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 12 and Sunday 13 October, 10am-5pm

As the last apples are collected, the National Trust invites visitors to attend the Killerton Apple festival, this year taking place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October, tucked in amongst the apple trees.

To tie in with Killertons 2019 celebration of trees and woodlands with the centenary of the Forestry Commission, the festival will be celebrating orchards from the fruit down to the roots. It’s a chance to celebrate fruit trees and the harvest, enjoy cider and apple juice and raise awareness of the conservation of traditional orchards.

 A wonderful family favourite, this year the festival will feature children’s activities and entertainment shows, craft workshops, family trails and live music. Visitors can bring their own apples to press into juice, witness the 200 year old press in action, try archery, browse the stalls in the orchard and taste great food from the Killerton estate. Visitor can also enjoy meeting a variety of organisations that are striving to look after woodlands and wildlife in the UK.

Adult £10, Child £5. 

Free entry for National Trust members and under 5's.

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

 

orchard family fun at killerton

The big pick weekend

Sparrow Park orchard is full of apples and we need your help to collect them in preparation for the Apple Festival.

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.