Apple Day Brighton

Sunday 2 October 2016
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 and EVERYONE is welcome.

(Can't make it this time? Click here if you would like us to email you when the next Apple Day is scheduled.)

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.

Each year Apple Day Brighton is organised and delivered by a large committed team comprising the core trustees, a sizable key management team and around 100 enthusiastic volunteers.

We offer opportunities to advertise your business, hire a stall pitch, contribute to our entertainment offerings and volunteer. Learn more.

Apple Day Brighton 2015 proudly presented a bumper year of harvest filled fun...
Many thanks to filmmaker Ewan Riley,

Brighton Permaculture Trust Activities

  • Buy delicious homemade and French produce from our own stall. You won't be able to resist our chutneys, preserves, ciders, juice and of course freshly picked APPLES from our own and local orchards
  • The ever popular Apple Café – staffed and cooked for by volunteers, using fruit we scrumped from around Brighton & Hove and quality ingredients donated by Infinity Foods
  • Our bar offers local cider, ale or apple-inspired cocktails and mocktails
  • Orchard and plot tours throughout the day
  • Display of Sussex apple varieties
  • Sussex fruit tasting
  • Fruit growing advice and tree sales
  • Apple identification
  • Learn more about what Brighton Permaculture Trust does year round at our info point

Fruit Factory & Fresh Juice

Juicing at Apple Day BrightonOur all new Fruit Factory is being built – hooray! The Fruit Factory will provide a 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 see how progress is going, 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!

Apple Identification

If you wanted to know what the old apple tree in your garden is, then we'll be offering apple identification again at Apple Day 2016.

From each tree, bring three or more ripe fruits and a shoot with representative leaves; all must be strong and healthy. The fruit should be in good condition as damaged, misshapen or poor specimens are very difficult to name. If possible, the fruit should be mature and show the characteristic size, shape and colour.

Entertainment and Activities

Coming soon ... a list of the entertainment and activities you'll find at Apple Day Brighton 2016!

Food Glorious Food

Community Chef offers tasty cookery demonstrations each year with free tasters and recipes.

We boast some of the finest catering around from our on-site concessions.

Stalls and Activities

Coming soon ... a list of who you'll find at Apple Day Brighton 2016!

Transport Information

Where possible, we recommend using public transport to come to the event in line with our sustainability principles.

Bike facilities

We hope to have the Bike Train offering fun stewarded bike train services to Stanmer Park. Make use of their Bike Park Hub in Stanmer to lock up your bike, refresh yourself at their cafe stall, or see to a bike injury at their bike repair point.

Journey planner: Getting to Stanmer Park by bike

Bus services

Brighton and Hove bus #78 is available to and from Brighton.

Journey planner: Getting to Stanmer Park by bus

Car parking

Public attending the event by vehicle will need to pay £6 parking in our designated temporary car park. All donations go towards funding the event.

Journey planner: Getting to Stanmer Park by car

Train services

Train services are available to Falmer Station with a 10-15 min walk to the event through Stanmer Park.

Journey planner: Getting to Stanmer Park by train

Ways to get involved

We're reaching out to individuals, organisations and businesses to help us make this year the best Apple Day Brighton ever.

If you're interested in getting more involved, head on over to our Sponsorship page, which will explain all the ways you or your organisation can participate.

Thanks to last year's sponsors

Thanks to last year's partners

Thanks to last year's supporters

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Brighton & Hove Food Partnership  Infinity Foods
Brighthelm  Community Chef