December 10 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, October 20, 2013
More than 2,500 people enjoyed a truly scrumptious event which was fun to the core.
The 23rd annual Apple Day at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, near Dereham, saw people enjoy fresh cider, apples and apple juice.
People listened to experts from The East of England Apple and Orchard Project, an organisation working to ensure a positive future for local orchard fruits and orchards, and saw and learned about the many varieties of apples that are out there.
There was also a ‘grand Apple Day parade’ as well as craft stalls and blacksmith and chainsaw wood carving skills on display at today’s event.
Apple Day began as a simple apple-picking event in 1990 and has grown to become Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse’s biggest one-day event of the year.
Gressenhall’s events coordinator Hannah Jackson said: “Apple Day has grown year-on-year to become this fantastic family fun day.
“It has been brilliant again this year with the crowds coming out despite the bad weather at the start of the day and it has been a really nice end-of-season celebration.”