Hundreds gathered for the Cogges Harvest Fayre in Witney at the weekend to help raise funds to expand their working farm.

Cogges Manor Farm in Witney, which is managed and cared for by Cogges Heritage Trust, aims to keep agricultural heritage alive.

The Mayor of Witney, Owen Collins, came along to support the day ­and judge the poetry competition and food and produce show.

Over the weekend, visitors enjoyed a range of fete games, an assault course, a coconut shy and music in the barn from Dolly Mavies, Scott Gordon Band, Dave Oates, The Buttercross Ukuleles and the Bontemp.

On Sunday, the star of the show was a half-size Burrell traction engine and baler in action, the only one ever built.

Guests could also take home food and flowers from the farm’s walled garden for a donation.

The weekend also saw the event’s inaugural food and produce show where visitors brought in their home-grown super-sized or novelty vegetables, floral displays or hand-crafted creations which were judged by experts from the Cogges volunteer team.

The mayor’s overall ‘Best in Show’ winner was given to one guest’s four perfect onions.

General Manager Guy Reed said: “We’re thrilled to see so many people coming out to support and having fun.

“These special events are vital to bring visitors along and keep Cogges in people’s minds and memory.

“Proceeds raised this weekend will go towards the Cogges Tractor appeal, to support our plans to expand the working farm, bring in more animals and open up the end meadow, with lots more planned for the coming years.”