Much Marcle, HR8 2LY (Grid ref SO661332)

11am to 5pm

Entry to the Hellens site is £2.00 (children under 16 free).

In The Great Barn

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 provide at least 3 typical, fairly ripe, examples of each variety.

Short film made during The Big Apple Harvestime event in 1993 – showing continuously.

Apple market selling less usual varieties.  Try some varieties you may have never tasted before.

Gaynans Jewellers – apple-themed jewellery (Sunday only).


Sales of apple juice, cider and perry, apple trees (Saturday) and other local produce from a range of local suppliers:

Traditional pressing of perry pears (Saturday afternoon).

Refreshments available – see the menu for Hellens Manor Tea Room.


Special events

Saturday 12th October

11am to 5pm Annual Honey Show Herefordshire Beekeepers’ Association. Haywain Barn.

2.30pm  Leominster Morris.

Sunday 13th October

12 noon: From fungus forays and mistletoe to The Herefordshire Pomona.

Join local fruit grower Norman Stanier as he delves into the records of one of the oldest naturalists’ clubs in the world and makes links to our very own Big Apple.  In the Haywain Barn.

2pm Apples in a Warmer World

Professor Paul Hadley, of the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development at the University of Reading, gives an inside view of a collaboration with the National Fruit Collection Trust which uses Haygrove Tunnels technology to create a series of modified environments in order to investigate how warmer temperatures and altered rainfall patterns may affect UK apple production in the coming decades. In the Haywain Barn.

4pm ‘Uke Can’t Be Serious’ will pop up with their ukuleles.

Well-controlled dogs on leads welcome in outdoor areas. Full toilet facilities including adapted toilet.

Well-controlled dogs on leads welcome in outdoor areas.
Full toilet facilities including adapted toilet.

Parking availableThis venue has the largest car park for The Big Apple. If you are able to, please park here and walk to other venues where parking is more difficult.