not permitted at Lanyon Homestead.

Have fun: Most importantly, we hope you enjoy your day at Lanyon Homestead.