ALRESFORD celebrates its third Apple Day as Hampshire Farmers Market get involved to make it the biggest event yet, writes Ashleigh Wilmot.

For the past two years Alresford Rotary singlehandedly planned the apple celebration at Arlebury Park.

This year both organisations have joined forces and moved the festival to Perins School lower car park as they are expecting ‘many more’ visitors.

The Hampshire Farmers Market have added over 30 new stalls to ensure there’s something for everyone.

Clive Burgess, the co-events manager, said: “These events put the town on the map. It will be a fun day out for everyone.”

People are encouraged to bring their own apples and make fresh apple juice between 10am-2pm on Sunday October 15.

If you bring apples, the ‘deal’ is that you get back half of your apples as juice for you to take home and the other 50 per cent is sold for charity.

Last year Rotary processed over two tonnes of apples.

Nimmie Bennett, of New Houses, said: “My son loves the apple festival and we look forward to seeing how it has changed this year.”

The organisers promise a fun day out filled with face painting, apple bobbing, juggling Jake and locally produced goods.