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27th September 2023

Hereford AppleFest begins 30 September!

Mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate Hereford’s famous connection to the apple! Hereford AppleFest commences with the AppleFest Kick Off in Hereford High Town on 30 September, followed by two weeks of apple-themed events around the County of Herefordshire.

Following the success of last year’s AppleFest Kick Off which saw hundreds visit the City Centre to take part, this year’s AppleFest Kick Off will take place on Saturday 30 September, from 12pm to 9pm. Visit Hereford High Town for a day full of live music and performances on the Encore stage, over 50 varieties of artisan cider, perry and apple juice at the CAMRA marquee, children’s activities, the Saturday market, and plenty more. It’s sure to be a day full of memorable and exciting experiences, so don’t miss out!

Herefordshire has the perfect soils and weather to grow the finest apples and pears in the world, not to mention centuries of experience in crafting fine apple juice, cider and perry. From 30 September to 15 October, a huge lineup of fringe events around the County will showcase Herefordshire’s long relationship with the apple. Featuring apple fairs, cider tasting, historic walks, family friendly events, cider making and plenty more, there’s an occasion for everyone.

We’re delighted to see Hereford AppleFest return to the County, and we hope you’ll join us in celebrating one of Hereford’s most iconic symbols, the apple!

For more details on all of the events happening this AppleFest, visit our website:

A Hereford City Council event in partnership with: Big Apple Association, Herefordshire CAMRA, Encore Enterprises, Hereford Cathedral, Hereford City Life, Hereford College of Arts, Herefordshire Council, Little Pomona Orchard & Cidery, Museum of Cider, Three Counties Cider and Perry Association.

Hereford AppleFest has received £5,000 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit

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