The weather has cooled and it will be a great weekend to celebrate fall at Reid’s Orchard for the Apple Fest.
With over 100 craft vendors setting up booths and offering different items from year to year, there will be something for everyone, said owner Kathy Reid.
There are over 20 food vendors scheduled to feed the festival goers, and each purchase allows that organization to donate proceeds back to the community, said Reid. Funnel cakes, caramel apple sundaes, pork burgers, burgoo, kettle corn and chicken are just some of the offerings this year.
There will also be informational booths provided by people like Mischelle Miller, who sets up each year to show people what happens what could happen in a car wreck without a seatbelt. She has been at the Apple Festival for 11 years now, and she will have the rollover simulator to demonstrate the importance of seatbelt use.
“It only takes two seconds to save your life,” said Miller. “We lost our daughter 12 years ago and I don’t want anyone to go through this.”
Lisa Greer is scheduled to have an informational booth about domestic violence. She lost her daughter, Erica Owen, to domestic violence this summer.
Reidland will be open for play, along with the petting zoo and horse and pony rides. Casey’s carnival rides will also have several rides. Each of these events cost money to participate.
“The weather will be chillier than usual, but I think that will make it even better,” said Reid.
The Apple Festival is Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 21 from noon to 6 p.m. Parking is $5.