It's time to sing to the apple trees my friends. After all it is the Apple Isle. The Apple Shed plays host to the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival July 14-16 - your big chance to dress up in odd garb, bang some pots and pans, and sing loudly into the cool night air. The purpose? The Pagan tradition of wassailing apparently scares nasties from the orchard to ensure a great crop. So come on down to the Huon and help them out. There'll be great cider, fireside feasting, story telling and tunes to be enjoyed.
Find out more about the festival and other winter events here.
MORE ABOUT THE APPLE SHED MUSEUM & CIDERHOUSE
In the rustic surrounds of an original apple shed built in 1942, learn about the Huon’s fascinating apple heritage told through the eyes of Willie Smith. A range of delicious ciders is available at the cellar door and the café serves a simple menu of the finest regional products. The small providore gives local producers an outlet in the Huon Valley where they can showcase their products and produce. Also on site is a working alembic copper still used to distill cider and produce apple brandy or calvados and a range of schnapps. Made in Tasmania and based on a 16th century cognac still from France it is the only one of its kind in Australia.
THE APPLE SHED MUSEUM & CIDERHOUSE
2064 Huon Highway, Grove
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