Gallery: Hundreds attend Apple Festival

THE annual Apple Festival was held on Palace Green on Saturday and hundreds joined in a day of apple appreciation. The Festival included a market, children s activities (apple and spoon races), folk music and Morris dancing, competitions (longest apple pe

THE annual Apple Festival was held on Palace Green on Saturday and hundreds joined in a day of apple appreciation.

The Festival included a market, children's activities (apple and spoon races), folk music and Morris dancing, competitions (longest apple peel), apple caf� and refreshments (run by Churches Together), cookery and preserving demonstrations, woodturner and bee keeping demonstrations and an apple identification and display where mystery apples were identified.

This has become one of Ely's most popular festivals and is supported by Watergull Orchards of Sutton and Ely Lions.

The competition for the Best Dressed Stall was won this year by Pampered Chef with Cutlacks as the runner-up.

Longest Peel Competition was won for the third year by Dr Justin Pachebat from Stuntney with a length of 6.19 cm

Organiser Tracey Harding said: "Despite colder conditions than in previous years, the day was very well attended with a lovely atmosphere. Everyone enjoyed themselves with lots of apple fun - the cider tent even ran out while the willow basket making was very popular.