Apple Day is this Saturday next door in the Forge field …and it is a bigger event than last year with live music and the farmers’ market – bring spare apples and join in the apple pressing – great fun for all the family…from 10am to 4pm – £1 entry.
What’s Happening …..
Apple pressing to make cider and fruit juice – all are welcome to join in, and if you have any spare apples (including windfalls) do bring them along
Fruit identification with the experts, who will also bring along a massive display of different apple cultivars. If you have a ‘mystery’ apple tree and want to find out what variety it is, bring along an apple or two (plus some leaves) for the experts to look at.
Live cooking demonstrations with the Community Chef from 10.00a.m.
Apple pie and crumble competition (see details below), with the winners announced at 1pm.
Farmers’ market (Eartham Lamb, Cakes, chutneys, local Apple Juice from Sussex Orchards and much more),
Live music throughout the day including the South Downs folk singers at 12.00 noon and 1.15pm , live folk music a.m. & p.m. with Bang on the Ear, Said The Maiden, Renegade Dogs.
Morris Dancers – times to be confirmed.
Mobile Pizza van, a bar with beer and snacks c/o The George, Eartham
and finally……. games such as skittles, coconut shy and apple bobbing.
If you would like to enter the Apple pie and crumble competition, here are the details:
Entry details for the Apple pie and crumble competition
- Entries must be home made, by the named entrant.
- Entrants may enter into the pie and crumble competitions
- Entries must be at the Forge Field no later than 11.15am to be judged
- Fillings must be predominantly apple based.
If you have any of our demi-johns left over from last year, please can you drop them off to the National Trust yard (off the same drive as Slindon College) in advance of the day so we can sterilise them.
Look forward to seeing you all on the 10th.