Five fresh Ap­ple Blos­som Fes­ti­val events for 2017

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Look­ing to make some new Ap­ple Blos­som mem­o­ries?

The up­com­ing Annapolis Val­ley Ap­ple Blos­som Fes­ti­val will in­clude a mix of sig­na­ture at­trac­tions that draw crowds year af­ter year and new events that could be­come the tra­di­tions of to­mor­row.

“This year, the Annapolis Val­ley Ap­ple Blos­som Fes­ti­val re­mains rooted in some of its most cher­ished tra­di­tions while also em­brac­ing new and in­no­va­tive ways to cel­e­brate,” said Alxys Cham­ber­lain, vice-pres­i­dent of the board over­see­ing the fes­ti­val.

“With that in mind, we have cre­ated a line-up of events that are sure to please and de­light Ap­ple Blos­som fes­ti­val-go­ers of all ages. As the past meets the present, we’ll be shar­ing mem­o­ries and mak­ing new ones as we mark the 85th an­niver­sary of the Annapolis Val­ley Ap­ple Blos­som Fes­ti­val.”

A full list of fes­ti­val events sched­uled to date can be found at ap­ple­blos­ Here’s a look at some of the new ad­di­tions. tival spirit with some treats for the taste buds Annapolis Val­ley busi­nesses pre­pared es­pe­cially for Ap­ple­li­cious Ap­ple Week from May 7–13. Try three dishes to earn a chance to win a prize. See a list of par­tic­i­pat­ing busi­nesses at info@ ap­ple­blos­

Test your tech­nique at an ap­ple blos­som-themed Paint Nite fundraiser in sup­port of the fes­ti­val May 19. This event, open to guests aged 19 or older, will in­clude an evening of in­structed paint­ing, Bul­wark Craft Cider sam­ples and a bar. Artist set up be­gins at 5:30 p.m., and Paint Nite runs 7-9 p.m. in the Ber­wick Lions Hall.

Cel­e­brate the re­vival of the Ap­ple Blos­som Fun Run, a fes­ti­val tra­di­tional that’s mak­ing a comeback in Kingston this year. Reg­is­tra­tion be­gins at 7 a.m., with 1K and 5K route op­tions. The run starts at 8 a.m. and there will be a fit­ness fair from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Check out Cen­tre Square be­tween the Chil­dren’s Pa­rade (10 a.m.) and Grand Street Pa­rade (1 p.m.) in Kentville May 27 to par­take in some fam­ily-friendly ac­tiv­i­ties.

Visit the Ber­wick Fair Grounds be­tween 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 28 for a fam­ily-friendly event in­clud­ing an­tique cars, small farm an­i­mals and re­fresh­ments in the park.

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