18th-19th October – New Forest Cider Steam Pressing Weekend 2014 (Burley, Hampshire) Preview

Address: New Forest Cider, Pound Lane, Burley, Hampshire, BH24 4ED (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Sat 18th October: 11am-4:30pm (£2)
Sun 19th October: 11am-4:30pm (£2)

Concessions: Children under 14 have free entry

Tickets: Available on the door

Event Information: Our annual open weekend is a chance to see cider making as it was done in days gone by. We shall be demonstrating the art of cider making the old fashioned way with a variety of vintage presses, ranging from a ‘workman’ steam driven mobile press to the simplicity of a hand operated twin screw press using straw as a filter, then sample the finished product in our farm shop. There will also be traditional country craft demonstrations including:

Hurdle making and wood turning
A blacksmith and wheelwright
Steam engine and tractor displays
Swing boats and coconut shy
Steam Driven Sawbench Demonstrations

Our Cider Pantry tearooms will be transformed into a Food Court for the weekend with  BBQ, ploughmans, cream teas and hot soup amonst the offerings.

Hog Roast from the New Forest BBQ Company

Parking in the village centre with free tractor and trailer rides to and from the cider farm.

The profits from last years event was donated to Julia’s House Children’s Hospice and the fundraising team for the local First Response unit which provides vital medical support for the village.

Also: traditional fairground attractions, museum pieces, Foden Steam Lorry, table top steam engines, cider through the ages and apple displays. Entertainment by The Skimmity Hitchers will have your toes tapping throughout the weekend

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