Saturday 19 October 2013 - Sunday 20 October 2013
Celebrating Jersey’s rich heritage of growing apples and making cider, 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, is daytime fun for all ages: apple games, displays, stalls, competitions, art and crafts, delicious local food and music and cider.
Event highlight is the traditional cider making. The magnificent sight of a horse walking around the Chausey granite crusher crushing apples, then the apple pulp layered with Hessian on the twin-screw wooden Press to extract the juice that will be put into barrels and turned into cider.
Once again we anticipate all the usual, popular local ingredients and participants in the day time, including freshly baked Cabbage Loaves and Jersey Wonders, apple juggling & plate spinning, Morris Dancing, an exhibition of archive photographs, Longest of the Longest Peel & Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin competitions, apple juicing, Jerriais Language stall and performances, Chutneys, Black Butter & preserves on sale, the States of Jersey Recycling Road Show trailer, CAMRA (Jersey) tent selling speciality ciders & Perry, La Robeline trailer Cidre dé Jèrri plus local pork sausage sandwiches, Hog Roast, roast chestnuts, Jersey Cider Orchard Trust, Apple Experts and a display of local apple varieties, a children’s crafts marquee plus art & crafts with Bianca Padidar, Women’s Institute Jersey Country Market, various Genuine Jersey Market Stall holders, a face painter and the Jersey Hedgehog Group's stall. Plus we are planning some extra attractions: the Jersey Beekeepers will be judging their honey competition and displaying entries and winners and the Jersey Cider Orchard Trust will hopefully have speciality local ciders to taste.
Throughout the weekend there will be lots of entertainment including live music.
Admission charges, click here FREE FOR JERSEY HERITAGE MEMBERS and associated members through partner organisations
Getting there and away
Catching the Bus
On Saturday and Sunday, Connex Bus routes, 25, 27 will run from St Helier to Carrefour and a temporary event bus stop located just after Three Oaks, a short walking distance from Hamptonne. Jersey Heritage will be running a free shuttle service to and from the bus stops between 10am -4pm. From 9.30pm on Saturday, Jersey Heritage will run a coach service directly from Hamptonne to St Helier. Tickets for the coach will be available to purchase on the night and will include free entry into a raffle.
Parking is available just five minutes walk away from Hamptonne, with the shuttle service also available from the car park between 10am and 4pm. Disabled and cycle parking is located in the Hamptonne car park
Getting there and away:
Bus: Connex route 27 and 25 (up until 9.30pm). Temporary event bus stop after Three Oaks. A shuttle coach from Hamptonne to St Helier will run from 9.30pm.
Parking: Event parking field 5 minutes walk from Hamptonne. Disabled and cycle parking in Hamptonne car park
Sponsored by Jersey Tourism.
How to find Hamptonne