Applefest has now become Autumn Fest and the next one is to be held on Saturday 22 September. You will find the fun on School Mead WD5 OLA from 11.00am to 4.00pm

This year we will have

  • Puppet show
  • Bike rides to and from the event, further details from Watford Cycle Hub and “Doctor bike” for minor repairs and assault course on the day
  • Make a bug hotel
  • Story telling
  • Coconut Shy
  • Honey bee display
  • Live music
  • Beat the goalie
  • Children’s archery
  • Food and craft stalls

Our First AppleFest was held on 18 October 2015 on School Mead.  Over 1,000 people came. Since then Applefest has been held each year with thousands attending. 

We aimed to provide a fun family day out.  We wanted to showcase local food and give everyone a chance to learn more about apples and take home their very own fruit tree. Our hope if for Abbots Langley to bloom with 1,000 new fruit trees planted. Fruit trees give locally grown, low food miles food and, if we plant trees in front gardens, it is easier to share and make sure no one goes hungry. There are a range of tree types to flower from very early spring into the summer and give our bees a steady supply of their food. As well the trees capture CO2, turn it into wood and food and keep our village cool in summer with shade.

You can still order your fruit tree for £20 by emailing farmshop@sunnysideruraltrust.org.uk . For those organisations who have land we can offer a number of trees to plant so you can form a mini orchard in your grounds.

AppleFest 2015

Fun in the bouncy slide

Fun in the bouncy slide

AppleFest 2015

Making apple juice

Making apple juice

AppleFest 2015

Trees awaiting new owners

Trees awaiting new owners