THERE will be plenty of fruity activities at Bromsgrove’s Avoncroft Museum this weekend when the venue’s annual Apple Day is held.
Visitors to the event on Sunday (September 28) can take along their own fruit and have it juiced in Avoncroft’s vintage ‘scratter’ which is powered by an old oil engine. Those doing that should also take containers so the juice can be taken home.
The day will celebrate the rural tradition of bringing in the harvest and preparing for the winter months.
As well as those activities and demonstrations, the windmill will be ‘sailied’ – weather permitting – and there will be traditional baking in the wood-fired oven in the Victorian Toll House, using apples from trees on the Avoncroft site.
Beekeepers will demonstrate their skills and there will be locally-produced honey on sale.
Other demonstrations will include blacksmithing and chainmaking, there will be Victorian and Tudor re-enactors on-site and there will be pony rides, vintage craft stalls, ‘have a go at archery’ and ‘The Scarecrow and the Rabbit’ puppet show.
Visit http://www.avoncroft.org.uk/whats-on/events-programme/ for more information.