Tenbury Applefest is a celebration of apples and apple growing in the area, Tenbury famously having been called “my little town in the orchard” by Queen Victoria. It is a one-day outdoor event which has taken place nearly every year over at least a dozen years and is well supported by many traders, local families of Tenbury, the surrounding areas and visitors from around the UK. There will be the opportunity to learn about all the different varieties of apple used in local ciders and visits into the town are encouraged.
This year the Frank Mathews display of over 300 varieties of apple, juicing and sales returns and local ciders will be represented by Robinsons, Oldfields, Thatchers and others. These are made with fruit from the local fields in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire.
For families and children there will be an apple trail. Knitted apples will be placed on the stalls and around the Burgage, where Applefest is held. Each apple will have a letter attached to it. When completed they will spell out a sentence. There will be a small prize for each family that completes the sentence. Also on offer will be face painting, a strolling magician, Town Crier and various animals.
There will be numerous trade and craft stalls and demonstrations as well as food and drink and a licensed bar. Throughout the day there will be music and entertainment by the Pearl Lake Ukulele Group, Blue Moon, Teme Valley Band, Leominster Morris Dancers and others.
Around the town many windows will be decorated for the Applefest window competition, judged by one of our main sponsors; Kerry foods. There will also a people’s choice prize.
The town’s windows create a brilliant backdrop to the town for Saturday 1 October. Applefest provides a low-cost fun day out for all who come and join us.