Saturday, September 27, 2003

Crunch time near for Apple Festival



By Patricia Mahaffey
Enquirer contributor

LEBANON - How many different things can you do with fall apples?

IF YOU GO
What: Lebanon Apple Festival: farmers market, plenty of apple foods and other types of foods, all day entertainment and 150 arts and crafts booths.
Where: Downtown Lebanon
When: Today, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Information: 932-6585, Web site
The best place to find out is probably at the Lebanon Apple Festival, which runs today. The festival, celebrating its 20th year, will be overflowing with everything from old favorites like apple pie, apple butter, applesauce, sticky apples, and apple cider to other delicious treats like apple fritters, fudge-covered apples, caramel-covered apple chips, spiced apples, and caramelized apples for toppings.

Of course, this time of year, apples fresh off the tree are hot tips, and there will be plenty of those on hand as well. Local growers will feature dozens of varieties to choose from, and Johnny Appleseed will be strolling through the crowds handing out apples.

There are lots of other types of food as well, including pulled pork sandwiches. There will also be 150 arts and crafts booths, and musical entertainment.

From 10-12, the Mule Skinner Band will entertain with its blend of bluegrass, gospel, and traditional country music spiced with humor. The Fries follow from 12-3, and The Outback will play from 3-6.




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