When: 24th October 2018
Where: Clovelly village
£: Admission to the village costs £7.50 for adults, £4.50 for children and £20 for a family. Children under 7 years go free
What is it?
On Wednesday 24th October, the unique village of Clovelly in north Devon will be holding their third Apple Day, with apple crafts, competitions and activities.
On arrival at Clovelly, visitors will be able to see apple pressing taking place outside the Visitor Centre, and everyone is welcome to bring a bag of apples along. Sample fresh apple juice and even get your own apples bottled.
There will also be plenty of crafts and activities, from 11am to 4pm, at the Visitor Centre. Enjoy some Apple Art with The Plough and either carve, sculpt, decorate (or do all of them) with your apple. There will also be live music, apple bobbing, apple stamping and the chance to make corn dollies.
Isabella Necessity will be on her Story Bicycle, to tell stories of her orchard escapades and share snippets of apple folklore. Isabella is a bicycling botanist who loves to share stories from her incredible journeys around the world with the people she meets along the way. She has flown with the blue butterflies of Brazil in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, outwitted trolls in the fjords of Norway, learnt Kung-Fu on the Mountain of Kunyu and rested in a robin’s nest on Dartmoor. With delightful storytelling, gorgeous illustrations, unexpected wonders and a handsome Story Bicycle called Dilys, Isabella will whisk you away to another world.
There will be a small farmers market, including a pick of pumpkins, vegetables, herbs, and cider amongst other stalls. Merry Harriers Garden Centre will also have some of their interesting products on display. The RNLI will be hosting an Apple Crumble competition (bring your own crumble along at 10am to enter), and selling homemade cakes and apple deserts.
At 1pm, families can take part in a Harvest Hunt with the Clovelly Tour Guide, Jana Edwards, who will take you down around the craftyard and Mount Pleasant. She will tell spooky stories, whilst you look for clues to win a harvest treat.
Also this year, Head Gardener Lucy Halliday, will offer a garden tour at 2.30pm and a chef demonstration will take place at 4pm.
More info: www.clovelly.co.uk/events/apple-day