Sunday, October 2, 2011

The National Apple Harvest Festival

This weekend was the National Apple Harvest Festival outside of Gettysburg, PA and after hearing so many good things about it, I knew we had to go and see what all it had to offer. We parked our cars in an open field and we were bussed to the festival in school buses...we knew it would be an experience from the very beginning! There was so much to see down each apple-themed road--Apple Butter Way, Candy Apple Circle and Adams Apple Ave were a few of our favorites. Homemade apple butter being made over a fire, corn being shucked off the cob, an antique apple press making homemade cider, yummy apple dumplings, pumpkin funnel cakes and SOOO much more! We found ourselves stopping to look at all the craft stands, food vendors and anything else that the festival had to offer.
We completed our morning at the festival with a self-portrait in front of the huge apple and buying some homemade apple butter! A cold front moved in this weekend so it definitely felt like fall as we walked through the festival. Yes, the green coat from England is back. Right now it's the only coat that will zip all the way up, but I'm not sure for how much longer.
Because we were so close to all the history in downtown Gettysburg, we decided to explore the museums and battlegrounds.We had such a good weekend! The cool weather, the warm apple cider, seeing Jason get super excited with each battlefield we passed and just being able to spend some good, quality time together was awesome. I can't believe it's already October...this year is flying by way too fast!

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