One of Ely’s best loved festivals makes a welcome return on Saturday, now in its 20th year.
Held on Palace Green, opposite Ely Cathedral, Ely’s Apple Festival will once again be joining in with the National Apple Day celebrations by providing a whole host of apple related competitions, activities and wares.
Running from 10 am until 4 pm, on Saturday 19th October, with free entry, there will be demonstrations, birds of prey, storytelling and plenty of activities to entertain the whole family. Competitions will run throughout the day including the ever-popular longest apple peel competition, apple and spoon races and the apple shy.
The experts from East of England Apples and Orchard Project will be in attendance to identify any apples that visitors wish to bring along. So, if you have ever wondered about the variety of apple trees growing in your garden, now is your chance to find out!
Watergull Orchards who kindly supply all our apples and bottles of juice for the various competitions will be on hand to talk visitors through over 25 varieties of apples as well as over 10 varieties of juice and cider.
All the food vendors have an apple twist so from apple teas to pork and apple sausages you can expect a wide variety of apple related culinary delights.
Visit Ely’s Event Organiser, Aileen Sharp said: “Ely’s Apple Festival has established itself as being one of the best and longest running apple events in the region. The festival provides interest and intrigue whether you are interested in the educational, environmental or simply fun angle of the day.”
Press release from Visit Ely
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