TROWBRIDGE Apple Festival attracted hundreds of people to the town park today, as music and delicious smells tempted people into the white tent to find out about the fair.

From apple pressing to cider tasting, and crafting to archery, there was plenty to keep people busy.

Children could have a go at pressing apples, try to shoot an apple off a target with a bow and even attempt to create the longest peel by cutting an apple.

It turns out the world record is a massive 52m set by a teenager in the 1970s, but despite this, lots were keen to have a go.

There was live music and the chance to sample over 35 different types of apple, all grown in garden across Wiltshire.

Katrina Walley was helping people get the taste for the fruit and said: “We have picked apples from lots of gardens across the area and we want people to try them and vote for their favourite. Some are juicy and tangy, while others have a much sweeter taste.

“We are so pleased with how the event has gone. I was here until 10pm last night putting the finishing touches together and people seem to be enjoying themselves.”

Maria Fulbrook-Smith was at the show with her husband and children from Westbury. She said; “We’ve brought away some apples and my husband has tried lots of the juices and pies today. It is good to get back to basics and the kids have enjoyed it.”

David Birks, education officer at Trowbridge Museum and volunteer Harriet Clarkson had lots of Tudor recipes inspired by apples and were sharing the recipes with the crowds.

Harriet said: “Lots of people have been taking photos of the recipes to take away and try. My favourite is the apple and cinnamon tart and the apple fritters. Tudor recipes use a lot of spices and people have been interested to have a taste of what we have on offer.

“The whole atmosphere of today has been brilliant.”

Last year the event was cancelled due to bad weather , but it did not get in the way of this year, with people leaving with a full bags of apples ready to try their new recipes out with at home.