19th Century Apple & Cheese Harvest Festival and Apple Pie Contest

posted by Morrilldirector


11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, September 24


Justin Morrill State Historic Site, Strafford, Vermont, 214 Morrill Memorial Highway, Strafford, VT 05072


AWARD: Top 10 2017 Fall Event: Vermont Chamber of Commerce         


Come celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday! Bring the whole family to a harvest festival at the Justin Morrill State Historic Site. Features face-painting, live music by Out on a Limb and an apple pie contest with prizes that include gift certificates to popular local businesses. Meet live farm animals—the kind that Justin Morrill would have had on his small 19th-century farm. Make your own cider in an antique press, taste heirloom apples, fine artisan Vermont Cheeses, Vermont ice cream and homemade apple pie. Play period games, hike the lookout trail and play Valley Quest. Also includes gardens, exhibits, an icehouse, ice pond and a historic home decorated with gingerbread designs.


The musical group Out on a Limb plays a selection of music from Hank to Hendrix—from old timey banjo and fiddle tunes thru jazz standards. Featuring Rick Barrows (mandolin and vocals), Bob Totz (Guitar, Harmonica trumpet and Vocals), Melissa Desiervo (Banjo, clarinet and vocals), Steve Glazer (guitar and vocals), Erin Smith (fiddle, bass and vocals) and Paul Kifner (Bass and vocals).


This event sponsored by Bushway Insurance Agency; Flint, Blake & Boles Roofing;  Lake Sunapee Bank; Kate Cassidy of Four Seasons-Sotheby’s International Realty.


$0.00 Registration not required. Can pay on arrival.