Event Website- http://www.appleharvest.com/
Entrance to the festival is $10 for adults, kids under 12 go in for free. We parked in a field a few miles away and took the bus in. My son loves riding the bus!
Although this is the Apple festival, and there is lots of apple related food, but not everything is apple flavor food. The NAHF can be best described as a food, crafts, and fun family activities. Every year I am disappointed that there is no apple cider donuts anywhere in the whole event.
Delicious things than can be found at the NAHF:
* Pit Beef sandwiches- made on the spot.
* Apple Panckakes- made fresh on the spot
* Hot Apple cider
* Pancake / waffle Apple syrups
* Apple topped funnel cake
* Apple filled donuts
* Apple pie
* Fresh sliced apples with Caramel
* Apple Cotton Candy
* Apple bread
There were lots more of fair foods, we didn't eat all of those things, but I just loved the apple themed food.
The fair also host lots of people selling crafts and other items, we are always blown away by the creativity everybody has, and wonder, WHY WAS I NOT given the creativity to turn a piece of wood into a beautiful statue, or a wine cork into a useful keychain? We navigate our way through each of the stands and drool at the amazing work.
Some of the amazing creations we saw
* Handmade candles
* bottle cap magnets
* Leather door bells
* Hand carved wood decorations / ornamets
* Handmade Christmas decorations
* Handmade quilts
* Handmade doll clothes
* Handmade jewelry
And there were lots more things, that I didn't get a picture of, because I was busy wishing for an unlimited amount of money to buy it all!
We also enjoyed the entertainment, my son and I both love the magician, we listed to some of the band and observed the Native American dances. We were sad to miss the tractor dances. There is also a kids barn with a petting zoo, and several music stages through the festival.
|The bunny petting zoo|
|Waiting for the magic show|
|The mini horses|
|Waiting for the Native American Pow-Wow|
|The Tribe Dance|
I like that this is a local festival, but it's not like the local Carnivals, it has a more unique feeling to it. Every year we go, I never want to leave. I feel like I missed something or need to eat one more pit beef sandwich or one more apple pancake! But my son and Roger were both tired and wanted to go home.
|Running to the bus to go home|
What is your favorite local festival?
What is your favorite Apple themed food?
Do you have a secret talent to make crafts?