A MAJOR new event designed to boost the local economy in Pulborough and draw the local community together attracted more than 2,000 people on Saturday.

The village's first harvest fair drew in villagers young and old, plus people from as far afield as London and Brighton, and the ambitious event was held at four locations across the village.

A harvest-themed market took place in the village hall between 9am and 1pm featuring a variety of stalls and displays and a quiz to identify vintage farming tools and implements.

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Lower Street hosted a pig roast and barbeque, a vintage discovery trail and traditional harvest food, including Pulbor-ough eel pie, in the popular Tea Rooms.

A variety of food and drink stalls, displays of traditional Sussex country crafts, horse-drawn rides, a children's scarecrow contest, classic and modern tractors, a fun fair, chickens, ferrets and giant creepy crawlies were at the East Glebe Field.

St Mary's Church was transformed with a colourful display of local flowers and produce, an art exhibition by the pupils at Arun-dale School, and an historical display of local farming and agriculture. By far the most popular attraction at the church was an imaginative tractor made of flowers, which was specially created for the event by Tulips, the recently opened florists in Lower Street.

For full story see West Sussex Gazette October 3