Here’s a list of presentations and workshops concerning heirloom apples, many of them led by John Bunker. Check back for updates throughout the season to see if there is an apple talk, walk, or tasting in a town near you. Many of them are opportunities to bring your old varieties to John Bunker for identification.


2019 EVENTS

Here’s a list of presentations and workshops concerning heirloom apples led by John Bunker, unless otherwise specified. Check back for updates throughout the season to see if there is an apple talk, walk, or tasting in a town near you. Many of them are opportunities to bring your old mystery varieties to John Bunker for identification.

There may be other events. Check back here or on mofga.org and fedcoseeds.com for updates.

September 14-15: Cider Camp for Greenhorns, Pembroke, Maine.  Come for the day or come for the weekend to gather and press apples with a home-built hydraulic cider press – good for vinegar, good for sweet and good for a hard New England treat! Co-sponsored by MOFGA. REGISTRATION AND MORE DETAILS.

September 20-22: Common Ground Country Fair, MOFGA, Unity. Ongoing displays, handouts, apple ID’s and talks at the Hayloft/Fedco Tent. John will be there doing ID’s all three days and will lead apple tastings on Friday and Saturday afternoons. For tips on bringing apples to the Fair for ID’s, go to outonalimbapples.com.

September 24: Belfast Public Library -6:30 PM. Apples and the Art of Detection, how apples will help save the world (and other stuff).

October 1: Liberty Library, Rte 220, Liberty - 6:30 PM. Tracking down, identifying and preserving old apples.

October 2: MPBN Maine Calling -1 PM and 8 PM. Call John with your questions as he and Jennifer Rooks talk apples and solve all the world’s woes!

October 5: Colby College, Waterville Homecoming Weekend -4 PM. John returns to his alma mater to talk about Apple History in Maine and his new book, Apples and the Art of Detection.

October 5: Aroostook Apple Day, The Cup Cafe, 61 Military St., Houlton - 10 AM to 3 PM. Educational talks, workshops, tastings, displays and much more. (John will not be attending.)

October 10: Granite Hill Estates, 60 Balsam Drive, Hallowell - 3 PM. Apples and the Art of Detection. For more information contact Dawn Gordon at 207-624-3848 or Granite Hill Estates at 207-626-7786.

October 11: North Haven Historical Society, North Haven Island - 7 PM. History of Apples in Maine, ID’s and apple tasting. For more information contact Lydia Brown at 207-867-4752.

October 12: North Haven Island - 9 AM. A tour of apple orchards on North Haven Island. For more information contact Lydia Brown at 207-867-4752.

October 13: Great Maine Apple Day, MOFGA, Unity - noon to 4 PM. Educational talks, displays, tastings, apple ID’s, apples for sale and more. John will be there all day. For more details, go to mofga.org.

October 17: Paris Historical Society, 77 High St., South Paris - 7 PM. Tracking down, identifying and preserving old apples. For more information contact Marilyn Jones at (207) 774-2568.

October 18: Milbridge, Pleasant River Garden Club - 1:00 PM. Join John for a tour of old orchards in Washington County. Contact Ora Aselton, PR Garden Club, for more information.

October 19: Downeast Apple Day, Cobscook Community Learning Center, 10 Commissary Rd, North Trescott. Talks, displays and tastings all day. John will be there to do ID’s and speak. For more information and to register, call 207-733-2233.

October 26: Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St., Brunswick - 4PM. John will be reading from his new book, Apples and the Art of Detection.

October 31-November 3: Franklin County Cider Days, Massachusetts. Many educational workshops, tours, tastings and displays. There is nothing like it. John will give several talks and do a book signing. See ciderdays.org for schedules and more.

November 7: Portland Museum of Art - 6 PM. Apples and the Art of Detection, followed by apple displays, apple tasting and cider tasting. This is your chance to see old trees, photos and paintings on the really big museum screen. Sponsored by MOFGA and PMA.