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Apple Events in October.

The Welsh Perry and Cider Society sent me an E-Mail this morning as a heads up for this event, along with lots of other apple gatherings throughout the lengh and breadth of Wales in the month of October.

I hope that this might be of use to fellow appley folks.

Dear WPCS member

October is the month where we celebrate Apple Day. Apple Day was initiated by Common Ground in 1990, and takes place on 21 October each year. People organise events all over the UK to celebrate apples, orchards and local distinctiveness.

Here are just a few Welsh apple events for October....

The whole of October
Blue Bell Inn, Halkyn, Flintshire: CAMRA Cider Pub of the year 2010
Events throughout the month; see website for details

1st & 2nd Erddig Apple Festival
Erddig Hall, Wrexham, North Wales
Admission: standard national trust fees: opening times: 11 5 pm
               Cider tasting & cider cookery
               Apple press
               Arts & crafts
               Family entertainment

9th & 10th Roast Ox Inn Cider & Perry Festival
Painscastle, Builth Wells, Powys
               Apple pressing demonstration
               Real cider and perries to taste
               Traditional cider & beer menu
Folk singing on Saturday 9th from noon with the Cwmbach Quire

16th NEWWildlife:  Autumn Fayre
Rhydmwyn, Mold. Tel: 01352 742115
               Promoting all things appley
Have recently created an orchard to preserve typical local or rare varieties

16th  & 17th  Gower Heritage Centre Cider Weekend
Parkmill, Gower, Swansea        
Admission: Adults 5.50, Children 4.50. Concessions.  Opening times 11 6pm
               Production of their own cider using a traditional 17th century cider press
               Cider bar
               Demonstrations and cider tasting

17th Knucklas Castle Apple Day
Knucklas Castle Community Land Project
Email: Telephone: 01547 528833
Admission: free Opening Times: 2-5pm
Knucklas Castle 2nd annual apple day
-Apple pressing (bring your apples)
-Newly planted community orchard
-Apple cake competition
-Children's games
-Barbeque & Teas
-Variety tasting and other apple related things

23rd  Apple Day
Babington Centre, Trellech, Monmouthshire
Admission free: Opening time 11 4pm
A fun day for all the family
Cheese & apple lunch 12 2pm
Apple bobbing, competitions, raffle etc.
Includes fruit identification, so take along your apples.
This is fundraising for a local community centre so any donations of apple juice or
anything apple related would be gratefully received. Contact Susan Flower 01600 860367

23rd & 24th  Apple Weekend
St Fagans National History Museum
Admission: Free
               350 different apple varieties on display in museum
               Opportunity to taste and buy more unusual varieties
               Apple identification service (see website)
               Advice about apple growing

Cressida Slater
Development Officer
Welsh Perry & Cider Society
The Office, Blaengawney Farm
Hafodyrynys, Crumlin
NP11 5AY

T: 01495 240983
M: 07702 942587

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For any one living in west/mid Wales there are appledays from Oct.20 to Nov 3 with various events according to day at Llanerchaeron estate--or so I've just been told.

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