14th Cranbrook Apple Fayre

14th Cranbrook Apple Fayre

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Frolics at the Cranbrook Apple Fayre, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
October 2
free
Festival, Participatory Event, Performance

Free big day out in Cranbrook. The main high street is closed to allow for music, market stalls, street food, cider, entertainment, Roman fancy dress and much wonderful silliness!

Infamy infamy! They’ve all got it in for me.
It all started forty-six years before Jesus was born and many miles away from Bethlehem. In fact it was at Pegwell Bay near Ebbsfleet. The year was 54 BC when the young Julius Caesar and his invading party rowed ashore landing in north Kent. Us locals, or the Cantiaci tribe, as we were known then, would have been quite surprised at this new bunch of weirdly dressed aggressors invading our lovely County of Cantium. I hear you ask; “what have the Romans aver done for us?”
Well, in a word; Apples! The Romans introduced our favourite fruit to Britain.
This years Cranbrook Apple Fayre celebrates three things that together sum up what our event is all about. We, the Organisers, are proud to announce that the theme for 2021 is:
Friends, Romans, Countrymen.
Lend me your ears! I hear you shout, and yes, there will be a lot of handmade Chocolate ears on offer to you good people of Cranbrookium to lend us on the fine sunny covid free day on October 2nd 2021. We have a music festival and great big party on the Ball field in the summer to all get involved in before the Apple Fayre so we won’t go into too much detail about what to expect on our special day. It’s a long way away, but do think of, good Friends, Roman costumes and proud Countrymen and Women, with the mighty Red Chariots and Marc Anthony’s fine silique thrown in measure for measure, Phil would approve I am sure. And if you come to bury Caesar, not to praise him then make sure you bring a good thirst and hunger with you, because it’s going to be the biggest and best one yet!

 

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