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If you're nuts about apples or enjoy the occasional glass of cider, put the Kent Apple and Cider Fayre in your diary which takes place just outside Maidstone in Sandling on the 6th and 7th October 2018.
Kent Apple and Cider Fayre
The event celebrates the harvesting of some of Kent's finest apples and showcases the quality of the fruit grown here, in the beautiful county of Kent.
Where is it?
The festival will be held at the Heritage Farm Park where the apples are grown:
Dates and times: 6th and 7th October 2018 from 10am - 5pm (last admission 4pm)
A rich history
The apple and cider producers at Kent Life grow many different varieties of apples in their historic orchards and they will be literally be picking them by hand only a few days before the October festival.
Rather than just buying the same mass-produced variety of apples from your local store week in, week out, why not head on down over the weekend and have a taste of up to 35 different varieties, with some even dating back to the 16th Century?
If you're a keen cook and want to try out something different in the kitchen, you'll also bag yourself a free apple cookbook with both traditional and newer recipes when you visit the Fayre.
Victorian Apple Press
If you love your Victorian history, then pop along to see exactly how it was done over 100 years ago. Forget about modern machinery and watch the giant press in action where the apples are cut first, then crushed pulped and squeezed to produce the finest (and freshest) apple juice you're ever likely to taste.
Fancy a pint?
If cider is more your thing, then as you'd expect at an apple farm, there will, of course, be a cider tent where you can tantalise your taste buds. Aside from your standard pint, you'll also be able to sample some tasty cocktails too. Unlike your local pub, there will be plenty of different kinds to sample including those of other guest suppliers as well.
As with most traditional fayres, there will also be plenty of other things to see and do including:
- Live & local music
- Demonstrations and tours of Kent Life
- Traditional Morris Dancers
- Apple crafts for the kids
- Tractor Rides
AND if you want to keep the kids amused, Basil Brush will also be making an appearance at the Kent Life Fayre this year.
For more info or to buy your tickets for this event, visit their website here.
Kent Life is open from 10am – 5pm (last admission 4pm)
Children (3-15) £8.25
Family (2+2) £32.95
Free entry for Kent Life Members
If you book online, you can save 15% on the prices listed above.