Celebrate the end of the 2019 apple and pear harvest

Pome Fest – Adelaide Hills
Pome Market – Saturday 1st June 2019

Celebrating the end of the apple and pear harvest in the Adelaide Hills, Pome Fest is a two day event that offers a range of different activities covering all things apple and pear.

Free Entry – Fabrik (Old Woollen Mill), 1 Lobethal Road, Lobethal doors open at 10.00am

Pome Fest - Pome Market - Saturday 1st June 2019 – 10am to 4pm

Pome Market Activities

Doors open at 10 am and close at 4 pm

11 am to 12 noon

Cooking Demonstrations by Callum Hann

1 pm to 1.30 pm

Country Women’s Association Cooking Demonstration

2.15 pm to 2.45 pm

Cider Masterclass
Pruning Workshop
Grafting Workshop

3 pm to 3.30 pm

Cider Masterclass
Pruning Workshop
Grafting Workshop

Children’s Activities

10 am to 1 pm

Paper puppet making with Tony Hannan from Arthogs

All day

Join Deb Twining of Twining Arts and create beautiful paper apple blossom artworks all day long

Appearances from Crunch the Apple mascot throughout the day

Attractions include:

  • Cider Master Class with Warwick Billings – Bookings Essential
  • Fresh produce, baked goods, chutneys, jams, cider, perry and more for sale
  • Cooking demonstrations, featuring Callum Hann from Sprout and the Country Women’s Association showcasing recipes from their new “An Apple a Day” cookbook
  • Pruning and grafting workshops
  • Appearances from Crunch the Mascot
  • Children’s activities all day
  • Food and warm drinks for purchase
  • Display’s about the region’s apple and pear industry


Getting to the Pome Market
Fabrik (Old Woollen Mill), 1 Lobethal Road, Lobethal

Friday 31st May 2019 Pome Fest - Orchard & Packhouse Open Day

Orchard & Packhouse Open Day

Get behind the scenes and learn about the innovation in apple and pear growing, packing and storage with a guided tour through a local orchard, packhouse or juice plant. A range of offerings available across the Hills. Rug up and enjoy the fresh air and sounds and smells of ripe apples and pears being processed. Bookings are essential.

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Apples and pears are commonly referred to as pome fruits. The word pome is a Middle English term meaning fruit, from Anglo-French pume, pomme apple, fruit, ultimately from Late Latin pomum. It was first used in the late 14th century to describe a fleshy fruit (such as an apple or pear) consisting of an outer thickened fleshy layer and a central core usually with five seeds enclosed in a capsule.

In botany, a pome is a type of fruit produced by flowering plants in the subtribe Malinae of the family Rosaceae.