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October 2019

Fishponds Community Orchard Apple Day, Bristol

Sunday, October 6th, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

At Fishponds Community Orchard, Thingwall Park Allotments, Fishponds, Bristol. Free admission. Apple pressing and juice. Apple tasting and print making. Cider, refreshments, fruit trees, orchard and and local produce for sale. Entrance via allotment gates opposite the ends of Hawkesbury Road or Knowsley Road and then follow signs. Public transport: 20 minute walk from Stapleton Road Station. 5 minutes by bike from the Alcove Road exit of the Bristol/Bath Railway Path. Frequent buses from Bristol City Centre along Fishponds Road.

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Harvestime at the Big Apple 2019

Saturday, October 12th, 2019 - Sunday, October 13th, 2019

Join The Big Apple for their 30th anniversary of celebrating English apples and cider – a real opportunity to enjoy the autumn countryside in their corner of Herefordshire in and around Much Marcle. Nine venues! Full details are on their website (https://www.bigapple.org.uk/harvest2019/)- with summary details below: Or download the full details here:  https://www.bigapple.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/big-apple-harvestime-2019-web.pdf We have put together for you a collection of small rural events where you can enjoy our local orchards, famous for their cider fruit and excellent culinary…

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Apple Day celebration at Days Cottage Orchard & Rural Skills Centre

Sunday, October 13th, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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Here you can talk to Dave Kaspar and Helen Brent-Smith about your orchard requirements and bring small numbers of apples for possible identification. You can also order heritage fruit trees. This is the home of the Museum Orchard (of Gloucestershire varieties of apple), the Orchard & Rural Skills Centre, their award winning (unsprayed) juice, cider & perry business (Days Cottage Apple Juice) and orchards (both young and old). You can also bring up to two carrier bags for juicing. Please save…

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Quenington Apple Day

Saturday, October 19th, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

At Quenington Village Hall, GL7 5BS Apple pressing for juice/ cider (Please bring your own juice containers.  You may need to wait for a turn.  Please note only large quantities can be pressed so if you just have a few they will be mixed with others apples) Free apple games and activities for children Seed swap Children’s Poetree Competition Cirencester & District Beekeepers Tea, cakes and apple juice served See web site for more details and entry forms: www.queningtonvillagehall.org.uk

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The Sally Apple and Cider Festival

Saturday, October 19th, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Salutation Inn, Ham GL13 9QH + Google Map

At the Salutation Inn, Ham, near Berkeley (the Sally is a genuine rural free-house in the village of Ham, close to the Severn Estuary.  Details at http://www.the-sally-at-ham.com/) Pete Tiley writes: Autumn is here and the apple harvest is upon us. The ancient orchards of the Severn Vale are fully-laden and groaning with glistening fruit. Cidermakers across the South West are bent double, soggy-kneed and with tannic-stained hands diligently picking and pressing before the fruit spoils. It is a busy time…

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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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January 2020

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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