Ap­ple Fes­ti­val this Satur­day

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM -

If you love ap­ples and, more im­por­tantly, the de­li­cious desserts that good cooks make with them, you’ll want to head to the Colby-Cur­tis Mu­seum, this Satur­day, for their first ap­ple fes­ti­val. Vol­un­teers have been asked to bake pies, crisps and any other ap­ple spe­cialty for the fes­ti­val and the mu­seum will sell those desserts to raise money. “I’m still look­ing for more vol­un­teers to make pies or other desserts for our sale. They can bring them to the mu­seum on Fri­day or on Satur­day dur­ing the fes­ti­val,” said Jeanne d’Arc Clow­ery who is or­ga­niz­ing the event. “I won’t be able to have my “Su­gar on snow” event dur­ing the win­ter be­cause we will be closed for a few months, so the ap­ple fes­ti­val will re­place that,” she added.

The two lo­cal ap­ple or­chards, Heath and Stevens, have do­nated ap­ples for all the bak­ing and eat­ing. There will even be an ap­ple press so kids and adults can try their hand at ap­ple juice mak­ing and drink­ing. And that’s not the only press that will be work­ing: the mu­seum’s cu­ra­tor, Pierre Ras­toul, will put on a demon­stra­tion of the an­tique print­ing presses which are part of the mu­seum’s tem­po­rary ex­hibit about early print­ing.

Other ac­tiv­i­ties at the fes­ti­val in­clude chil­dren’s games such as bob­bing for ap­ples and a potato bag race, arts and crafts and face paint­ing. “Peo­ple can even come and have a pic­nic be­cause we will have lots of pic­nic tables set up and we’ll serve up cof­fee and ap­ple desserts. We’ll also have Coat­i­cook ice cream and curd cheese,” said Ms. Clow­ery.

Ad­mis­sion to the mu­seum is free dur­ing the fes­ti­val and the bou­tique will be open.

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