October 12 The Richhill Apple Fayre

Popular fayre returns with apples, scarecrows and Jenny Bristow

We all love Hallowe’en and what has been making it extra special over the last few years is the much anticipated Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre which celebrates the end of the harvest.

The Apple Harvest Fayre is back for a fourth year with a celebration of County Armagh’s home grown produce which will include food demonstrations with Jenny Bristow. With food and drink stalls, live cooking demonstrations and lots of entertainment, Richhill will be the place to be on October 28.

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June 2 Newsfeed The Richhill Apple Fayre Year of Food & Drink 2016

Promising season for apple growers as our famous orchards are in full bloom

The Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre will take place again this year on October 29 after two successful fayres which have attracted thousands of people.

We interview Hamilton Loney, chairman of the NI Fruit Growers Association and chairman of the UFU Fruit Committee, during a tour of his orchards. which are alive again with their stunning pink blossoms. Mr Loney says the bloom shows promising signs for this year’s crop for cider producers, apple processers and for fresh market traders.

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November 2 In the Press The Richhill Apple Fayre

Armagh in top nine tourism destinations as harvest fayre crowned a huge success

Terence Brannigan has described Co Armagh as one of nine key designated visitor destinations in Northern Ireland and said he was proud to stand side by side with the people of the Orchard County at this year’s Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre.

The Tourism NI chairman, was guest speaker at this year’s fayre, which celebrates the end of the harvest and showcases what County Armagh food and drink producers have to offer. The Fayre is an authentic celebration which connects us with our land.

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October 21 In the Press The Richhill Apple Fayre

Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre to contribute to export growth says Tourism NI boss

Terence Brannigan, the chairman of Tourism NI says food and drink producers in Armagh county will play a significant role in turning tourism from an £800million industry to a £1billion industry over the next five years.

Tourism is currently an £800million industry but Tourism NI expect this to grow to become a £1billion industry over the next five years. It is hoped the sector will be responsible for 50,000 jobs in our region as our development towards a growth in export continues to be a major focus.

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October 6 In the Press The Richhill Apple Fayre

Women and country fayres go hand in hand but it’s more than just making pies

Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre attracted 2,000 people last year to celebrate the end of the harvest. This year, the fayre takes place on October 31 – Halloween Day.

Richhill Women’s Institute, who featured on the Great British Menu, will play a key role this year. Where else can you eat apples, peel apples, eat pies, enjoy cookery demonstrations, sample locally produced ciders, juices and craft beers, celebrate Halloween and buy locally produced County Armagh food?

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August 24 In the Press The Richhill Apple Fayre

Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre launches in line with BBC’s Great British Menu

Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre attracted over 2,000 last year which was the first year of the event which celebrates artisan food and drink producers.

This year’s event celebrates food and drink, the Centenary of one of the most powerful organisations in the UK – the Women’s Institute and also Halloween. To top if off, the fayre has been launched this year in line with the BBC’s Great British Menu which will feature last year’s fayre as part of its WI celebrations. Here’s the full story:

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October 27 In the Press The Richhill Apple Fayre

Chef Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall gives Armagh Bramley Apple the thumbs up

Here’s Dean Coppard of Uluru Bar & Grill cooking at the first ever Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre which was a celebration of the Armagh Bramley Apple.

NITB chairman and special guest Dr Howard Hastings OBE quoted celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall who is also a fan of cooking with the Armagh Bramley Apple. He said: “For golden compote, the Armagh Bramley is hard to beat – cooked with a tiny bit of orange zest, it’s delicious.”

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October 20 In the Press The Richhill Apple Fayre

NITB chief praises apple harvest fayre as an event which connects us to our land

This weekend the people of Armagh and beyond will celebrate the Bramley Apple at a brand new fayre in the heart of the orchard county.

We interviewed Dr Howard Hastings OBE, chairman of NITB, who has praised the organisers for making such an event happen. The fayre is being sponsored by Irwin’s Bakery, Gilfresh and Wilsons Country. The event features cookery demonstrations and much more.

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October 6 In the Press The Richhill Apple Fayre

New harvest fayre is launched to celebrate the big apple in County Armagh’s eye

The village of Richhill in County Armagh will be celebrating the Armagh Bramley Apple as it prepares to host its first ever Apple Harvest Fayre.

Helping to launch the Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre is Helen Troughton of Armagh Cider Company and Hamilton Loney, chairman of the NI Fruit Growers Association, who say this year is a great year for growing fruit in the orchard county. The event if free and runs from 10am-6pm.

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