The Folk of Gloucester’s Annual Celebration of Apples and Cider making in Gloucestershire with over 30 apples found exclusively in Gloucestershire.
There will be a range of ciders to try and buy from Severn Cider. The cider mill will be open today.
Lassington Oak will be giving an insight in to Morris Dancing with Folk music playing throughout the building.
Orchard talk by Martin Hayes of Gloucestershire Orchard Trust.
The café will be open and there will be children’s activities throughout the day.
Free entry to all. Details at https://www.gloucestercivictrust.org/the-folk/
And to raise funds for the planting of 4km of sustainable hedgerows along the canal corridor.
Visit the amazing Winterbourne Medieval Barn for a fun day out for all the family.
Celebrate the Great British Orchard with apple displays, and experts on hand to identify apple varieties. Enjoy entertainment from Terry Moules ferret-racing, and live music from Bygonz – music from a bygone age, and the Frampton Shantymen (among others). We’ll have a variety of artisan crafts traders and stalls from local groups. Plus plenty of kids activities throughout the day!
We’ll be serving locally sourced high quality food and drink all day.
A great day out with something for all ages!
Pre book tickets now! £5 adults, £1 children
Full details are at http://www.winterbournebarn.org.uk/event/orchard-harvest-day/
Four creative, relaxed sessions suitable for absolute beginners, with a chance to try new materials and different approaches to drawing.
Tuesdays 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th September, 2 – 4pm, £50.
Shelter provided in wet weather.
Call Liz on 07407 115043 to book your place, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
From our friends at big Apple:
We’re delighted to announce that we are going ahead with Harvestime this year over the weekend of 9/10th October. All the usual venues in and around Much Marcle will be involved – in fact, they can’t wait to get back to welcoming visitors.
We look forward to welcoming you to any (or all) of our nine venues, all of which are free to visit. They are relatively close to each other and shown on the location map. However, some special events require advance booking as places are limited and we have to keep a careful control on numbers. Booking for these events will open at 9.00am on Friday 17th September.
There will be lots of opportunities to enjoy the local orchards, see, hear and smell cider being made and taste many different varieties of apples, local ciders, perries and apple juices.
Most of the activities take place in the open air. For those events taking place indoors (eg talks in The Haywain), please be prepared to wear a face covering. For these indoor venues we will ensure there is effective ventilation.
We are still fine-tuning the activities so some of the events may change – please keep checking the website (link below).
Check their or GOTs website nearer the time. Covid restrictions permitting.
Bring a few representative samples for identification and a small amount (two carrier bags) for juicing at the farm. Small charge for the latter.
Mulled apple juice, lovely apple and pear themed cakes, family event, music, heritage fruit to try and buy, rare trees for sale. Buy juice, cider and perry from unsprayed fruit.
Now is a chance to chat to Dave and Helen about your orchard/fruit questions. But they do get busy!
Browse their mature and young orchards, bring a picnic. Walk around the Museum Orchard of rare Gloucestershire varieties. Maps available (please return).
Signage will be out. One way system in operation. Yurt and roundhouse. Forest garden to explore.
Sunday 19th September 2021 2-5pm
with perry tasting, teas, probably cider/perry competition and perry pear display (80 varieties possible) and identification, books, leaflets and orchard gifts for sale.
For perry pear identification information see https://glosorchards.org/home/fruitvarieties/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/01/NationalPerryPearCentre_ID_Notes.pdf