List of events

Below you will find details of all the events during Tring's Own Apple Fayre 2017.

Whilst we endeavour to ensure events are up-to-date, do please check with venues before travelling as events listed below are subject to change without prior notice.

Saturday 7th October


Eco Fair – Tring in Transition
High Street Baptist Church Hall

Local projects and businesses are already making Tring more sustainable. Hear about working with planners, Tring’s community garden, therapeutic horticulture, running a cut flower business and Tring's playing out scheme for children. Restauranteur Andrei Lussmann, Tringmotion cycle store, permaculture practitioner Nigel Crawley and Dunstable Incredible Edible complete the line-up of speakers. Plus Allotment Question Time and stalls. Full details including speakers' timetable at or the Tring in Transition Facebook page.


Sunday 8th October


'Comfort me with Apples' Harvest Festival Service
St Peter & St Paul Church, Tring

Apples, orchards and the farming that produces our food provide a powerful spiritual dimension to our communities and countryside. Everyone is welcome to this Harvest Festival Service that this year is being led by Bishop Wood Schol. It will be a family friendly service, with a warm welcome for children. Listen to a special ‘Apple Peel’ of bells, help create a tapestry of apples and enjoy seasonal refreshments to celebrate our local harvest.

Sunday 8th



Tring in Transition Community Garden
Duckmore Lane Allotments, Tring

Enjoy gardening? Come and join us at the Community Garden on the second Sunday of every month 10am-12noon. Find us on the right hand side by the car park entrance, in Duckmore Lane. Please visit for more information on what we are doing.

Sunday 8th



Scrumptious! Apple Day!
– Jeacock’s Orchard, Cow Lane, Tring

Entry is free!  Enjoy a fun family day out at this historic venue. There will be a wide variety of apples for sale from Cam Valley Orchards, a range of Farmers’ Market stalls, apple pressing, traditional crafts, medieval displays, livestock, games and appley refreshments. NEW! A guide to all the apples growing in the orchard. Parking is very limited, please walk if possible. Leave Apples for Identification

By kind permission of Stephen Kitchener

By kind permission of Stephen Kitchener

Tuesday 10th October


'Branch Out' BusinessMart Breakfast
– Nora Grace Hall, Faversham Close, Tring

Join this friendly networking group to meet like-minded local business people, plus enjoy a delicious appley treat. Our guest speaker is Gary Stringer from the Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors. Come along to harvest the fruits of successful networking in Tring.
Contact Vivianne via to book.

Friday 13th



‘Taste of Tring’ Friday Café – High St Baptist Church, Tring

Seasonal food with an appley twist at the regular Friday Café. Enjoy a freshly made two-course meal with tea or coffee for only £6. There is no need to book, just drop in. Supported by Dunsley Farm Shop.

Saturday 14th October


N.B. Parade is 10.30am–11am

By kind permission of Stephen Kitchener

Special Farmers Market and Procession
Church Square, Tring High Street

Costards! Special edition of our Tring Farmers‘ Market. Support your locally generated produce with a special fruity flavour. Activities on the day include local school ‘scarecrows’ judging, Morris dancing, apple pressing – bring your own apples and a bottle for juicing -, local crafts, a plague of Tring’s own frogs and your favourite Tring Farmer‘s Market stalls.

Magnolia Apple Cart Procession! 10.30am–11am

See the Apple cart procession with dancers, hop-bearing and school scarecrows with a difference! Celebrate Tring’s ancient market and farming traditions. Leaves the King‘s Arms at 10.30am to process along High St to St Peter and St Paul Church.

Saturday 14th October


'Crabs' Music Session at The Robin Hood, Tring

The Robin Hood Folk music session led by a scratch band of local minstrels keeping themselves and everybody else awake.  Eat, drink and be fumigated - a great way to end the day at The Robin Hood.

‘Hard cider as much as you please, Loose your teeth and bow your knees
Sour your gut and make you wheeze, Turn your words to stings of bees
Thin your blood and kill your fleas, Hard cider as much as you please’

Sunday 15th October

Admission 2pm–4.30pm

Flour Power! – Ford End Water Mill, Station Road, Ivinghoe

Enjoy a special milling demonstration (milling 2.30pm– 4.30pm) at this historic venue. It is the only remaining working watermill in Buckinghamshire with original machinery.

Admission Prices: Adults £3, Children (Age 5-15) £1, Under 5s free entry.

Friday 20th October


Harvest Barn Dance! Bishop Wood School for Friends of Tring Church Heritage

Dance your socks off at this fun Harvest Barn Dance evening presented by The Friends of Tring Church Heritage featuring the one and only ‘Pickled Tink‘. There will also be a big price raffle and fun & laughter galore are guaranteed. Tickets are £15 and include a Ploughman‘s Platter and welcome drink. To secure your tickets contact Helen Dunford 01442 891377 or Richard Abel on 01442 825723. If you book a party table of 8-10 friends you will receive a bottle of prosecco for free!

Friday 20th October

Doors 8pm Film 8.30pm–11pm

Tring Cinema presents: Hidden Figures

Join your local community cinema for their bobbing October screening of ‘Hidden Figures’ (America, 2016); a biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi, about African American female mathematicians who worked at the NASA during the Space Race.  There will be a cash bar offering wines, Tring Brewery beer, soft drinks as well as freshly made popcorn and of course, some appley treats. Tickets are £6 and available from Beechwood Fine Foods or online at

Sunday 22nd October


The Apple Labyrinth!
Jeacocks Orchard, Cow Lane, Tring

Join Gill and Angie for a meditative walk to explore the changing seasons and the spirituality of our place within it. Gill is a yoga teacher of many years experience and is also an artist. Angie is a healer, creative celebrant and shamanic practitioner. Both look forward to another wonderful gathering. This event is outdoors - wear appropriate clothing.

For further details: Gill Anstey -  & Angie Litvinoff -

Half Term...

Tuesday 24th October and Thursday 26th October

Various times, see listing.

Appley Fun! at History Museum, Tring

Try your hands at making apple feeders and treat your garden birds to a delicious snack during this chilly season. 30 minute workshops at  10.15am, 10.45am, 11.15am, 2.30pm and 3pm. Tickets are £2, suitable for ages 5+. Drop-in sessions, no need to book in advance. PLUS, have a go at making freshly squeezed apple juice the traditional way!

Wednesday 25th October


Festival of Light, Tring Park

Join the Woodland Trust as they illuminate part of Tring Park for one night only for a truly magical evening! Please wear suitable clothing and footwear and don’t forget a torch. Suitable for all ages. Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult. Advanced booking required. Entry fees apply.

For further details and to book your place visit

Friday 27th



‘Taste of Tring’ Friday Café – High St Baptist Church, Tring

Seasonal and local with an appley twist at the regular Friday Café. Enjoy a freshly made two-course meal with tea or coffee for only £6. There is no need to book. Supported by Dunsley Farm Shop.

Saturday 28th October


Feast! Tring’s Own Apple Bake Off
Tring Farmers' Market (9am–1pm), Church Square, Tring

Bake one of Trish‘s apple based recipes and see if you’ll be crowned Tring Apple Fayre Champion Baker! All ages are welcome to participate. The categories child, teen and adult are to be judged by foodie Tring celebrities on the day. Entry is free but you need to register by emailing

Plus! For a few coins purchase the 2nd Edition of Tring’s Own Apple Recipe Book with original recipes from our favourite destinations such as Beechwood Fine Foods & Puddingstone Distillery, also including contributions from local schools and community groups.

On your marks, get set, bake!

Sunday 29th



Sun-down Dance! Pitstone Hill

Mark the end of summer and celebrate the oncoming of winter the traditional way with the New Moon Morris dancers. Don‘t fear, all you need to do is watch, unless you are brave enough to join of course?! We are likely to retire to a local hostelry if open to continue the celebrations.

During October...



Granny‘s Apple Pie @ Jack & Alice
Jack & Alice, 51 High St

Dig into scrumptious apple pie Granny style at Jack & Alice all month for this warm and cosy autumnal feeling...there is wine too!

October 2nd
– October 30th

Orchards East! – Tring Library, High Street, Tring

“Orchards East is an exciting new project aimed at surveying and recording traditional orchards across the east of England. Working with a range of partner organisations and hundreds of new volunteers, the project team will survey and record traditional orchards across the east of England, and research the history of fruit growing in the region.” Have a look at this fascinating display and find out how you could get involved.

Saturday 7th October – 21st October

Available at
all times.

Follow the Appleation Trail! – High Street, Tring

Follow the High Street trail in Tring, discover shops you never knew existed and search their window displays for an appley clue. There will be small prizes for the quiz winners too!

Collect the forms from the Save the Children shop and Health Fare store in High Street.

Throughout October and November

Please call
to book

Juice for You… Apple Juicing Service
P E Mead & Sons Farm Shop, Wilstone

Get your own apples pressed into juice. Good quality apples only, for juicing and pasteurisation. £1.50 bottle (75cl). Please call Nigel Nutkins (01442 825110) for further details and to arrange times.

Purchase local and other fine produce from the Farm Shop and sample Tea Room fruity specials whilst there.

After October...

November/December 2017

A cut above! – Jeacock’s Orchard, Cow Lane, Tring

Fruit tree pruning course based at Jeacock’s Orchard. Learn the basics of pruning mature and younger trees.

Contact Martin Hicks for further details: or 01442 823188

Tring’s Own Apple Fayre

Jeacock’s Orchard, Cow Lane, Tring, Hertfordshire
t. 01442 823188 • email:

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