Appealing Hayfield Apple Day promises fruity fun

Pictured are Allan Barnes and Paddywack the English Fell pony who are looking forward to the Hayfield Apple Day.

Pictured are Allan Barnes and Paddywack the English Fell pony who are looking forward to the Hayfield Apple Day.

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Green-friendly revellers are invited to take a big bite out of the fun and tasty delights on offer during Hayfield’s Apple Day craft and autumn fair.

Apple Day in Hayfield is being celebrated in and around the village’s primary school, on Swallow House Lane, with the fair running from 1pm to 4.30pm, on Saturday.

An event organiser said: “All the signs are that this year’s event will be the most varied there’s been.”

Along with traditional apple-based events including pressing, juicing, foods, drink, sports and sales, there will be plenty of other attractions to tempt young and old.

Craft workers will demonstrate their skills and there will be sales of up-graded re-cycled goods.

Conservationists will be well-represented with displays and activities like den-building and bird-box making.

Those with a competitive streak can also take part in apple obstacle races and a folding bike test.

Allan Barnes and his English Fell pony Paddywack hope to steal the limelight by giving youngsters rides around the grounds.

Youngsters will also be displaying their wares at a creative produce show and there will be storytelling and face-painting. The village harvest festival will be up and running and an energy bus on site will offer advice on domestic energy matters.

Organisers Sustainable Hayfield will also be holding talks at the free event on growing your own vegetables, helping out bumblebees and supporting coffee producers.