As well as Apple Days every Autumn, blossom events are a very special and seasonal way to celebrate orchards, apples and the coming Summer.
We’ve listed the top three blossom events on Real Cider for your friends and family to visit:
1) Big Apple Blossom Time, Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd May 2010
Each May The Big Apple runs a competition for the craft cider and perry makers of the region (and beyond) to compete for the title of Cider Maker of the Year and Perry Maker of the Year. On the Sunday and Monday the public will be able to taste the entries and judge for themselves. www.bigapple.org.uk/blossomtime Twitter: @onceuponatree
Location: HR8 2QN – Google Maps link
2) Apple Blossom Day, Sunday 2th May 2010
There will be a tractor rides for everybody (Dads always want to go round twice!), a cider and apple juice bar, pig roast for the hungry, followed by cream teas for the greedy, and a Treasure Trail for all the family. More http://appleblossomday.blogspot.com Twitter: @Orchardpig
Location: BA6 8LT – Google Maps link
3) ‘Blessing Blossom’, Sunday 25th April 2010
Slow Food Ludlow and Janet & Martin Harris of Butford Organics, Butford Farm, Bodenham are pleased to announce the perfect day to say goodbye to the winter cold and snow.
Janet & Martin and the Ludlow Slow Food group are hosting a great day out for the family on Sunday 25 April at Butford Farm, Bodenham. There will be a barbecue with their own organic pork sausages plus cider, perry or apple juice from the Farm and other treats for an informal Sunday lunch, dancing from Leominster Morris and the opening of the Farm’s new Woodland and Farm Walk.
The event starts at noon with food from about 12.30. For Slow Food members tickets are £7.00/adult and £3.00/child (12 and under) with family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) at £18.00. Tickets for non Slow Food members are £7.50, £3.50 and £20.00 respectively. Contact [email protected] or Janet and Martin on 01568 797195 for tickets or more details.
Location: HR1 3LG – Google Maps link
Happy blossom day!
Don’t forget to let us know if you have any other events you would like us to mention.
Also if you go to any blossom events please add your photos to our Real Cider Gallery.