Killerton Cider and Apple Festival

Date: 
Saturday, 14 October, 2017 - 10:00 to Sunday, 15 October, 2017 - 17:00
Address: 

Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LE

Tel: 
01392 883181

This unique family festival takes place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October. Join in the celebration of National Apple Day with live music, children's activities and award-winning Killerton estate food and drink.

Four seasons in a traditional orchard

The festival takes place in a traditional orchard, which not only produces apples for cider and apple juice, but also makes an important home for wildlife. To celebrate life in a traditional orchard, the orchard will be split into four zones, one for each season, with activities and decorations reflecting winter, spring, summer and autumn. Look out for themed stalls, activities and workshops.

Family Fun

Children love the arts and crafts stalls, village fete games, story-telling, campfire cooking, bumble bee parade and facepainting. Older children will love firing arrows at our William Tell targets under the expert tuition of an archery expert, while a juggler and magician will entertain the crowds on his unicycle. 

Music and Magic

The live music conjures up a magical atmosphere and will have you dancing round the apple trees. 

This year's musical entertainment will come from:

Budleigh Ukulele Strummers Club

Alex Roberts 

John Fairhurst

Alex Dobson

Thunderbridge Bluegrass

Joanna Cooke

and local stars Wildwood Kin

Food and Drink

Killerton's award-winning cider will be flowing but you can also try cider or apple juice cocktails and locally produced real ales and beer. Camper Coffee will provide tasty coffee's and hot chocolates, while those with a sweet tooth should indulge at the fudge stall, complete with apple and cider flavoured fudge!

If you get hungry you can taste the best in local produce from the Killerton estate. Don't miss the hog roast, barbecue,  warming soups and stews, and look out for the classic Devonshire cream tea served in the orchard.

Make sure you visit the Farmer's Market in the main car park, full of great local food and drink.

Making apple juice and cider

The apple pressing tent is the heart of the orchard. Bring a small bag of your own garden apples to press into a bottle of juice to take home or follow the orchard trail to witness a 200 year old farm press and a piece of history in action. 

Vigo presses will be at the festival, giving a talk each day on making cider at home, and showcasing their table top presses for sale.

Useful information

The festival opens at 10am and closes at 5pm.

Adult entry is £6, children £2, under 5's and National Trust members free.

Dogs on leads welcome.

The site is fairly flat but level access can not be guaranteed.

Tree climbing is great fun, but apple trees are easily damaged so please don't climb them. There are lots of great places nearby to burn off energy.

 

Join in this year's fun