TENBURY Wells is set to celebrate all things apples with the return of the popular Applefest next week.

The annual event, which will be held from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday, October 5 at the Burgage Recreational Area, will see visitors enjoy a wide range of entertainment, food, drink, classic cars, animals, and of course, apples.

More than 300 apples, pears and quinces will be on display in the Apple Marquee provided by local supplier and sponsor F P Matthews Ltd.

Various experts from the Marcher Apple Network will also be on hand to identify apple varieties and also share knowledge on growing and looking after apple trees. (approximately one carrier bag makes one litre of juice).

Appleteme will be demonstrating how to press apples into juice to take home and are inviting people to bring along their own washed apples in a clean container to be juiced.

Entertainment throughout the day will include the Tenbury School Choirs, Tenbury Teme Valley Band, Pearl Lake Ukelele Group, Leominster Morris Dancers, Blue Moon and the Bromyard Town Crier.

Beverley Nielsen, portfolio holder for economic development and tourism at Malvern Hills District Council, said: “The popular Applefest is a great event celebrating local produce in Tenbury Wells.

"With Temevale Alpaca treks, a Medieval Magician and Dudley Zoo’s finest reptiles, there is something for everyone.

"To top it off, there is over 300 apples, pears and quinces to see proudly displayed.

"This is a day out for the everyone to sample and enjoy the very essence of our beautiful county."

David Patrick, chair of Tenbury Applefest Association, said: “We are confident that Applefest 2019 will provide a great day out for all the family whatever the weather.”

Admission is £4 and free entry for accompanied children under 16.