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Porlock Apple Press and Rural Crafts Festival

Porlock Apple Press & Rural Crafts Festival
Saturday 23rd October 2021
So much more than just another 'Apple Day'
Days to go...
Observing the pressing 2018
A FREE event with something for all the family!

The Old School Centre Orchard Garden,  10.00am to 4.00pm (ish!)

A fun, apple themed event, with something for all ages - so much more than just another 'Apple Day'

A look back to old country crafts... centred around our early 1800's 'Somerset Pattern' apple press which will be in action pressing many tons of apples into fresh juice for you to taste and is free for you to take away (with an invitation to make a donation... please)

Old rural crafts such as wool spinning & weaving, blacksmithing, basket weaving, woodland crafts, clay tile making, pottery, pokerwork, corn-dolly making, etc, demonstrated and displayed.

Local artists and crafts persons demonstarting and showing their wares for sale, plus local producers of honey, cider, herbal remedies with their stands.

Masses of home made appley cakes, pies, jams, chutneys, a fantastic hog-roast, appley soups, tea & coffee means you don't even need to bring a packed lunch. There's loads to take home too!

Add to this some hearty singing of some cider songs (you are invited to join as well!), vintage engines and machinery in action... plus much more... means a brilliant day out for all the family. The best bit..... IT'S FREE!

On-site loos, and parking is only 150yds away.

We are a not-for-profit entity, trying our best to preserve the apple growing & cider making history of this part of Exmoor, and the proceeds from this event all towards that aim.
The 2021 advertising poster will be published here when ready.
2021 attractions so far - in no order at all!
The Old Apple Press in Action,
pressing many tonnes of local apples.
History and the process narrated.
Fresh unpasteurised juice to taste and to take away - donations invited
You are invited to join-in with a fun cider song or two aswell !!!
Hog Roast and fresh home made apple sauce - Toni Thornton
Corn Dolly making Workshop - Keith Payne, West Country Thatchers
Loads of home made Apple cakes, pies, soups, chutneys & jams - All things apple!
Locally produced Cider - Ex-Press Cider (Strictly 'Off-Sales' only. Licenced by SW&T Council)
Clay tile making demonstrations & Pottery
Pyrography craft sales and workshop - Becky Shaw
Cider, Farming and Folk songs - Martyn and Lorraine Babb & friends
Artisan Appley Fudge - Roly's Fudge Minehead
Wool Spinning and Weaving - Shirley Cawthorne & friends
Blacksmithing display and demonstrations - West Country Blacksmiths
Woodwork and Woodcraft - Derek Toze
Vintage Stationary Engines and implements working display - Richard Farmer
Somerset Wildlife Trust - Promoting conservation good practice and information
Vintage Corn/Grain Mill in action - Melvyn Sharland
Local Artists and Crafters
Terry Gable - Art
Craig & Alexa - Wood & Driftwood Art
Cynthia Alves - Home-made Herbal remedies, tonics and lotions
AND MUCH MORE!      Please keep checking back here for updates

Please note...
Many of the attractions listed are independent parties who voluntarily attend.  We cannot guarantee that all those who have committed to take part, will actually attend, so the list may differ on the day. We do make every attempt to substitute alternatives in such circumstances.
On-site Loos
Car Park only 150 yards from the festival site
Overhead view of site and car park location
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