THERE are hundreds of different apple varieties grown in the region, however, not many people know about them.
The inaugural Orange Apple Festival starts next week to celebrate the vast range of apples grown right on our doorstep.
Unlike some festivals in Orange, the apple festival incorporates a range of different age groups and targets more than just food and wine, according to event coordinators.
Cath Thompson said the festival was an opportunity to celebrate our region’s apples and educate people about the health benefits of eating fresh apples.
“It’s all about celebrating the region we live in and the rich history of our apple-growing region,” she said.
“Our region has the best apples.”
Mrs Thompson said the festival included coordinators attending school events to teach children the benefits of eating fresh fruit.
The apple festival is the only event of its kind that has a focus on young people.
For more information go to www.orangeapples.com. au.