Killerton apple festival

Apple pressing is always popular at Killerton cider and apple festival

Join in the celebration of National Apple Day at this unique family festival which takes place in Sparrow Park Orchard, Killerton.

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October, 10am-5pm

Adult £8, Child £4. 

National Trust members free

 

What's on this year?

Pull on your wellies and make your way to Sparrow park orchard to enjoy this year's apple festival.

As you wander amongst the apples trees find stalls of local crafts people. Grab a bucket and collect fallen apples to take to the pressing tent to turn into your own apple juice.

There will be plenty of activities to entertain your family including a trail, storytelling and the return of Exeter archers, how good a shot do you think you will be?

Storytelling at the festival
Killerton cider and apple festival story telling devon
Storytelling at the festival

Enjoy live music in the main marquee while tucking into some delicious local food. Sip on a drink from the bar or head to the Cider cocktail tent to sample mixes using Killerton's award-winning ciders and apple juice.

The cider bar
Killerton cider and apple festival cider bar
The cider bar

 

orchard family fun at killerton

The big pick up

The orchard is full of apples and we need your help to collect them. Head down to Sparrow Park orchard, grab a bag or mini-wheelbarrow and enjoy a family day out helping with this season's harvest.

Killerton's slighlty sparkling cider

Killerton's cider wins Overall Drinks Winner at Fine Food Awards 

For the second year running, the Killerton Estate has won the Overall Drinks Award for its Medium Sparkling Cider at the national Fine Food Awards. There are over 50 acres of orchards on the estate which are home to over 100 traditional apple varieties including the oddly named ‘Slack-ma-girdle’ and ‘Hangy Down’ varieties.

Ranger dog toby collecting apples in the orchard at killerton

Caring for traditional orchards

Orchards are a special habitat and are managed in a traditional way to make award-winning apple juice and cider.