Adstocktoberfest 2018 will be held on 13th October. As with previous years there will be cider and apple juice making during the day, last years booze judging late in the afternoon followed by food, music and drinks until you drop.
There will be additional activities during the day, for example:
– Inter-family air rifle competition
– Hammerschlagen, a german game with hammer, nails and a log (usually done with a stein in one hand)
– Schnapps making (results to be judged next year)
We are also lucky enough to have the Afghan Rug Shop coming to sell their woolen and silk rugs along with glassware and pottery, all imported under fair trade from Afghanistan. The Wilthews who own and run the shop are old friends and say that if you look at their website and see anything you’re interested in, contact them and they’ll be happy to bring it down with them:
Again it will be £5 entry and there will be additional costs for bottles and demijohns as well as competitions. The food and drink is effectively free, but there will be jars available for donations and as ever 100% goes to Afghanaid.
Please bring as many apples as you can and it will be converted in to the drink of your choice, the harvest might not be as bumper as last year due to the dry weather, but hopefully people with mature trees will have enough for 10kg which will make you a demijohn of cider.
Don’t forget to bring any concoctions you have been brewing over the last year whether it is a gin infusion, homemade wine or spirit and of course cider. Our Judge again this year is everyones favourite landlord, the aptly named Andy Judge.
The cider is generously provided by Farokh (last year’s winner) and for a change we will be providing Paella as the evening meal. Wine, beer and soft drinks will also be available.
The day will start at 1000 for the apple pressing and other activities, prize giving at 1800, food will be soon after that and then the evening’s entertainment. Adstocktoberfest will finish when the last person staggers out of the orchard.
Please do come and support this event as you always do and raise money for an excellent charity that’s making a real difference in a troubled country.