Major apple and pear events
*= Apple display and MAN ID service.
Friday/Saturday 21st -22nd April, 2023 at Harpur Adams University the Beekeepers Convention; MAN will have a stand.
Saturday 29th April visitors to Blossomtime, will be able to sample the annual Big Apple Cider and Perry trials for themselves.
Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May, Big Apple annual Blossomtime event will take place over the Bank Holiday weekend centred on the village of Putley. http://www.bigapple.org.uk/
Friday to Sunday 13th August. The Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival http://www.foodfestival.co.uk/ . There is always a good selection of local cider makers and fruit juicers in attendance.
Saturday, 26th TBA August. Black Mountains Festival, Talgarth, Powys.
Saturday, 16th, September 14:30- 17:00, Perry Pear ID at Hartpury Orchard Centre, Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwells End, Hartpury, Gloucestershire GL19 3DB. 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.
Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 22th-24th September. Autumn Show at Three Counties Showground, Malvern https://www.malvernautumn.co.uk/ .
Saturday 30th September, Autumn Apple Day at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9RS, https://www.shropshirehillsaonb.co.uk/aonb-events/autumn-apple-day ; MAN will have a stand.
*Saturday, 7th October. Applefest, Tenbury Wells, held on the town’s Burgage Recreational Area, from 10:00–17:00, Further details: www.tenburyapplefest.co.uk
Daily throughout October (to be confirmed) 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 2nd and Sunday 3rd October (to be confirmed) there will be traditional horse and carriage rides to get you into the swing of the season. MAN may possibly attend on Sunday 6th and offer an ID service. Events at Berrington Hall (nationaltrust.org.uk)
Saturday/Sunday, 14-15th October ‘THE BIG APPLE’. Weekend rural events in and around Much Marcle http://www.bigapple.org.uk/ . £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 and Sunday 14th – 15th October (to be confirmed), National Botanic Garden for Wales, Llanarthne, SA32 8HN, 10:00 – 18:00, Apple Weekend https://botanicgarden.wales/visit/whats-on/.
Probably in October at The Cider Museum Hereford, Pomona Place, Hereford HR4 0EF there will be an Apple Day celebrating cidermaking, details to follow Museum of Cider – Hereford (cidermuseum.co.uk)
*Saturday, 21st October. Leominster Apple Fair at The Priory, Leominster. 10:00–16:00. Parking nearby in Bridge Street Car Park. “Various stalls, apple display and ID by MAN”. Details from Felicity Norman, Tel. 01568–780886. https://www.eventgoat.co.uk/leominster/leominster-apple-fair-2019/
Friday 21st October, National Apple Day http://commonground.org.uk/projects/orchards/apple-day/
Saturday 14th or 21st November (to be confirmed) MAN AGM at 11:00 in The Cider Museum Hereford, Pomona Place, Hereford HR4 0EF, details to follow.