A celebration of the apple

LOWDHAM’s Apple Day on Sunday 21 October looks set to continue the tradition of successful events centred on the popular fruit.

Starting at 11am and running to 4pm at Lowdham Village Hall, Apple Day 2012 will include displays of over 100 varieties of apple, plus pears and even grapes.

Organiser Lowdham Horticultural Society (http://www.lowdhamhortsoc.org.uk/) will run a competition for the heaviest cooking apple grown in a private garden or orchard, with a £20 prize for first place, £10 for second, and £5 for third.

Demonstrations of traditional country crafts will include cider making and woodturning, along with beekeeping with local honey available for sale.

Other attractions include Herefordshire perry and cider tasting, apple tasting and sales, plus jams, chutneys, wines, etc. Admission is £1.50 for adults, children free. Hot and cold refreshments available throughout.

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