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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May Day On Beverley Westwood At Sunrise

One of the most unusual events of the year is the pre-dawn meet of Morris dancers, Penny Farthing cyclists and assorted pagans and eccentrics on the Beverley Westwood to dance up the sun on Beltane Morning this fabulous photograph by Geirran Jameson of Rackaback Morris captures the atmosphere wonderfully.

The event is hosted by Green Ginger Morris and to attend you need to be at the Westwood before Dawn on the first of May.