Bumper harvest for Beacon’s Apple Day

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There has been a bumper crop of apples this year and the harvest is being celebrated with Apple Day at Beacon Fell Country Park this Sunday, October 6.

A Festival Bowland listed event, it is being organised by the Friends of Bowland and the Friends of Beacon Fell, who say apples are dropping onto pavements, roads, parks and gardens.

“We’re celebrating the variety and taste of local apples at the park from 11am to 3pm,” they explain.

“We may yet uncover a lost local variety. In any case there will be experts on hand to identify varieties and give advice on planting and pruning.”

There will be apples for tasting and buying, pies and muffins to eat and jams and chutneys plus jellies to taste and buy.

The juice of apples and their product, cider, will also be available with more items to buy.

Entertainment will be provided by the LUDUS dance company and here will also be activities for children, who will be admitted to the event free.

Admission for adults is £1 and there is a raffle.