This year’s Festival runs from Friday 18 to Saturday 26 September

Coronavirus update: After careful consideration, we confirm that the Appledore Book Festival is still planning to hold this year’s September Festival. We are aware that so many similar events have taken the difficult decision to cancel or postpone but, after putting together a contingency plan and with the Festival still over three months away, we have decided to continue to put together our 2020 programme. We will however, monitor the situation and follow any government advice. The Festival has always been an important source of revenue to the local area, and it is hoped that if it goes ahead it will help to reignite the local economy, as well as giving us all something special to look forward to. This year’s programme promises a wide range of inspirational authors and exciting events for all ages.  If you would like to get closer to the Festival, receive early notification of what’s on and priority tickets, please become a Friend.  For more information about becoming a Friend of the Appledore Book Festival, please go to our Friends page.   AGM: Our April Annual General Meeting has been postponed due to the Coronavirus lockdown.  We hope to publicise the rescheduled date as soon as possible.