Apple Day 2018 invitation

The St Ives Community Orchard team would like to invite everyone to come along to our third Apple day, an annual celebration of apples, autumn, orchards & community.

This fun, free event is being held on Sunday, 30th September, 2 – 7pm. 


There will be lots of activities for everyone to enjoy;

You will be able to have a go at the apple press, press some of ours or bring your own apples to press (don’t forget to bring a bottle if you want to take some home).

Children Activities like Apple bobbing, Coconut shy (with apples), Bat the Rat, hula hooping & den building.

There will also be various craft activities:

  • Green woodworking with a shaving horse & pole lathe. FREE
  • Forest school crafts with Heidi at Cornish Forest School. FREE
  • Pom-pom & Mandala making, bunting painting and willow wreath making. FREE
  • Copper Jewellery making – make your own copper ring, bracelet or pendant with copper wire. Cost: £2 – £4
  • Pit Fired pinch pot – make a clay pinch pot which will be fired in the ground under the bonfire. These will be unearthed on Tuesday evening. Run by a couple Leach potters. Cost: £5

You will also have the chance to find out more about our bees in the orchard Apiary & the evening will finish off with a big Bonfire & music.

Food & Drink

St Ives Cider will be there with mulled cider and helping people have a go with their hand cranked apple crusher.

Josh from Wild St Ives will be sharing how he makes his foraged cocktails and there will be some apple inspired foraged cocktails for sale.

There will also be lots of pizza on site in our Earth / Cob oven Pizza’s for sale.

Craft Stalls 

There will be a few crafts stalls with handmade produce for sale including a ‘Plastics Free’ stall.

If you would like a stall, please get in touch.

Volunteers please – we need volunteers to help us on the day and we would also welcome any cake donations to sell at the event. Contact us if you’d like to help – or 07585777110

Practical info

Parking: please note there is very little parking close to the orchard so it is best to park at the Rugby club and walk if you don’t live in St Ives. It is wheelchair accessible but most of the activities take place at the top of the orchard which is uphill along an uneven grassy path so it is quite hard work to push a wheelchair, but not impossible.

Dogs are welcome on leads.

How to find us – have a look at our location page.

We will be hiring a portaloo for the event.