Ap­ple Cel­e­bra­tion at Colby-Cur­tis Mu­seum

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

The Colby-Cur­tis Mu­seum will be host­ing another free, fun­filled fam­ily event to cel­e­brate the ap­ple har­vest this Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 4th, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. There will be ap­ples ev­ery­where at this year’s Ap­ple Fest: in the pies, cobblers and crisps made by the Mu­seum’s vol­un­teers that will be for sale; at the stands of the two lo­cal or­chards, Heath and Stevens; in the ap­ple press that will make fresh cider for ev­ery­one to try, and cer­tainly in a bar­rel of wa­ter wait­ing for the kids to try and grab with their teeth!

“We’ll be hav­ing the Ap­ple Fest rain or shine. We’ll set up a few tents on the grounds of the Mu­seum if the weather is nice and, if it’s rainy, we’ll have the fes­ti­val in the barn and in the so­lar­ium,” ex­plained the Mu­seum’s di­rec­tor and cu­ra­tor, Chloe Southam.

There will be plenty for chil­dren to do be­sides eat ap­ples and drink fresh ap­ple juice, such as tak­ing part in old-fash­ioned races and mak­ing arts and crafts. “What’s new for chil­dren this year will be

two free work­shops with the Car­a­vane du Gout – Je­unes Pousses. They teach kids about choos­ing and pre­par­ing healthy food choices,” said Ms. Southam.

The live mu­sic of Stanstead’s Larry Davis and his fid­dle, along with two col­leagues on gui­tar and bass, will fill the air dur­ing the event. The Mu­seum will be sell­ing hot-dogs and beans, cof­fee and tea, and Coat­i­cook ice cream and cheese to go along with the de­li­cious ap­ple desserts. “It will also be free to tour the Mu­seum dur­ing the fes­ti­val. We’d like to thank the Stevens and Heath Or­chards for their in­volve­ment,” con­cluded the di­rec­tor.

Cu­ri­ous and thirsty on­look­ers watch fresh ap­ple juice be­ing pressed at last year’s ap­ple fes­ti­val at the Colby-Cur­tis Mu­seum.

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