Attention, nut swingers! With summer coming to a close it’s almost time for the best season of the year - conker season! But before you get excited thinking about all that extra training you’re going to do to make sure you come out on top in the esteemed Conker Cup, first things first. You’ve got to collect your conkers. And what better way to collect your mighty horse chestnuts than at our annual Nut Drop with like-minded family and friends? Not sure what the Nut Drop is all about and what to expect? Fear not - we’re here to clue you in. Keep reading on for everything you need to know about this year’s nut drop.
What the heck is a Nut Drop?
Autumn plays host to many things. Cosy weather, snuggly jumpers, and most of all - conkers. Every year, seeds fall from horse chestnut trees. These are known as conkers. According to the smart folks at The Woodland Trust, conkers are pretty much good to go after being picked up off the ground. But real nut swingers will know that the sooner you pick a conker up after falling, the better chance you have of it being fit and strong (conkers left too long may become weak and soggy unless laid down to mature properly). You’ll know your conker is competition ready if it’s hardened and ripened in the middle.
There’s no better way to commence the upcoming conker season than by getting together with your friends and family to spend a day collecting as many good ones as you can. This year’s Nut Drop will take place on 23rd October, if you are struggling to organise something for yourself, why not come along to the original Nut Drop experience.
Known as the leading ‘non-playing’ conker enthusiasts get-together, the annual Conker Cup Nut Drop is a great way to meet new friends, suss out your competition and find out what to expect for the upcoming Conker Cup. You can find out everything you need to know about the exciting day ahead by visiting our Facebook page.
What else do I need to know?
Whether you’re a Street Conker fan or preparing for the highly regarded Conker Cup, the Nut Drop is perfect for people looking to load up on as many horse chestnuts as they can find. But before you show up on the day, make sure you purchase one of our brand new Conker Cup Nut Sacks - perfect for storing all your horse chestnuts and showing you’re part of a one-of-a-kind community. With one of these on your shoulder, there’s no telling what you can accomplish this conker season.
Are you ready to go toe to toe with conker legends Juliette Warren and James Atkins? Or maybe you’re just dipping your toes into the exciting sport of conkers and want to meet some like-minded people. Either way, the Nut Drop is the perfect place to start your conker journey ahead. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information about upcoming events and head on over to our website to get your Nut Sack sorted today. We’ll see you soon!