Event

Apple Day 2016

Borough Market’s acclaimed Apple Day celebration will take place on Sunday 23rd October 2016 in Three Crown Square and Green Market between 12-4pm. Apple Day is a lively family festival held in honour of the annual harvest; apple growers, traders and producers will be on hand to share their knowledge and enthusiasm, offering visitors the chance to sample an array of apple varieties, along with limited edition products such as preserves, breads, pies and juices.

As usual the schedule will be packed with activities for all ages, reflecting the rich heritage of the British harvest. There will be a chance to try your hand at traditional games, while the entertainment will include our famous apple peeling competition, apple bobbing and Morris dancing. A local theatre company, the Lions Part, will delight the crowd. See the boisterous tale of the infamous Reynard the Fox with The Fabularium! With music and song, dancing, games, and the magical Story Orchard too.

Borough Market’s neighbour, Southwark Cathedral will also celebrate the day with a short act of harvest worship in the Market, accompanied by the Market's choir, and a collection will be made for the Robes Project, a local charity which provides winter night shelters for the homeless of south London.

Chef Katherine Frelon will be in the demonstration kitchen between 12-1:30pm and then 2-3:30pm cooking up a range of delicious apple themed dishes, including curried apple veloute, boudin blanc with panfried apples in cognac, apple fritters with cider apple syrup and apple and maple syrup rustic tart. From sweet to savoury, Katherine has it covered, and will inspire you to try some more unusual dishes at home. The demonstration will be BSL interpreted.