Published: 05:50, 17 October 2019
It's time to get to the core of the weekend's festivities with a festival dedicated to the humble apple.
Brogdale's Apple Festival in Faversham on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 will have more than 2,200 different varieties.
Visitors to the site can learn about the history of apples, with varieties from the Tudor period and Victorian times, as well as ones you never knew existed such as the Knobby Russet, which has a warty appearance but beautiful taste and one that tastes of pineapple.
Visitors can see the National Fruit Collection on a guided tractor trailer or walking tour of the fruit-filled orchards or take a magical ride on the Faversham Miniature Railway.
You can buy apples to take home but this year, to cut plastic waste, all apple sales will be with eco-friendly bags.
The festival fun includes the longest apple peel competition, apple eating challenge and festival games. You can take aim with the have-a-go archery and for little ones, there's face painting, a bouncy pirate ship and kid’s apple crafts, including make your own bobbing apple boat, follow the apple trail and carve a spooky shrunken apple head.
Say "hello" to Bramble the pig and friends in animal corner, and watch the falconry display and enjoy the party atmosphere with live music from local bands playing all weekend.
Tickets for 10% off are available online until Friday, October 18. Buy tickets at brogdalecollections.org or call 01795 536250. You can also buy them on the gate.