Welcome to the Appledore Book Festival 2022

Our main 2022 literary festival will be taking place, in and around Appledore, between 15 and 25 September.  Starting in the village and finishing in our big top marquee at Skern Lodge, we will once again be welcoming some of the greatest names from the world of literature, broadcasting and media.   We will also be running various workshops, children's activities, musical evenings and exclusive 'Friends of the Festival' events. 

Tickets go on sale from:

  • Saturday 16 July for our AppleFactors - Festival benefactors.
  • Saturday 23 July for Friends of the Festival
  • Saturday 30 July for general ticket sales

Last year many of our events sold out within days of tickets going on sale.  Therefore our ‘Friends of the Festival’ membership, offering early bird booking the week before general ticket sales, is very popular - click here for more information.  We also have our benefactor scheme - AppleFactors. Becoming an AppleFactor offers additional benefits and is a great way to support the festival throughout the year.  For more information visit the AppleFactors' page.

As a charity, proceeds from the Festival go towards running Appledore Book Festival's Schools Week Outreach Programme, and helping the local community by supporting various projects.  For more informtion about our Outreach Programme, please visit our Schools Week page.

Just some of the events to look forward to this September

Alan Titchmarsh

The Gift


Mark Billingham

The Murder Book


Rupal Patel

From CIA to CEO


Pam Ayres

Who Are You Calling Vermin?


Lord David Owen

Riddle, Mystery, and Enigma: Two Hundred Years of British-Russian Relations

Justin Webb

The Gift of Radio


Sarah Turner

Stepping Up


Ronnie Archer Morgan

Would It Surprise You To Know?


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