Apple Fair 2011

Sorry this isn’t a post about the iPhone4s (wish is was!) it’s about the old fashioned apple.

Who knew there were this many types of apple?


My favourite festival in our little town is Apple Fair which is in October every year. Pretty much the whole town turns out and we celebrate Apples in all their forms – fruit, cider, juice and even better sauce in a Hog Roast!  Last year we missed it as Miss L was in hospital so it was extra special this year and we celebrated with toffee apples.

We had a beautiful warm sunny day for it too, which I think bought out more people than usual, so there was a large audience for the Elizabethan Music, Morris Dancers and Folk Bands, all of which were lots of fun to watch.  I think it’s fantastic that they all still exist and give their time for events like these.

I think these are the apples in our garden, but I’m not sure. I’m hoping that next year I’ll have some left so they can have a look at them and tell me what they are?  Ours are a little less yellow than these.

We loved these crochet fruit, Miss L treated herself to a crochet doughnut with her pocket money. She liked to use them to pop her needles in when she’s sewing.  She also enjoyed a go on the Apple Shy, didn’t win anything this year but came very close hitting it a few times.

The highlight of my day (apart from the hog roast) was the warmed Apple and Spiced Elderberry Cordial Juice from the Watergull Orchards stand. In fact I’ve managed to get through a bottle in a day, and having just looked up their website I’m really pleased to see they do a home delivery service. So if they don’t have it on their farmer’s market stand I can still get hold of it, hurray!  Lovely drink for cold winter days.



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