An apple a day ... or the day of the apple

The classic English apple is set to be celebrated once again at the annual Apple Festival in Ely.
From humble beginnings over 15 years ago, the event has now grown into one of best apple celebrations in the area.  What's more Watergull Orchards, one of Cambridgeshire's apple and juice producers and supporters of this event, will once again be in attendance with their impressive display of apples.
Councillor Richard Hobbs, Chairman of the Commercial Services Committee at East Cambridgeshire District Council said:
"The Apple Festival attracts so many people, from those intrigued by what you can cook with an apple, to those who have been practising all year to win the longest peel competition.  As usual, the ever popular experts from East of England Apples and Orchard Project will be in residence to identify any apples that people bring along.  So if you have been mystified as to what kind of apples are growing in your garden all these years, now is your chance to have them identified".
Join in the fun with the apple and spoon races or browse the apple market, with stalls selling a range of apple produce and products.
There will also be folk music, Morris dancing, competitions, woodturning demonstrations, storytelling and apple tasting along with a range of fabulous food, all with an apple twist of course!
Ely's Apple Festival takes place on Saturday, October 15th on the Palace Green opposite the Cathedral from 10am until 4pm. Entry is free.
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