Apple pie fair will boost hospice funds
Apples galore will be on show when one of the area’s biggest growers stages its annual apple fair next month.
The event at Perry Court Farm, off the A28 Canterbury Road at Bilting, is a traditional favourite in the autumn calendar for many families and fruit-lovers.
More than 200 varieties of apples and pears will be on show on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, from 10am to 5pm on both days.
The fair has raised money for charity for the past 29 years it has been held and this year Ashford’s Pilgrims Hospice will again benefit from the proceeds.
As well as colourful displays of fresh fruit there will also be country craft stalls, apple tastings, farm walks, raffles and games, shire horses, morris dancers, vintage tractor displays and much more.
There will also be farmhouse refreshments with farm owner Heidi Fermor’s famous apple cake on sale in the tearoom area.
Entrance is £2.50 per person, under-16s free.
As part of the apple fair the farm is holding an apple pie competition, with the content made from Kent grown apples.
Pies must be delivered to Perry Court by 11am on Saturday, October 17, for judging.
Entry is £2 and there are categories for adults and under16s.
The adult prize is a trophy and meal for two at Eastwell Manor, Boughton Aluph, and the under-16s prize is a trophy, £20 book voucher and a 30lb box of apples for the winner’s school.
For more on the apple fair call Perry Court on 01233 812302 or 01233 812408, or visit www. perrycourtfarm.co.uk
Heidi Fermor and daughter Cherry with some of the many apples on display