The section I chose was dedicated to the production and drinking of cider that has had quite a comeback in recent years and is certainly a favourite with my daughters and their friends.
The first picture shows a permanent orchard area with some apple trees. A relaxing place to stop and rest with a glass of cider.
Somerset is of course the home of the rough cider scrumpy and there were several demonstrations of vintage cider presses which were once part of most farms. These enthusiasts demonstrated pulping the apples and then pressing the juice out.
We still have a stone in the same shape as the bottom part of this press. Ours is now just used as a garden ornament.
I am not sure I would be first in the queue for a glass full of this. Perhaps I will wait for the finished product!
There was also a large number of home made ciders to be judged. You may notice that several have lost their corks in the warm weather and one did indeed pop out as we passed by!
Cheer everyone or Bottoms Up!