TENBURY'S Applefest saw an amazing turnout, with more than 1,600 people turning up to take part in the day.

The popular annual event, which was held at The Burgage, featured a number of apple-themed stalls and exhibits, with the apple marquee, featuring an incredible display of more than 250 varieties, supplied by Frank Matthews, forming the centrepiece.

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Visitors with their own apple trees were able to bring their fruit along for identification, while an apple juicing service was provided by Apple Teme at the October 7 event.

The Marcher Apple Network and Tenbury Millenium Orchard were also on hand to discuss all things apple.

Ludlow Advertiser: Apples being juiced at Tenbury ApplefestApples being juiced at Tenbury Applefest (Image: Henry Dukes)

For those wanting a break from the apple theme, there were a range of stalls, including arts, crafts, and food products.

Other attractions included dance displays, Twit Twoo Falconry with their owls, and a selection of classic vehicles.

Fantastic entertainment was at hand from the Leominster Morris, Tenbury Teme Valley Bans, folk group The Rotundas, and more, while food including Caribbean goat curry, Indian street snacks, and pizza kept the hunger pangs at bay.

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Tenbury Applefest Association chair Anton Schooley said:  "Applefest was an amazingly successful day. The number of people through the gate was in excess of 1,670 in addition to children and those involved.

"It was incredibly well received and enjoyed by all the stall holders, entertainers, participants, public and working volunteers who selflessly gave up their time and energy to make it a superb day. We have a fantastic small committee who have worked since January to stage the event. A wonderful number of helpers assisted on the day along with a crew that worked very hard to “put up and take down".

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"Thank you to the townsfolk and traders of Tenbury, and all who came. Special thanks are due to those who might have endured difficult car journeys due to at least two major traffic incidents in the area, and any stress and anxiety caused by limited parking facilities within the town. We apologise to them and thank them for their patience and understanding whilst our stewards worked very hard to try to help them.

"Your determination to get to Applefest is gratifying and contributed to the success of the day."