Apple Days

Apple Days in Brightwell cum Sotwell are well known locally but we have also welcomed visitors from towns and villages from as far away as Reading, Wantage and Oxford. We are one of the biggest and certainly the best Apple Day in Oxfordshire.

Each year retired fruit farmer, Paul Chilton, produces a staggering display of just some of over 99 traditional heritage varieties of apples and pears all grown in the parish. There are always different varieties to taste as well!

The cake table is staggering! Literally! Last year villagers were invited to "make something for the cake stall" as long as it contained apples. On the day they just kept arriving! The table was groaning. We had small cakes, large cakes, muffins, tarts, pies, biscuits and even toffee apples.

Children have a great time too dipping apples on a stick in melted chocolate and decorate them with sprinkles and marshmallows. Plus, everyone can take the "longest peel" challenge.

Paul Chilton's puts together his display