This free event runs from 11am to 5pm in Stanmer Park, Brighton.
Have a thoroughly apple-themed day at our annual seasonal celebration in and around the orchards. The event is FREE (£10 car park) and EVERYONE is welcome.
Want to be involved? It takes an army of cheery, generous volunteers to make Apple Day Brighton happen. There are many ways to help, from fruit picking and pressing apple juice to serving cider on the day. You can sign up to help on the day here, or sign up to our volunteer mailing list find out about other opportunities to help out before and after the event, plus other volunteering opportunities throughout the year.
Apple Day Brighton, hosted by Brighton Permaculture Trust, has been growing annually from strength to strength and has quickly become established as an annual date for the diary.
Our harvest celebration draws thousands of people each year to beautiful Stanmer Park, the heart of our organisation.
The full details of Apple Day 2018 will be published nearer the time.
The Apple Day team are seeking fresh talent to add to our exciting event programme. This could be storytelling, music, demonstrations or another interactive activity related with Permaculture, Apples, Harvest Time or a just a fun Festival vibe.
We do not have an entertainment budget but we can offer a great way to showcase your talents with a large and lively family-friendly audience and a free glass of our freshly pressed apple juice. Please note we are mostly an acoustic event. We may be able to provide power or a low key PA on request.
Please contact Tasha: contact us.
Food Stalls 2018
To be announced but rest assured we are working on antoher delicious line up of local sustainable yummy offerings!
The delicious food options are specially selected to reflect the principles at the heart of Brighton Permaculture Trust's work.
Focusing on Earth Care, People Care and Fair Shares, the outlets are working hard to showcase a range of the following:
Sustainable: Local and seasonal, certified organic, pesticide free, holistic farming, non-industrialised, low emission.
Ethical: Sourcing from companies who show respect to people and the environment. Cooperatives and similar will be prioritised over corporations.
Providence labelling and traceability: Inspire people with their source of products through signage, labelling and chatting with folk when they have a minute!
Fruit Factory & Fresh Juice
The Fruit Factory is home to the scrumping project, allowing us to process up to 40 tons of unwanted fruit from local gardens and orchards into delicious products while talking to the passing public about what truly local food is all about.
Come and have a go at using our traditional press, and watch our team make huge quantities of juice throughout the day from apples from our orchards and scrumped from Brighton & Hove. Enjoy a cup of the freshest pressed juice to quench your thirst.
Getting there by public transport:
Take the number 78 bus from Brighton, which runs every half-hour from 10am to 5pm, departing from Old Steine, Brighton Station, Open Market etc.
Get the train to Falmer station, then it's a pleasant 25 minute walk through the park to Apple Day. Trains depart every half-hour from Brighton (9 minutes) and from Lewes (7 minutes). Click here for a train journey planner.
Car Park: £10 per car.
Apple Day Brighton faces a challenge with traffic build-up on the day that has, in previous years, caused traffic queues. In response we are increasing the car parking team this year and planning contingencies to avoid this problem.
Brighton Permaculture Trust supports sustainable transport and wants to promote and encourage use of public transport and alternative means of arriving to the event. The car park fee of £10 reflects our desire to gently encourage our visitors to consider the alternatives.
We need your help! If you'd like to join the team that puts on this wonderful event, we're always seeking volunteers. You can sign up to help on the day here, or sign up to our volunteer mailing list find out about other opportunities to help out before and after the event, plus other volunteering opportunities throughout the year.
A taste of Apple Day Brighton...
For further information or to get involved, please contact us.
Funding and sponsor
Thanks to our sponsor, Infinity Foods.
Brighton Permaculture Trust has received funding for Apple Day Brighton 2018 from Brighton & Hove City Council as part of the Stanmer Park Restoration Project activities plan, which is Heritage Lottery Funded.