Apple Festival this Saturday
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.