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Ross-on-Wye 2018 Cider Festival

August 31 - September 2
Ross-on-Wye Cider and Perry Co., Broome Farm, Wells Brook, Peterstow, Herefordshire HR9 6QF United Kingdom

  A weekend of delicious food, excellent music, wide ranging beer and of course, incredible cider. You will be part of a small festival of enthusiasts and ciderlovers who welcome you with open arms into our community. A friendly festival suitable for families with entertainment throughout the weekend. An excellent getaway to end the summer and celebrate local craft cider! See you there! Music Across the Weekend Friday 3:30-12:00 Vo Fletcher, Silver Branch's Ceildh, Whose Hands Are These?, Burnside Saturday…

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Tastes of the Orchards – Mid Varieties

September 7 @ 11:30 am - September 8 @ 3:00 pm
Irish Seed Savers, Capparoe, Scariff County Clare Ireland

The Tastes of the Orchards is an opportunity to come to Irish Seed Savers to view and taste rare heritage apple varieties. During this visit you will taste the ripe heritage eating apples, view a display of cooking and cider apples. Our guide will talk you through the varieties characteristics and cropping potential and answer questions about fruit growing in general. Essential if you are planning an orchard of any size, or just love apples! Taste is subjective and this…

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Plum and green gage pruning workshop

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thorpe-le-Soken, CO16 0HL

Dr Anna Baldwin will be leading a plum and green gage pruning workshop 8 September at Ricebridge Orchard, Thorpe-le-Soken This free Heritage Lottery Supported course runs from 1000-1500, and provides an opportunity to learn renovation pruning on larger trees and some veteran trees. Some previous pruning experience is preferable for this course. We can provide all safety and pruning equipment but please bring your preferred secateurs, gloves and hand saws if you have them. Contact to book a place

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Easton Lodge Garden Apple Day

September 16 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Easton Lodge Gardens, Little Easton, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2BB

Come and visit the gardens on "Apple Day" where once again the Bishops Stortford Ukulele Band will be performing. The East of England Apple and Orchard Project will be with us to show the wide range of apples grown in the region and help visitors identify any apples they bring with them. Uttlesford Beekeepers will be showing a hive in action, and selling produce. Children's activities and apple juicing.  Gates open at 11.30am until 5pm (last entry 4pm). Adult Entry…

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Buckingham Apple Weekend & Honey Show

September 22 @ 10:00 am - September 23 @ 4:00 pm
Buckingham Garden Centre, Tingewick Rd, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire MK18 4AE United Kingdom

The Mid Shires Orchard Group will be here all through the weekend, working with our Apple Mill and big Cider Press to make delicious fresh apple juice and provide apple growing advice. There'll be a heritage apple display, maps of local old orchards to browse and some fun competitions. Our clever apple peel machines will be there, so that children of all ages can wind the handle and see who can get the longest peel! There'll be 'heaviest apple' and…

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Apple Day Brighton

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Stanmer Park, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9QA United Kingdom

Apple Day is a wonderful free annual family event in and around the orchards of Stanmer Park. Apple Day features masses of apple-themed activities including orchard tours, food & drink, storytelling, children’s activities, music, apple identification, fruit tree growing advice, fruit from our orchards to buy, a range of stalls selling local produce and a lot more. Not to be missed... the sun always shines! (There is a car parking charge. Please use public transport where possible.) See website for…

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Introduction to apple juice and cider-making course

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Little Horwood Recreation Ground Hall, Church St, Little Horwood MK170PF

After several years of running their ‘Introduction to apple juice and cider making’ course in Milton Keynes, Mike & Barbara Jones moved the venue to the ideal tranquil location of the Recreation Ground Hall in Little Horwood. The course is being run for the Midshires Orchard Group (MSOG) and any surplus after costs passed on to MSOG. We have been making apple juice and cider for more than 10 years and over time have learnt that the quality of the…

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Oxburgh Hall Apple Day

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Oxburgh Hall, King's Lynn PE33 9PS

An event to promote the importance of heritage apples, orchards and especially those that originate in the East of England. The East of England Apples and Orchards Project will be on hand to raise awareness of the different apple varieties. Bring along your unknown apple and pear varieties and have these identified. An apple press will be available for visitors to bring along their own apples to crush and take juice home. Visitors will need to bring along their own…

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Potton Apple Day

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Church of St Mary, Potton, Hatley Road, Potton , SG19 2RP United Kingdom

Free, family-friendly activities with apples. Bring your own fruit if you can or help juice the community apples. Cider from CAMRA, hog roast and live music. Very serious cider competition! Have your mystery fruit identified and find out all about orchards and fruit growing. Stationary engines, exhibitions and trees to buy. Apple cakes and teas or fresh apple juice with the lowest food-miles you've ever had!

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Newbury Apple Day

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Celebrate this year’ sample harvest - help press apples and then taste delicious fresh juice. If you have spare apples in your garden bring them along. Apple themed events for children, apple cakes and goodies for sale, find out about Newbury’s community orchards. Cost: FREE There’s more info at or contact Ceinwen on 07930 570541

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Stamford Apple Day, EEAOP

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Arts Centre, 27 St. Mary’s Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2DL United Kingdom

The Apple Day will be in its 15th year and will take place on Sat 7th October at Stamford Arts Centre. The event will feature the East of England Apple and Orchards Project bringing along different varieties of apple for people to see and sample and experts will be on hand to identify some of the apple visitors bring with them. Members of the community orchard group will also be on hand to give their advice on how to look…

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RHS Apple Day

October 6 @ 10:00 am - October 7 @ 4:00 pm
RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington Devon EX38 8PH United Kingdom

Originally conceived by Orchards Live, the Rosemoor Apple Day is run by RHS as their biggest annual celebration of orchard fruit. If you want to find an apple variety, your best chance is to find it here. As well as fantastic apple displays and the opportunity to taste, there are many stalls, talks and guided walks round the Rosemoor Orchard, cookery demos and children’s activities. Come and say ‘Hello’ to Orchards Live at our stall. Prices: Adults  £11.50 Children £5.75 Free…

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Big Pick Weekend at Killerton

October 6 @ 11:00 am - October 7 @ 4:00 pm
Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter , EX5 3LE

The orchards are bursting with apples and we need your help to collect them. Head down to Sparrow Park Orchard, grab a bag and a mini wheelbarrow and help us harvest apples for Killerton’s award winning cider and apple juice.   Date and time: October 6 and 7 @ 11am – 4pm Venue: Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LE Cost: Normal Admission Fees Apply – Adults £12.80, Child £6.40, Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £31.90, National Trust…

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Wragby Apple Day

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Town Hall, Louth Road, Wragby, Lincolnshire LN8 5PU United Kingdom

Lincolnshire Organic Gardeners' Organisation will be hosting the 7th Wragby Apple Day. There will be apple identification by East of England Apples & Orchards Project, and a display of 150 apple varieties. Plus apple tasting and the opportunity to juice your own apples (up to 10kg free). There will be homemade refreshments, produce stalls and organic gardening advice on the day.

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Roots and Shoots Apple Day

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Walnut Tree Walk, Lambeth, SE11

Get ready for this year's Apple Day at Roots and Shoots. Celebrating 19 years of fun packed activities for all ages, brilliant crafts and art stalls as well as food and cakes. But most important of all, viewing over 100 varieties of apples from the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale Farm, Kent and from the Usk Valley, Wales. Apple displays this year from Somerset (c.40 varieties), Brogdale (c.50 varieties) and Wales (about 15 varieties) Exhibition: Origins and evolution of apples…

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Tastes of the Orchards – Late Varieties

October 12 @ 11:30 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm
Irish Seed Savers, Capparoe, Scariff County Clare Ireland

The Tastes of the Orchards is an opportunity to come to Irish Seed Savers to view and taste rare heritage apple varieties. During this visit you will taste the ripe heritage eating apples, view a display of cooking and cider apples. Our guide will talk you through the varieties characteristics and cropping potential and answer questions about fruit growing in general. Essential if you are planning an orchard of any size, or just love apples! Taste is subjective and this…

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Killerton Apple Festival

October 13 @ 10:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm
Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter , EX5 3LE

Join us at Killerton in the orchard to discover a family festival tucked in amongst the apple trees. There will be live music, great local food and apple products, including the famous Killerton Cider. There’s a great atmosphere and lots to do, taste and try. Killerton Kitchen restaurant will bring the best estate produce to the orchard and showcase their great food. You can witness cider being made the traditional way, as volunteers demonstrate the 200 year old cider press…

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Burwash Manor Apple Day, EEAOP

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Burwash Manor Farm, New Road, Barton, Cambridgeshire CB23 7EY United Kingdom

Burwash Manor is hosting their fabulous annual countryside celebration with the apple at its core! At APPLE DAY, Burwash Manor will be celebrating all things apple... Join in the fun, and help raise money for the Sick Children’s Trust. Nearly £5,500 was raised for this wonderful charity at last year’s Apple Day – a target they hope to beat this year! Apples identified by the East of England Apples and Orchards Project Apple pulping and juicing Cam Valley Orchards from…

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Little Horwood Apple Day

October 13 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A free Entertainment’s Committee event for all the family Come dressed to sort, wash, mill, pound and press apples to make juice.  Bring some empty bottles for your juice. Apple presses and mills from small to large to try out. An ideal opportunity to turn your windfalls into apple juice. No apples?…no problem; join in and take away some juice. Apple juice tasting. Apple juice for sale. Bring some apples for the identification table. Display of apple varieties, try tasting some…

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Gressenhall Apple Day, EEAOP

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Gressenhall, Dereham, NR20 4DR Norfolk United Kingdom

It’s apple time again, so come and celebrate this wonderful fruit and all things autumnal. Bring those mystery apples from your garden and have them identified by members of the East of England Apples and Orchards Project. Stroll around the orchard with its traditional Norfolk varieties; join in with the wassailing; taste the apple juice and enjoy scrumptious cider. Buy fresh locally produced meats, seasonal fruits, preserves and cakes for sale. See local craftsmen demonstrating their skills and selling their…

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Cressing Temple Gardens Apple Day

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cressing Temple Walled Garden, Witham Road, Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD United Kingdom

Join us at Cressing Temple Walled Garden for our annual Apple Day on Sunday 14th October  (11am – 4pm) . There will be a wonderful range of different apple varieties for you to sample and take home. There will be lots more for you to see and do on the day, including: Folk music and clog dancing Medieval re-enactment Have a go archery Puppets and storytelling Cider and apple juice tasting Bread baking A selection of rural craft displays bee…

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Eggesford Apple and Cider Weekend

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eggesford Garden Centre, Near Chulmleigh Devon EX18 7QU United Kingdom

Apples, apple juice, cider and other orchard-related products from honey to Christmas puddings will be on sale. Opportunities to mill and press limited amounts of your apples (on both Saturday and Sunday) on the OL press, but remember to bring containers for juice! Please ring the garden centre (01769 580250) to book a slot in advance. This is a free event.

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Ely Apple Day, EEAOP

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Cathedral Centre, Palace Green, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4EW United Kingdom

National Apple Day, traditionally held on or around 21st October, was launched in 1990 by Common Ground. Ely has been joining in with the celebrations since 2000 and the event has now become one of the best loved apple festivals in the area. The festival provides interest and intrigue whether you are interested in the educational, environmental or simply fun angle of the day. Our experts from East of England Apples and Orchard Project will once again be in attendance…

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Acorn Bank Apple Day

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby, Penrith, CA10 1SP United Kingdom

Acorn Bank autumn extravaganza. Lots of things to see and do for all the family. Most of the event will take place in the open air and on grass surfaces. If you have any special requirements please contact us in advance. Booking is not required. Charges apply, including National Trust Members: Adults £10 Children £5 Family £25 Assistance dogs only are welcome. Further queries can be emailed to

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Cambridge University Botanic Gardens Apple Day, EEAOP

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
University Botanic Gardens, 1 Brookside, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1JE United Kingdom

Make sure the first half-term Sunday is free for the region’s biggest Apple Day. A family favourite and chance to celebrate all things apple: * Apple tasting: over 2 dozen delicious, locally-grown heritage varieties to try and buy * Apple identification: bring 2-3 apples with leaf and stalk for our apple experts from East of England Apples and Orchards Project to identify  * Apple cultivation: expert advice on what to grow, how to plant and prune for a bumper crop…

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Comrie Community Orchard Apple Day

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cultybraggan Camp, Cultybraggan Camp, Comrie, Perthshire, Comrie, PH6 2HX

Make sure you have Comrie Community Orchard Apple Day in your diary! Sunday 21 October from 11am till 4pm at Cultybraggan Camp. Free entry!   20+ varieties of apples for sale Fresh and pasteurised apple juice Baked apple products Toffee apples Jams and chutneys Information on all our fruit tree varieties Tomnah'a stall Beekeepers and honey Herbal teas and Neals Yard products   If you have a surplus of apples and would like someone to pick them for juicing, call…

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South Molton Apple Fair

October 28 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Pannier Market, Broad St, South Molton, Devon EX36 3AB United Kingdom

Keeping the core emphasis on apples, orchards and wildlife, this is a very popular, free, family event, with local apples on display and for sale, including many unusual local varieties. Juices and ciders for sale, and tasting. Food stalls, music, children's activities and a produce show which is free to enter. Orchards Live has its own display of apples and can answer queries, while Orchards Live members can sell their fruit and juice. The Orchards Live press and mill will…

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Cider and Juice-making Course

November 3 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
High Bickington, High Bickington , Umberleigh, EX37 United Kingdom

One of Orchards Live's longest-running and most popular courses, aimed at those keen to have a go at cider & juice production at home. The day will cover equipment and techniques for juicing, production and storage of cider & juice, combining both theory and practice, with Dave Dann as the speaker. Non-Members: £14.00 Members: £12.00 Join Now Click Here Pre-Booking Only (Please do not turn up on the day without being booked)

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Planning and Planting a Small Orchard

December 1 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Stanmer Park, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9QA United Kingdom

This course covers the process of initial orchard planning, along with the selection and planting of fruit trees.  There will also be discussions and advice on community aspects of the subject matter. The day course will cover the basics of how to design a fruit garden or small orchard: soil types, shade, spacing, rootstocks, pollination groups, apple and pear varieties, etc. We will consider growing fruit trees in smaller spaces against a fence or wall as well as in more conventional…

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Restorative Pruning Course

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Petrockstowe, 19 Buttgarden St, Bideford, EX39 2AU United Kingdom

Old, overgrown, neglected or unproductive trees, or those producing small unhealthy fruit, can be improved with careful pruning. Overgrown trees are also at risk of damage in high winds. If you would like your trees in better condition, then this course is for you. Some clear classroom instruction following by a demonstration and lots of hands-on practice. Bring lunch; drinks will be provided. With Jane Schofield & Tattwa Gyani Non-Members: £14.00 Members: £12.00 Join Now Click Here Pre-Booking Only (Please do not…

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Pruning old fruit trees course

January 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Stanmer Park, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9QA United Kingdom

A Brighton Permaculture Trust course. Learn how to improve the health and productivity of old fruit trees by appropriate pruning. Skills learnt will also be applicable for pruning younger fruit trees and other trees/shrubs. Day 1: Stanmer Park (near University of Sussex), Brighton, Sussex. Get directions to our meeting point near the church in Stanmer Park. Day 2: Private orchard/house at Barcombe, near Lewes, Sussex. Cost (depending on income): £52.50-£247.50 Tutor: Bryn Thomas Visit the website for full details and booking. Find more BPT courses & events…

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Care of Fruit Trees Course

May 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Stanmer Park, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9QA United Kingdom

Learn how to care for new and established fruit trees and orchards, to ensure health and productivity.  This course complements the course Planning and Planting a Small Orchard. Venue: Stanmer Park, Brighton BN1 9PZ Cost (depending on income): £35-£175 Tutors: Bryn Thomas, Peter May  Visit the website for full details and to book the course.

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Sussex Apples Workshop

July 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Home Farm Orchard, Home Farm Orchard, Stanmer Park, Lewes Road BN1 9PZ, Brighton,

A free workshop and guided tour featuring Sussex apple tree varieties, suitable for families. After visiting Home Farm Orchard at Stanmer the workshop will continue to Racehill Community Orchard. Participants are welcome to bring a picnic lunch to have in the orchard afterwards.   Venues: Home Farm Orchard, Stanmer Park, Lewes Road BN1 9PZ Racehill Community Orchard, Swanborough Drive, Brighton BN2 5QB Tutor: Peter May   

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Fruit Tree Grafting at Stanmer Park

July 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Stanmer Park, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9QA United Kingdom

The course encourages participants to develop practical skills in the propagation of fruit trees. Learn the technique of chip budding, using a grafting knife to graft an apple variety onto a rootstock. This method is used to propagate fruit trees such as apple, pear, plum and cherry, for both commercial and garden production and is carried out between late July and the end of August. Background information will be provided on the selection and purchase of rootstocks, collection of propagating…

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Summer Orchard Flower Walk at Racehill Community Orchard

July 29, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Racehill Community Orchard, Racehill Community Orchard, Swanborough Drive, Brighton BN2 5QB, Brighton,

A free, family event led by volunteer leader Kirsty Sloman, at Racehill Community Orchard, identifying wild and native species of plants and flowers.

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