Ely Apple Festival, Palace Green by Ely Cathedral, Saturday 21st October 2017
|Author: Marius West||Published: 21st October 2017 06:10|
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Ely Apple Festival, Saturday 21st October 2017
Ely has been joining in with the celebrations since 2000 and the event has now become one of the best loved apple festivals in the area.
Ely Apple Festival festival provides interest and intrigue whether you are interested in the educational, environmental or simply fun angle of the day.
Our experts from East of England Apples and Orchard Project will once again be in attendance to identify any apples that you wish to bring along. It is easier to identify if you can bring part of the stalk and/or leaf as well as the actual apple. So if you have been mystified as to what kind of apples have been growing in your garden all these years, now is the time to find out.
There will be several competitions, candle making demonstrations, birds of prey, storytelling and activities running throughout the day including the ever-popular longest apple peeling competition, apple and spoon races and apply shy. Yes we pun a lot on apples!
Watergull Orchards, who kindly supply all our apples and bottles of juice for the various competitions, will be on hand to talk you through over 25 varieties of apples as well as over 10 varieties of juice and cider.
Ely's very own Green Man will be making an appearance throughout the day as we celebrate local traditions along with Morris dancing and a Mummer's play.
As you might expect, all our 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.
We are very grateful to our sponsor, Orchard Green, who are responsible for the new community development to the north of Ely. With their assistance we are working with Jane Frost, a local artist renowned for her work with willow, to create a willow apple sculpture with the pupils from Isle of Ely Primary School to be on show at the entrance of our festival.