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Rotherham farm festival offers a taste of country life

All the fun of a farm attracted over 400 visitors to a festival with a difference held at a South Yorkshire village.

The weekend event at Lawns Farm and Shop at Morthen near Rotherham was held in aid of Help for Heroes.

Attractions included clay pigeon shooting, Henna tattooing, sausage making, pig races and a hay bale maze.

For youngsters there was a bouncy castle and face painting while the bar and live music kept the older festival goers entertained.

Visitors also met some of the farm’s favourite residents, including Nicole the red-haired calf and Lewis the Bull.

Edible treats included barbequed pulled pork and freshly made sausages while contestants from across the country took part in the farm’s famous barbecue contest.

Judges were asked to sample the likes of slow cooked haunch of venison, pork ribs and rum and chocolate infused bananas.

After a tightly fought contest the local team From Meat to You were crowned barbecue kings, winning prizes from the farm shop itself.

Organiser George Ross said: “We were so pleased with the turnout at Farm Fest 2014. The sun shone for us and so many people came to experience the fun of farm life.”

 

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