Enjoy a celebration of apples and Gloucestershire produce along with the history of one of Gloucester’s favourite buildings this weekend.

The national Apple Day this Saturday 22nd October is in its 32nd year at The Folk of Gloucester, 99-103 Westgate Street. Once again the venue will be the hub of this year’s celebration in the city and will be hosting a variety of events including music, dancing, talks and demonstrations.

A few of the highlights being:

  • Over 30 varieties of apple to try that you won’t find in the shops.
  • One of the last surviving horse drawn cider mills in the southwest.
  • Morris dancing performances in the street and at The Folk from Lassington Oak, Tattered Court, England’s Glory, Gloucestershire Morris.
  • Lots of children’s activities including painting with food waste.
  • Madcap inventions like the apple press bike.
  • Stalls from local producers including Severn Cider.
  • Our Secret Garden Café offering a locally sourced ploughman’s.

With the support of the Cathedral Quarter project and Historic England colour has been brought back to the Folk and now we are bringing the amazing smells of apples for Apple Day.

Frank, a five-year old cob, once described as “the plum stealing pony”, is returning to help crush apples into cider. And thanks to Frank, and his owners, you will get to see one of the last surviving cider mills in the southwest brought to life.

Marc Waters of the Folk Events team said, “Apple Day has such a warm atmosphere about it with a great mix of local produce, music and dance. It’s very much an event for families with lots of free activities for children to get involved in including painting with food waste.”

Alex Cooke, Manager of The Folk of Gloucester said “We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to our newly decorated Folk for our traditional apple day celebrations.”

The free event is open from 10am to 4pm.

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