Apple Celebration at Colby-Curtis Museum
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.