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Tenbury Apple Fest offers a bigger programme for families
IT has been revealed that the Tenbury Applefest will this year be expanded to make it much more of a day of family entertainment.
The event in October will retain apples at its core but will this time have many other attractions.
It is all part of a bid to give an extra boost to attracting people into the town.
Organisers are promising that this year there will be even more apples on display than ever thanks to a bumper crop.
Despite a late spring growing conditions in 2013 have been good compared with last year when the crop was blighted by frost and a very wet summer.
Warm weather over the summer has produced a fruitful apple harvest leading to what is expected to be Tenbury’s largest ever Applefest. This year’s event looks set to also bring in a bumper crop of visitors to the town, with thousands of people likely to turn out to sample the 250 different types of apple on display and enjoy the lively atmosphere in town.
It will also see the launch of the Tenbury Tart, a signature recipe that is intended to give the town a higher national profile.
There will also be even more family entertainment than previous years - including birds of prey displays, children’s activities, apple pressing and live music.
Visitors to the event will be able to tuck into some of the region’s finest fruits including apples, pears and quinces. Experts will be at hand on the Apple ID Desk, while talks and food demonstrations will take place throughout the day.
There will also be plenty of fun for all the family with a variety of appleinspired activities for kids, Morris dancing and live music to entertain visitors.
Musicians include the Tenbury Teme Valley band and one of the UK’s top gypsy jazz guitarists, the popular Remi Harris – who will be performing on the acoustic music stage on the village green.
“The Applefest has really helped to put Tenbury on the map,” said Phil Grove, who represents Tenbury on Malvern Hills District Council where he is the portfolio holder for economic development.
“This is a key event in the district’s calendar and brings in large numbers of people into the town each year to celebrate the mighty apple.”
Tenbury Applefest 2013 takes place on Saturday, October 12 between 10am- 5pm on the Burgage in Tenbury.