It was another bright sunny day for the 3rd annual Avonwick Apple Pie Fair on Sunday 18 September. Nearly 350 adults and children turned out to celebrate all things apple. Apple pies sold like hotcakes, apples were pressed into delicious juice and everyone enjoyed a cup of tea and a slice of apple pie and cream.
The apple races were popular with both adults and children. Jack Goshawk successfully defended his title in the apple deportment race (balancing a Bramley apple on the head whilst hurrying to the finish line). His younger brother Josh won the children’s title in the same race.
Entries in the apple pie baking contest were down on last year but everyone agreed that the Tea Shop in the big Marquee were serving the most delicious apple pies anyway.
The guess the weight of the apple pie (baked by the Turtley Corn Mill) was won by Penny Grevatt with 14lbs 8oz. Lots of great raffle prizes were won, many of which provided by local businesses. For those who wished they had asked, the barbecue was supplied with its burgers and sausages by Gribbles Butchers of Ivybridge. The Bar was supplied by Hunters Brewery of Ipplepen and Creber’s Rock Cider of South Brent.
The organisers would like to thank everyone who came and entered into the fun of a late summer afternoon whilst raising funds for the Avonwick and North Huish Community Hall, which it is hoped will be built on the current site of the Apple Pie Fair.
A big thank you is extended to Marchand Petit, the main sponsor for the event this year as well as the Turtley Corn Mill and the Cott Inn for generously baking apple pies. Thanks also to Avonwick Village Shop, the Avon Inn and to Tesco, Lee Mill who provided the apples for many of the apple pies.