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Oak Apple Day is a traditional annual event in the village.


In the tradition of all great village feast days, it is an opportunity for villagers to continue a time-honoured tradition whilst having fun celebrating together as a community.




Oak Apple Day 2016: Sunday 29th May


Procession through Village

Hauling the Oak up the Tower
BBQ and Refreshments


Come and join in the celebrations - why not wear a period costume? You are very welcome to come to the barbeque  after the Tower story, watching the branch being hauled up the tower and listening to the bells ringing.





Oak Apple Day 2015

Penelope Keith visited St Neot in 2015 on Oak Apple Day during filming for an episode of her
Hidden Villages series on Channel 4. You can view that here.


Oak Apple Day 2014
Follow this follow this link to see the 2014 Oak Apple Day photos. 


Oak Apple Day in St Neot Have a look at this link to a You Tube video of the celebrations here in the village. Video courtesy of Pip Critten of St Budeaux Devon.



Oak Apple Day 2013

Follow this link to see the 2013 Oak Apple Day photos from Nigel Yeo.


In 2012/13, the St Neot Historians received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to enhance record and archive the Oak Apple Day celebrations during May 2013. Below is some information about the events that year.






Many local organisations took part in the 2013 celebrations. The W I encouraged its members to dress in period costume for the occasion. Photos taken by residents will appear here shortly, the W I have their own page on this site here is a link to a few of their photos. 


Chris & Barbara Timms


The images below appeared in the April edition of the St Neot News







The programme was circulated on a flyer inserted in the May edition of the St Neot News. 





This page concentrates on the event here in St Neot Cornwall England.

There is a huge amount of general information available online, some words to "Google" are "Oak Apple Day", "May 29th 1660", "Boys Love Artemisia Abrotanum"