By Tristan Harris Tuesday 24 September 2013 Updated: 26/09 00:49
RESIDENTS wanting a 'taste of autumn' can go along to Avoncroft Museum's apple day from 10.30am to 5pm on Sunday (September 29).
The event will mark 1,000 years of cider and perry production across Worcestershire and the museum's historic cider press and 200-year-old horse-drawn perry mill, which was used up until the 1930s, will be in operation on the day. The equipment, with the mill being pulled by a pony, will show how the beloved beverages were made and there will also be a host of other activities.
Among them will be rides on the miniature railway, a bouncy castle and the chance for visitors to try their hands at archery, corn dolly making and willow weaving.
Those wanting a more relaxed Sunday can browse a variety of local produce, including cider, perry, apple pies and honey, listen to some traditional folk music and enjoy a Harvest Dedication Service, as it would have been conducted in days gone by.
A demonstration beehive will also be there, with members of the North East Worcestershire Beekeepers’ Association on hand to enlighten those who go along about that long-established rural tradition.
A museum spokesperson said: "A Taste of Autumn - Apple Day is a much-loved annual event celebrating the ancient rural tradition of bringing in the year’s harvest and preparation for the winter months."
Admission is £7.70 for adults, £6.60 for seniors, £4 for children and £19.80 for a family ticket (two adults and three children).
Members go free.
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