PORLOCK APPLE PRESS
Porlock Apple Press & Rural Crafts Festival
Saturday 24th October 2020
UPDATE - 23/09/2020
We had hoped that we could go ahead with just the apple pressing this year.
Such is the ongoing situation with the spread of COVID-19, and the restriction on gatherings, we have taken the decision to CANCEL this years event in its entirety.
Porlock Apple Press Group will still however be undertaking pressings so that juice will be available for those who wish to partake of either raw-unpasteurised, or longer lasting pasteurised versions.
Freshly pressed apple juice (1Ltr cartons), will be available for free (we would however, invite a donation of at least the cost of the new containers @ 50p each).
We will also have a limited supply of pasteurised bottles (75cl), of this years juice available to purchase. These will keep for well over a year at least. If you would like to order before hand and ensure you have what you would like, please use the contact methods to pre-order.
We are a NOT-FOR-PROFIT entity, and any donations or other income is used solely to cover running costs and maintainance/improvements to our historical archive of equipment. We are always looking for pieces of vintage apple/cider equipment, and other agricultural or rural craft implements to enhance our displays. If you would like to donate such items, please use the Contact page with your information.
In normal non-covid times, this would be...
A FREE event with something for all the family!
The Old School Centre Orchard Garden, 10.00am to 4.00pm (ish!)
A fun, apple themed event, with something for all ages - so much more than just another 'Apple Day'
A look back to old country crafts... centred around our early 1800's 'Somerset Pattern' apple press which will be in action pressing many tons of apples into fresh juice for you to taste and is free for you to take away (with an invitation to make a donation... please)
Old rural crafts such as wool spinning & weaving, blacksmithing, basket weaving, woodland crafts, clay tile making, pottery, pokerwork, corn-dolly making, etc, demonstrated and displayed.
Local artists and crafts persons demonstarting and showing their wares for sale, plus local producers of honey, cider, herbal remedies with their stands.
Masses of home made appley cakes, pies, jams, chutneys, a fantastic hog-roast, appley soups, tea & coffee means you don't even need to bring a packed lunch. There's loads to take home too!
Add to this some hearty singing of some cider songs (you are invited to join as well!), vintage engines and machinery in action... plus much more... means a brilliant day out for all the family. The best bit..... IT'S FREE!
On-site loos, and parking is only 150yds away.
We are a not-for-profit entity, trying our best to preserve the apple growing & cider making history of this part of Exmoor, and the proceeds from this event all towards that aim.