Cockington Court’s 25th Apple Day is coming… and it’s FREE!

(Last Updated On: September 20, 2018)

Cockington Court and its staff are gearing up for the biggest day of the year, with Cockington’s 25th Apple Day promising to be a show stopper.

On Sunday 14 October between 10am and 4pm, Cockington will be awash with all things apple, and visitors can taste or take home a variety of locally sourced, delicious food and drink.

All the family can take part in a range of activities from creative crafts to apple themed challenges and games, while being wowed by children’s entertainers and cooking demonstrations. Enjoy live music with local bands performing on the stage sponsored by Bays Brewery.

Marissa Wakefield, Cockington Court Craft Centre Director, said: “This year’s Apple Day is going to be truly spectacular. The team at Cockington Court has worked hard on getting a fantastic range of stall holders featuring high quality, homemade products across food and crafts. Apple Day is the perfect place to showcase unique products and we still have space for a few more stalls.

“It is really important to us that everybody in South Devon has the opportunity to come to Cockington and celebrate everything it has to offer on this fun-filled day. There is parking available at Cockington, however we are really encouraging healthy ways of getting to the event, like walking or cycling through the scenic lanes in Cockington. There will also be a free bus running from the seafront. Now that it’s a free event people can just turn up on the day and join the excitement.

“This year is special as it’s our 25th anniversary, so in memory of founder, Brian Carter, we welcome his granddaughter Belle from The Cactus Kitchen. We are very excited to have the third generation of the Carter family join us at Apple Day.”

Brian Carter was a founder member of the Cockington Coast and Countryside Trust, a popular writer and poet, and also a contributor to the local paper for 30 years.

Belle Carter said: “Cockington was mine and my Grandad’s second home. I have been attending every Apple Day since the first, when I was four years old. I am absolutely honoured to take part in Apple Day in his memory, it’s extremely special to me.”
Belle has recently launched a start-up business The Cactus Kitchen which specialises in vegetarian and vegan food with South American and Mexican spice.

While all the extra activities are taking place in and around Cockington Court, the resident craft makers in the stable yard, sea change and cob barn craft studios will be showcasing their creative skills with the glassblowers, blacksmith and chocolatiers not to be missed.

For more information on the event or for a Stall Holders Enquiry Form visit the Apple Day page on the Cockington Court website,

Sponsorships are still available for this event, which attracted over 10,000 people last year. Interested organisations should contact

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