Apple days and harvest events in and around East Sussex in 2017

This article relates to our events in 2017. Check back later for details about 2018. Places in and around East Sussex are celebrating the golden days of harvest. Where there’s an orchard, there’s usually an apple day. With apple pressings, tastings, stalls and barrel-loads of apple-flavoured fun, they’ve become a firm favourite in our calendar at places like Scotney Castle and Bateman's. Join the celebrations and check out these foodie events. Any treats you purchase will help keep our places bountiful for next year.

An apple on a rope in teh foreground, gazeboin background

Apple Day at Bateman's 

Sample and compare the many varieties of apples we grow, and have a go at making your own apple juice with our homemade apple mill and press. Meet our beekeeper and learn how the bees and the orchard work together to produce this rich autumn harvest. Apple Day takes place Sunday 15 October, 11am to 4pm

The Oasts used for drying hops

Hops & honey weekend at Scotney Castle 

Celebrate everything hops and honey. Join guided walks and talks to the working Hop Farm at Little Scotney, tuck into a hog roast & sample our ale. Tours £3 per person. Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 September, 10am to 4pm.

Rosy red apples hanging from our trees in the Orchard

Apple picking at Smallhythe Place 

The orchard is ripe with autumn fruits. Grab a bag, stroll through the gardens and select the cream of the apple crop to take home. Crisp and juicy, they are just too tempting to miss.