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Bere Apple Fest 2017

Apple Fest Day all things apple celebrated.

Venue: Bere Ferrers Church Hall, Station Road, Bere Ferrers.

Time: 13.00-17.00 hrs



Hazel Room

Apple Pie competition judging in private in the morning by Seth Robertson from Robertson’s Restaurant, Tavistock . Apple Fest Café in the afternoon.

Inside the Hall

Children’s competitions. Longest Apple Peel competition. Advice for growers. W.I. stall selling all home-made apple-based products. Cider-making information. Mixed apple display. Information about keeping bees in the garden or orchard with Alison Howes. Information about Tavy & Tamar Apple Group membership. How pressing machinery can be hired. Tamar Valley AONB. Refreshments.

Outside the Hall

Apple pressing and juicing. Grafting demonstration. Advice from Endsleigh Nurseries on growing apple trees and trees for sale. Rural crafts, including woodturning, scything, glassblowing and Largest Apple. Apple Shy and Apple Bobbing. Apples for sale. (Items may be subject to change)

1.00pm Doors open

1.30pm Opening by Charles Staniland.

1.45pm approx. Presentation of Apple Pie prizes by Seth Robertson, from Robertson’s Restaurant, Tavistock .

2.30pm Cider and pasteurisation demo by Ann Crozier

2.45pm First pruning demonstration by Charles Staniland

In the North Orchard. Meet outside the front entrance

3.00pm Dartmoor Border Morris dancing in the road.

3.45pm Second pruning demonstration by Charles Staniland

In the North Orchard. Meet outside the front entrance

4.00pm Cider and pasteurisation demo by Ann Crozier

4.15pm Grafting demonstration at the Endsleigh Nurseries stand

Presentation of Prizes in the Hall to competition winners

4.30pm Raffle draw in the hall

5.00pm Apple Fest closes

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