La Faîs’sie d’Cidre

I have many fond memories of visiting (and cycling through the country lanes) to Hamptonne Farm and am glad to tell you that the Cider Festival is here again!  Enjoy a traditional event where Jersey’s rich heritage of apple growing and cider making is celebrated with lots to see, do, learn and enjoy.

History of the Cider Festival

In the 17th Century cider was made by farmers in Jersey to give to their staff, making up part of their wages

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Venue: Hamptonne

Date: Saturday 16th October 2010 – Sunday 17th October 2010

Food:

  • Roast chestnuts
  • freshly baked Cabbage Loaves – always worth buying one!
  • Jersey “Wonders” –  delicious!
  • plus lots of goodies in Hamptonne Café including bean crock and Hog Roast
  • sausage sandwiches and burgers made from local meat
  • crepes,
  • seafood etc.

Activities & Entertainment:

  • Face Painting
  • Learn to do Apple Juggling and Plate Spinning – with Danny Faulkner of the Ace of Clubs
  • Art/craft activities for children with textile artist Bianca Padidar
  • Live music –  Jerriais choir singing on Saturday at 12.30 pm; Friends of the Tone Deaf on Saturday at 3.30 pm; Les Deux Amigos on Sunday at 3.30 p.m. plus Don Dolbel’s accordion

Admission:
Adult: £6.70;

Child (age 6-16) £4.20;

Senior citizen (age 65 +) £5.70;

Student £4.20;

Family £19.50

Free entry:
Under 6
Jersey Heritage members
Flash cards
Gold cards
Société Jersiaise members
National Trust for Jersey members

To find out more visit the Jersey Heritage website.

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