Marcher Apple Network courses

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The Marcher Apple Network tries to include details of all relevant events within the Marcher Counties and the more significant national events. Courses, however, are listed separately. If you are organising or know of a forthcoming event which you think should be included here then please contact the Webmaster. If you spot an error would you also please let the Webmaster know so a correction can be made.


Courses run by Marcher Apple Network (MAN).


Major apple and pear events around the region in 2019
*denotes Apple display and MAN ID service.

The festival of all things is coming to Herefordshire this October see
instagram: @ciderlandsherefordshire or twitter: @Ciderlands2019

Saturday, 21st, September 14:30- 17:00, Perry Pear ID at Hartpury Orchard Centre, Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwells End, Hartpury, Gloucestershire GL19 3DB United Kingdom
The National Collection of Perry Pears Over 70 varieties on display (crops permitting!), Teas, Explore the Wildlife Wetland and bring your perry pear for identification.   There will also be the opportunity for any aspiring perry, cider or juicers to discuss the opportunities to use or hiring equipment from the Centre. Perry Pear ID at Hartpury Orchard Centre. £2 per variety, bring at least 8 + a few leaves, all in good condition!

* Weekly ID workshop at The Harp Inn Glasbury (tentatively) MAN ID Session from Thursday 26th September from 10:15.

Saturday/Sunday, 28th/29th September. Autumn Show at Three Counties Showground, Malvern . Perry Pear ID available, but please note that MAN will not be attending this year. If you have apples you wish for Identification please note these can be sent to us or handed in at the Big Apple or Gloucestershire Orchard Trust stand. Do please note our guidelines and fee for submitting each variety

*Saturday, 5th October. Applefest, Tenbury Wells, held on the town’s Burgage Recreational Area, from 10:00–17:00, Further details:

Daily throughout October 10:00-15:00 at Berrington Hall, the National Trust property near Leominster invites you to join us as we celebrate our harvest with a full month of traditional apple themed activities. With a children’s trail, apple themed treats in the tea-room, crafts and apple pressing on selected weekends, Berrington has a lot to offer. Also on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October there will be traditional horse and carriage rides to get you into the swing of the season. MAN hopes to attend on Sunday 6th and offer an ID service.

Saturday 12th October. Apple Day at The Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale near Telford, from 10:00–17:00 Apple pressing using the large community apple press, fresh juice for sale; hog roast, live music, apple display and apple trees for sale, cider bar, WI stalls, craft demonstrations and hands-on opportunities to practise polelathing, pottery, etc. Contact: 01952-433229 or 433880.

*Saturday/Sunday, 12-13th October ‘THE BIG APPLE’. Weekend rural events in and around Much Marcle . £2 entry to historic grounds of Hellens, from 11:00–16:45 where there will be apple and pear displays, ID services and tastings of a selection of cooking apples. Further details of talks, demonstrations and other events, from Jackie Denman, Tel. 01531–670544.

*Saturday, 19th October. Leominster Apple Fair at The Priory, Leominster. 11:00–16:00. Parking nearby in Bridge Street Car Park. “Various stalls, apple display and ID by MAN”. Details from Felicity Norman, Tel. 01568–780886.

*Saturday, 19th October. Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, School Road, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9RS. MAN members will be there for identification.

Saturday and Sunday 19th – 20th October, National Botanic Garden for Wales, Llanarthne, SA32 8HN, 10:00 – 18:00, Apple Weekend Paul Davis attends with a display of his apples and also brings pot grown trees along for purchase.

October at The Cider Museum Hereford, Pomona Place, Hereford HR4 0EF; Apple Day cidermaking celebration, details to follow

Friday 21st October, National Apple Day

*Sunday, 27th October Chepstow Apple Day, organized by Chepstow Town Council at the Drill Hall, Chepstow. Admission free. 11:00-16:00. MAN Apple display, apple juice, cider and perry tasting.

* Tuesday 29th October, Acton Scott, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Wenlock Lodge, Acton Scott, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6QN. MAN members will be there for identification.

Saturday 16th November MAN AGM at 11:00 in The Cider Museum Hereford, Pomona Place, Hereford HR4 0EF, Helen Woodman will tell of her enthusiasm for apples and pears, wildlife, cider and perry.