A BRAND NEW festival celebrating one of the county's greatest exports is coming to Hereford this autumn.

In the first annual Hereford AppleFest, from October 1 to 15, local businesses, councils, cider producers and community groups will come together to provide a fortnight of entertainment.

Activities on offer will include live music, children’s activities, giveaways, visits with local artisan cider & apple juice producers, virtual reality experiences, plus feasts and tastings.

Special family activity days will bookend the festival, with the first happening in High Town on October 1 and the festival finishing with an event at the Museum of Cider on October 15.


The festival will also see fringe events taking place around the county.

October 8 and 9 sees the internationally-renowned Big Apple Harvestime festival taking place in nearby Much Marcle, coupled with the inaugural Hereford AppleFest banquet also on October 8, to be held amid the splendour of Hereford's historic Town Hall.

A spokesperson for the event said: "To celebrate the 2022 harvest, the city of Hereford is bringing the world of the apple into the city.


"Herefordshire has over 15,000 acres of orchards producing 150,000 tonnes of apples and pears each year, alongside dozens of cider makers small and large dotted around the county.

"There is no better place to visit to celebrate this special fruit."