TELEVISION crews from Channel 4 will be in attendance when a popular harvest celebration returns to a Sedgemoor village after six years away. 

The Burtle Harvest Home will take place on Saturday, August 6 at the village hall. 

The event is usually held every four years. It was due to be held in 2020 but was postponed twice because of Covid.

The historical event was resurrected in 2000 as a one-off for the millenium, but its organising committee decided to make it a quadrennial event due to its popularity.

A total of 360 lunch tickets were made available to this year's Harvest Home, which sold out in June due to high demand.

There are nearly 30 people on a reserve list hoping to obtain a last-minute lunch ticket.

The daytime event will be held between 11:15am and 6pm and include a prize-giving ceremony for scarecrow and fancy dress competitions; speeches, outside entertainment, live dancing and music, and lunch. 

There are still tickets remaining for the evening celebrations that will feature a disco, live music from Six Machine, a bar, and other food and drink offerings.

Bridgwater Mercury: The Harvest Home will include separate daytime and evening events. Picture: Burtle Harvest HomeThe Harvest Home will include separate daytime and evening events. Picture: Burtle Harvest Home  

Steve Allen, who chairs the Harvest Home committee, said: “The village is very excited about the event. Not ony has it been six years since the last Harvest Home, but many other social gatherings and events were cancelled during this time.

“There is a lot of anticipation and eagerness to get together. There have been a lot of newcomers to the village, many from the south east, and for them this will be their first-ever Harvest Home or anything like it. 

“There are also several villages around which were unable to organise their own Harvest Home this year and so are also keen to come to ours.”

Tickets for the evening event will cost £5 and children under the age of 16 can enter for free.

Channel 4 film crews will be at the Harvest Home event as part of an upcoming Sarah Beeny show about families who have moved to rural areas from large towns or cities.

Beeny has previously hosted two other shows made by Outline ProductionsNew Life in the Country and Renovate Don't Relocate.

A local couple are one of three families that will be featured in an episode.

The previous Burtle Harvest Home was opened by Alex Lovell of BBC Points West.