Apple Fest

04/10/2015 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Garden (or Bar), Foxlowe Arts Centre
Free event but charge for juicing
Alison McCrea

Apple peeler

Join us to celebrate this year’s apple bounty.

  • Watch or join the apple pressing.
  • Taste some unusual apple varieties.
  • Try the apple peeler/corer/slicer.
  • Apple bobbing (weather permitting).
  • Longest apple peel competition.
  • Jam and chutney swap.
  • Bring any surplus apples for juicing – details below.

Free Entry – All Welcome

If you want your apples juiced

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  • Bring apples (up to 9kg or 3 carrier bags) in reasonable condition. Windfalls are OK, as long as there is no rot and you don’t have animals grazing near your tree(s).
  • Help us wash your apples and cut them into quarters to speed up the process.
  • Provide containers for your juice.
  • Cost is 75p per 75cl bottle of juice, plus 25p for optional pasteurising.

If you need to have your juice pasteurised, please supply one clean glass wine bottle (or 75cl equivalent) with a screw cap (with labels removed if possible) for every three kilogrammes of apples that you bring. Glass bottles in good condition with screw caps are necessary for pasteurising. Please note, we can’t guarantee that you will get the same bottles back.

If you intend to drink the juice quickly, you can store it for a few days in the fridge. In that case pasteurising will not be necessary and you can bring any sort of bottle. Well rinsed plastic bottles are suitable. If the juice is not pasteurised you can take it away immediately. It will taste even better than the pasteurised juice and cost less but must be used up quickly.

If you have more than 9kg (20lb), please contact us, as we can arrange separate pressing sessions for large quantities.

Contact: 07753172564 or e-mail

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