Event highlights...

Ardress house

Ardress House is nestled in the apple orchards of County Armagh and offers afternoons of fun and relaxation for everyone. Built in the 17th century as a farmhouse, the unique dwelling was remodelled in Georgian times and has a character and charm all of its own.

Apple Blossom Fair highlights..

  • Country Teas in the threshing barn - try a range of apple treats; apple and parsnip soup, apple tart and cream, apple and cinnamon muffins and tray bakes
  • Forthill Farm will be cooking up some local produce on their BBQ - pork and apple sausages and burgers.
  • Ardress House tours
  • Orchard tours
  • Mid Ulster Beekeepers
  • MacIvors cider for sale
  • Farmyard fun - feed the chickens and meet our resident donkey and geese
  • Music by the Armagh Rhymers
  • Straw Craft Ireland demonstrations
  • Face painting
  • Story-telling for the little ones
  • Greenwood basket demonstrations

On Bank Holiday Monday, the farmyard will play host to a number of talks on how to grow your own produce. Jill Dougan, gardener and author of Sow, Grow, Munch will introduce a number of key speakers who will showcase the art of growing your own.

Apple Blossom Fair takes places at Ardress House on Sunday 1 and Monday 2 May, 12noon - 6pm.