Sunday 8th October 2023
12pm – 4pm
Home Farm Orchard, Stanmer
Come join us for a celebration of apples and autumn!
Enjoy a fun afternoon of music, orchard tours and talks, a crumble extravaganza, cider stall and kids activities and apple juicing. It’s a free, family friendly event where you can enjoy an afternoon in the outdoors, learning about permaculture, reducing food waste and enjoying some music and scrumped cider.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The event will open with Morris dancing as walkers arrive from nearby community orchards with their apples for a special edition apple juice.
See the mayor pressing apples at 1pm, join a fermenting workshop at 3pm, take an orchard tour (running every hour from 12:20pm).
Bid for some special edition apple juice, hand pressed with help from the mayor that will be auctioned through the afternoon.
We will have lots of music throughout the afternoon including choirs, folk singers a steel band and The Gulls performing in the village and in the beautiful Home Farm Orchard.
How to find us
You can get directions and details of how to find us here.
Paid parking in Brighton & Hove City Council car parks, details of which are here
Public toilets are available at the event site, including disabled access toilets
Disabled parking is available opposite the Fruit Factory. Much of the event is accessible with an outdoor wheelchair.
Well behaved dogs on leads are very welcome to join us at Apple Harvest Day, but worth noting there may be loud music and drumming if your dog gets easily scared.
Wet weather contingency
We go on whatever the weather (unless dangerous!) But have access to covered space if needed – but keep an eye on our socials for updates nearer the time.
Please email [email protected] with any queries or send us a message on our socials.
Getting there via public transport
We encourage people to travel to our event via public transport if possible.
The nearest train station is Falmer Station. You can get from Brighton or Lewes to Falmer in under 10 minutes by train. Four trains an hour go to Falmer during the day. See National Rail Enquiries for train times.
The #23, #25, #25X, #28 and #29 buses run between the centre of Brighton and the entrance to Stanmer Park.
The #78 bus goes from Old Steine, central Brighton to Stanmer village on weekends (starting at 10am). There is also a weekday #78 bus.
If you’re a cyclist there are purpose-built bike lanes along Lewes Road connecting the Stanmer Park to the centre of Brighton. Allow at least 25 minutes to cycle from Brighton.