Because of Coronavirus, most events this spring and summer have been cancelled.

These are orchard-related events in our area – some organised by GOT, some by partner organisations. Click an event title to bring up more detail. If you want to see just GOT Events click here, or just Partner Events click here.

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October 2019

National Apple Day

Monday, October 21st, 2019

The original National Apple Day - established by Common Ground way back in 1990. The concept, to celebrate traditional orchards, their crops and varieties, as a national festival day is now well-established. The plethora of Apple Days across the country, scattered geographically across the country and scattered in calendar terms across the late September to late October time period, is all due to this original initiative. Read more about it here: http://www.commonground.org.uk/apple-day/

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Rudford Village Apple Day

Saturday, October 26th, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

At Rudford Village Hall, GL2 8DY The event will be part of our Rudford Saturday Market. The juicing will definitely be on from 9.30 -12.00 but if demand is good we will carry on. There is no charge but for large amounts a donation would be welcome

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November 2019

Chepstow Apple Day

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Organized by Chepstow Town Council at the Drill Hall, Chepstow. Admission free. 11.30-16.00 Marcher Apple Network apple display & identification, apple juice, cider and perry tasting

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Barton House Orchard Training Day

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Barton Orchard, Barton Lane
Cirencester, Gloucestershire United Kingdom
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Following on from our session in March at Barton House Orchard, Cirencester here is a chance to get out into the orchard after the leaves have gone.  As well as looking at pruning out dead or diseased fruit wood we will learn the care of orchard trees at this time of year.  Dress appropriately for the outdoors (shoes off indoors).  If you wish to bring any of your own tools that is useful. The day will run from 10.00 a.m.…

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January 2020

St Briavels Community Orchard Wassail

Sunday, 5th, January @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

All are welcome to St Briavels Community Orchard Wassail - the orchard is on the village playing field and we start at 3pm!.

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Stroud Wassail

Saturday, 11th, January

Stroud Wassail Festival is a community event - all are welcome. There are many ways you can participate: Street performances Morris dancing Singing Wassailing Mummers plays Beasts of disguise Costume Workshops Programme details are at http://stroudwassail.com/programme/ For general information visit http://stroudwassail.com/

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Berry Hill Community Orchard Wassail

Friday, 17th, January @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Berry Hill Community Orchard Wassail, at Berry Hill, Coleford, GL16 7BZ 4pm at the orchard. Free community event. We will be joined by "Wild Oats" Morris dancers at The Globe Inn for dancing, also cheese and bread. Please bring along any percussion instruments and battery torches. Spiced cider donated by Westons Cider.

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Horfield Organic Community Orchard Wassail

Saturday, 18th, January @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horfield Organic Community Orchard BS7 8JP + Google Map

All are welcome to Wassail. Toast the orchard for a fruitful harvest. Bring ribbons, clouties & shining things to dress the trees. Make merry with Pigsty Morris. Bristol Folk Singers raise their voices. Homemade cakes and mulled Orchard juice for sale. Apple trees for sale. To find the Orchard (nearest postcode BS7 8JP) walk down the lane beside 22 Kings Drive (between Bishop Road and Kellaway Avenue), turn left and it’s the first gate on the right. OR take the…

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Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve Wassail

Monday, 27th, January @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wassail at Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve, Chletenham http://pilleybridge.org.uk/ Woodcraft Folk leaders. There should be hot drinks, lanterns and lots of noise!

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Wassail at Hartpury Orchard Centre

Friday, 31st, January @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwells End
Hartpury, Gloucestershire GL19 3DB United Kingdom
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Wassail at Hartpury Orchard Centre A Traditional Winter Festival Assemble from 6.30pm for 7pm start. Finish approx. 8.30pm. Special gathering of pipe, tabor, hurdy-gurdy and other players (as part of The Taborers Society weekend). Special thanks to Rob and Gillian Guest for this music. Hot Food Bar: cider and perry Wrap up warm, bring a torch, and come and enjoy an evening with the traditional customs of toasting the orchards, Wassailing the trees, pouring cider on their roots, with food…

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