ALL kinds of apples will be on display during a celebration of the fruit in Leominster.

‘Distinguished visitors’ to the town's annual Apple Fair will include the Duke of Devonshire, Lord Lambourne, Lady Henneker, Queen Cox and King of the Pippins, with all traditional apple varieties to go on show in the main display.

The event, organised by local members of the Green Party, was established to focus on locally-grown food and local producers and showcase the huge variety of apples still found in the county.

This year’s fair in the Priory Church will feature a variety of stalls selling local cider, apple juice, beer, apples, cakes, jams, honey, Fair Trade products, crafts and refreshments.

There will also be apple pressing – you can take your apples to be pressed – and apple identification and advice from the Marcher Apple Network, as well as demonstrations of botanical art, weaving and basket making.

The focal point of the event will be the central display of more than 100 varieties of apples, many of them local and some quite unusual.

Organiser, Felicity Norman, said: "We are always on the lookout for unusual or rare varieties of apples to display, so we would ask anyone with something interesting in their orchard or garden to get in touch if they can spare three or four apples for the display.

"It's a splendid sight which visitors always appreciate. There will also be apples and apple products to taste and a quiz and competitions to have a go at, and entertainment including the Jenny Pipes Morris, The Hooligans and Leominster Ukelele Band.”

The event takes place on Saturday, October 21 between 10am and 4pm at the Priory Church.

For more information or to offer help call 01568 780886.