Apple Tree Festival

Charlotte Richardson wrote in The Yorkshire Post – ‘Forget Glastonbury and music worshipping festivals, this weekend an East Yorkshire village will celebrate the English apple in all its forms at a special one-day festival.  Long Riston’s Applefest is now in its third year and while it’s still small scale the popularity of this family-friendly celebration is growing year on year. People from across the East Riding and further afield will descend on Manor Farm later today for the annual celebration of all things apple’.To read the whole article click here  http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/rural/farming/a-fruity-celebration-at-applefest-1-6877452 .

Although the weather wasn’t great this year we had a lovely time here are some photos from the day…

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Long Riston Apple Festival – A truly amazing event!

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Long Riston Apple Festival

12 midday onwards there will be apple pressing 2pm William Tell archery, 2pm Morris Dancing Workshop, Cream teas from 3pm, 4pm Childrens Morris dancing stick making, Childrens barn dance 5pm £10 adults, children under 10 free…

Hessle Ceilidh Band (5 of 8)

The fantastic and most brilliant Hessle Ceilidh Band is once again setting the Long Riston Apple Festival alight with music and traditional folk dances. There is a Children’s Morris dancing workshop from 2pm with a show in the evening. The stage is already made in the Manor Farm Barn. £10 Adults, children under 10 free, children 10-16 £5 and this includes Hog roast and apple and blackberry crumble…..nothing better in the world to do on 4th october….is there?

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A hog from Buckden’s farm at Rise – where the apples come from too – you cannot get more local than that!! Cooked on the now famous Big Bess – the charcoal roaster…included in the barn dance ticket – Apple and blackberry crumble with cream…£10 adults, children 10-16 £5

Fundraising for Marie Curie cancer care – the village school and St Margaret’s Church…all monies taken on the day go to these charities.