Hereford AppleFest Brings Cider To The City

To celebrate the 2022 harvest, the City of Hereford is bringing the world of the apple into the City. In the first annual Hereford AppleFest, from 1 to 16 October 2022, local businesses, councils, cider producers and community groups are banding together to provide an array of entertainment.

Activities include: live music, children’s activities, giveaways, themed trails, guest speakers, visits with local artisan cider & apple juice producers, virtual reality experiences, plus feasts and tastings.

Bookended by activities for all ages in High Town on 1 October and at the Museum of Cider of 15 October, the festival will see fringe events during the week in the city and throughout the county.

The 8 and 9 October sees the internationally-renowned Big Apple Harvestime festival taking place in nearby Much Marcle, coupled with the inaugural Hereford AppleFest Banquet on Saturday 8 October, to be held amid the splendour of Hereford’s historic Town Hall.

Herefordshire has over 15,000 acres of orchards producing 150,000 tonnes of apples and pears each year, alongside dozens of cider makers small and large dotted around the county.

With the region having the perfect soils and weather to grow the finest apples in the world, not to mention centuries of experience in crafting fine apple juice and cider and perry, there’s no better place to visit to celebrate this special fruit.

In partnership with:

Hereford City Council, Hereford City Life, Herefordshire Council, Big Apple Harvestime, CAMRA – Campaign for Real Ale, Hereford Cathedral, Encore Enterprises, Hereford College of Arts, Little Pomona Orchard & Cidery, Museum of Cider, Rural Media.

More details to come in the following weeks. For updates, please visit www.herefordcitycouncil.gov.uk/hereford-applefest/

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