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Harwich Cranberry Festival

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Rather than taking a trip to the ocean spray cranberry museum in Plymouth to learn all about the harvest process, at the Harwich Cranberry Festival you can watch the harvest live in the flesh, whilst munching on an enormous homemade cranberry muffin. If muffins are not for you, the festival offers cranberry bread, pancakes, juice and lobster rolls with cranberry jelly to take down and stand on the sidelines of the flooded bog where the cranberry farmers will be in the process of shaking the berries off the plants so that they bob up to the surface of the water like a topping of bright red hundreds and thousands. As the fruits are scooped up you can head back to the carnival, arts and crafts, games and other entertainments put on the by Harwich locals. There is also a farmers market selling the products of the region and the three week long event wraps up with a huge fireworks display, which reflects on the water of the now empty bogs that already have the new fruit growing beneath the surface.

Written by  Alessia Horwich.

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Where is the cranberry festival for 2009? We will be in the area Oct. 7-13 and would like to attend

WE will be in the area Oct. 7-13 and would like to attend a cranberry festival and tours perhaps. Can you give us some specific info about where and what is involved? Thanks.

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I'm afraid you will have missed it, it starts on the 12th of September 2009.

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