Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Sunday 19 October 2014
Times: 10:00 - 17:00
Price: Standard Museum admission prices apply: Adults £9.90, Concessions £8.60, Young Person (4-18) £6.50, Family Ticket (2 adults) £29.00, Family Ticket (1 adult) £20. Free admission for Museums Pass holders, Friends of Gressenhall, and under 4s.
It’s all about the wonderful apple and all things autumnal as Gressenhall hosts its annual ‘Apple Day’ on Sunday 19 October. Watch craftsmen demonstrating their skills, enjoy live entertainment and music as well as the chance to buy handmade country products and local produce including, foods, juice and cider.
If you’ve always wondered what that “mystery” apple tree in your garden or orchard is, then Gressenhall’s Apple Day is the event for you. Experts from The East of England Apple and Orchard Project are here to help. Join us and taste some of the very best apples in Norfolk, whole or pressed as juice or even cider. If you have a glut of apples at home, bring them along and have them turned into juice by local apple presser John Behm.
Marvel at the skills of Sarah Jenkins and her Border Collies as they round up a gaggle of geese. Discover the tale of the ‘Grayte Wyrm of Gressenhall’, a dragon that just loves to eat apples. With live music from The Dude Coopers and Wildfire Ceilidh Band, and lively performances from the dancers of Golden Star Morris, there will be plenty to entertain the crowds.
Get crafty in Art Attack and make a headdress to wear as you join the Grand Apple Day Parade and wassail around the orchard with its 30+ varieties of apples discovered, raised or developed in Norfolk.
There are lots of opportunities to buy direct from local producers of apple juices and ciders, cakes and autumnal preserves and chutneys. See local craftsmen demonstrating and selling their wares including willow baskets, fleece products and original prints.
All in all, the day promises lots of fun and autumnal celebrations for all the family.