Much Marcle, HR8 2LY (Grid ref 661333)
11am to 5pm
Entry to the Hellens site is £2.00 (children free).
A Feast of Apples – displays of apples, cider fruit and perry pears; tastings of dessert and culinary fruit;
Apple identification by Marcher Apple Network (on the day where possible; extra charge if retained for investigation). Please please provide at least 3 typical, fairly ripe, examples of each variety, ideally with a stem and still attached to a small piece of branch with a leaf or two as these all aid accurate identification.
Apple market selling less usual varieties.
Sales stalls including
Jus – single variety local apple juice
Once upon a Tree – cider, perry and apple juice
Walcot Nurseries – fruit trees (due to circumstances beyond their control Walcot Nurseries are unable to attend)
Pork and Two Veg – pork baps
Ledbury Letterpress – apple and orchard themed hand-printed designs
Traditional pressing of perry pears.
Saturday 14th October
11am to 5pm Annual Honey Show Herefordshire Beekeepers’ Association. Haywain Barn
Sunday 15th October
10am to 1pm Japanese Woodblock Printmaking with artist/printmaker Rowan McOnegal. A short practical session introducing this water based printing technique from a culture with an acute sense of the seasons. Suitable for 18yrs +, booking essential, cost £20. Information & booking 01531 670075. Haywain Barn.
2pm DNA SSR fingerprinting – new opportunities for identification of apple and pear varieties. Talk by Marcher Apple Network. Haywain Barn
3.30pm ‘Uke Can’t Be Serious’ will pop up with their ukuleles.
This venue has the largest car park for The Big Apple, toilets, including adapted toilet.