Applefest returns to Tenbury Wells next week

Tenbury Wells is set to celebrate all things apples with the return of the popular Applefest next week.

The annual event, which will be held from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday, 5 October, at the Burgage Recreational Area, will see visitors enjoy a wide range of entertainment, food, drink, classic cars, animals, and of course, apples.

More than 300 apples, pears and quinces will be on display in the Apple Marquee provided by local supplier and sponsor F P Matthews Ltd. Various experts from the Marcher Apple Network will also be on hand to Identify apple varieties and also share knowledge on growing and looking after apple trees.

Appleteme will be demonstrating how to press apples into juice to take home and are inviting people to bring along their own washed apples in a clean container to be juiced (approximately one carrier bag makes one litre of juice).

Entertainment throughout the day will include the Tenbury School Choirs, Tenbury Teme Valley Band, Pearl Lake Ukelele Group, Leominster Morris Dancers, Blue Moon and the Bromyard Town Crier.

Visitors can take mini treks with Temevale Alpacas, visit the reptiles from Dudley Zoo, enjoy face painting and the Medieval Magician.

The usual food, drink and craft stands will be available for those who want to shop and there will also be a licensed bar area and a wide selection of food to eat on the day.

In the run up to the event, retailers in Tenbury Well will be decorating their windows as part of a competition. The window displays will be judged by sponsor Kerry's on 30 September and the winners will be awarded certificates on 4 October.

Beverley Nielsen, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Tourism at Malvern Hills District Council, said: "The popular Applefest is a great event celebrating local produce in Tenbury Wells. With Temevale Alpaca treks, a Medieval Magician and Dudley Zoo's finest reptiles, there is something for everyone. To top it off, there is over 300 apples, pears and quinces to see proudly displayed. This is a day out for the everyone to sample and enjoy the very essence of our beautiful county."

David Patrick, Chair of Tenbury Applefest Association, said: "Applefest is run by a team of volunteers on a not-for-profit basis and once again we are offering a wide variety of displays, activities and entertainment for you to enjoy. We are confident that Applefest 2019 will provide a great day out for all the family whatever the weather."

Admission is £4 and free entry for accompanied children under 16.

Visit www.tenburyapplefest.co.uk for more information. 

Pictured: A display at Tenbury Applefest.

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