It’s harvest time and we are in Kent so there must be apples! Today was the Cranbrook Apple Fair, which is known for its offbeat sensibility. 2019’s theme was Hippies and Vikings and fancy dress (costumes) were in either vein.
In addition to the costumed attendees there was a performance by the Red Barrows, which is a phenomenon I won’t even attempt to describe or explain. Just picture a half dozen or so bearded men with Viking horns and or peace symbols (remember the theme), red wheel barrows and lots of red smoke, flares and explosions running up, down and around High Street to a 70s Pop soundtrack.
Available for our enjoyment were various hard apple ciders, fresh pressed apple cider, apple cakes and other goodies. The Cranbrook High Street, an historical Market Town, was closed for the occasion.
In related apple news, here is the colourful first step toward apple/green tomato chutney. Green tomatoes are also something that come in October in Kent.