Apple Day Fair at 
the Ballance House

Apple Day which takes place at Ballance House
Apple Day which takes place at Ballance House

The annual Apple Day Fair at Ballance House, Glenavy, on Saturday October 18 from 12pm – 4pm. will be organised by Lisburn City Council.

Speaking about the event, Chairman of Lisburn City Council’s Economic Development Committee, Alderman Allan Ewart, said: “This year’s event is particularly significant, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of a friendship declaration between Wanganui, New Zealand and the City of Lisburn.”

Apple Day is part of a UK wide scheme to celebrate traditional varieties of apple and has been held at Ballance House for a number of years.

Chairman of Ulster New Zealand Trust, David Twigg explains: “This year, you will still see your favorite elements of Apple Day: a craft market selling a range of handmade goods, local apples and apple juice for sale and traditional apple pie and afternoon tea served in our tea barn, all in the beautiful countryside surroundings.

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The house is open to the public between April and September on Wednesdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 2.00pm – 5.00pm, (excluding July 12) and can be booked for tour group visits all year round.

Admission is free for children and £2.00 for adults, for this event.