What’s on in October

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Harestanes Apple Day 8th October

Celebrate autumn’s bounty at Harestanes’ annual apple extravaganza, in partnership with Borders Organic Gardeners.  Apple ID, organic gardening advice, games, folk music and local food.  A great day out. FREE.

Scott’s Selkirk 8th October

Step back in time to experience Selkirk as it was in the time of Sir Walter Scott, the great writer and Sheriff of Selkirkshire. Selkirk takes on a 19th Century atmosphere and provides a wealth of entertainment and activity. Music and drama with three town bands, costumed actors, living history, children activities, food and drink and craft stalls.

Berwick Literary Festival, Berwick on Tweed 20-23 October

Crime, poetry, graphic novels, writers workshops. Join in at the Festival Hub, in the The Corner House Coffee Shop.  Check out the Festival Blog for more information on what’s happening.  Follow them on Twitter for a daily fabulous views of the area and the most amazing skys.

Scottish Conker Championships, Tweed Green, Peebles 22nd October

Treefest & Borders Forest Trust will once again be running the Championships. Be ready to sign in at the marquee in the morning with Smash Off starting at 12 noon.  It’s an activity for all the family so why not bring along your little brother or sister, mum, dad or the grandparents?

Tweed Valley Forest Festival 21-30 October

A lively, 10-day celebration of woodland culture and ancient Halloween rites in a variety of locations around the Tweed Valley. This year celebrating its 11th anniversary, the festival includes a two-day wood market and food festival, the Scottish Conker Championships on Tweed Green in Peebles, plus a host of spooky events and Halloween activities at various locations.

Jedburgh Running Festival 29-30 October 

For very serious runners, Jedburgh is hosting a weekend of running.  Ultra marathons over 3 peaks, half marathons, a 10K road race, wheelchair & handbike 10k and canicross race (that means running with your dog).

Traquair Halloween Funday, Sunday October 30th 11am – 4pm

Ghouls, Games and Ghostly Tales for all the family.  The day includes Magic and Mind Reading Shows, Spooky Stories with the White Witch; a Spooky Scavenger hunt, as well as a chocolate Ghostie Hunt in the Traquair Maze. If you are fascinated by creepy crawlies now is your chance to feel a tarantula or pick up a snake with an experienced ranger. And if you have come without a costume there will be a wizards and witches workshop in the High Gallery to try out you skills as a wand or pointy hat maker. Traditional Halloween Games such as treacle doughnut catching, apple dunking and a Spooky Lucky Dip and a fancy dress competition.   Adults £8.50 Child £4.50 Family £22.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children).

Flodden 1513, Coldstream Museum til 31st October 

Marking the end of the highly successful Flodden 500 Ecomuseum  project, an exhibition to showcase some of the material, which has been discovered, including archaeological finds together with 16th century documents, and lots of hands on activities to get involved with. The Flodden 1513 project has uncovered new evidence relating to Flodden; the battle itself and the wider landscape. Open Mon-Sat 13.00-16.00

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