Join us at Jecca’s House and neighbouring Wolds End Orchard for Chipping Campden’s first-ever Apple Fest to celebrate the not-so-humble apple.
There will be fun for all the family, including live music from the local band, Boe-Jigge, and children’s activities including pumpkin and face-painting.
Pictured are members of Boe-Jigge a newly formed five-piece band, who will be playing at Apple Fest. The band comprises harp, cello, fiddle, mandolin/guitar and bodhran players. With several formally trained members, it has classical and romantic elements, is folky, polished and carefully arranged.
Foodies won’t be disappointed; Wolds End Orchard will be selling its scrumptious apple juice, and pork baps (with apple sauce, of course) will be served at Jecca’s House. Chutneys, cider, and cakes and bakes featuring all things appley will also be on sale.
At the orchard, the Steve Oram from PTES (People’s Trust for Endangered Species) is back by popular demand, after his successful visit last year helping visitors identify mystery apples from their gardens. Bring an apple (with some stalk and leaf too) if you are interested to find out its variety and Steve will help you to satisfy your curiosity. You can pick your own apples and pears at the orchard on the day and there will even be an opportunity to join in the apple pressing. For those who love a challenge, Longest Peel Competition returns – can you beat last year’s winning entry, at 2m 41cm?
If you’re on the look-out for Christmas gifts, there will be a range of bird tables, butterfly and bee houses made by the Men (and ladies) in Sheds – a partnership between Cotswold Friends and Jecca’s House, which takes place every Tuesday and Thursday.
Jecca’s House will be open for visitors. The house offers both a sanctuary and invaluable support for those with a life-limiting illness, their carers and the bereaved. Volunteers and staff will be on hand to answer any questions, so please come along if you think we can help you or someone you know.
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