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Plymouth Notch Antique Apple Festival


The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site hosts the second annual Plymouth Notch Antique Apple Fest on Saturday, October 1, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  This celebration of the harvest accords special attention to the apple!  Visit our new heirloom apple orchard with its unusual antique varieties. Sample heirloom apples.  Participate in the “Anything Apple Recipe Contest.”  Join the fun of apple tossing and peeling apples with an antique kitchen implement.

A variety of activities are scheduled throughout the day including cheese making, cider tasting, tours at the Plymouth Cheese Factory, sheep shearing, wagon rides, and a barbecue to benefit the Plymouth Volunteer Fire Department. Enjoy music provided by “The Stringfield Springers” old-time string band, and Fiddler Adam Boyce.

Kids can play period games with Phyllis Chapman, or visit the one-room schoolhouse for apple-inspired art, an apple treasure hunt, and hands-on history activities.  The Plymouth Historical Society will have a special “One-Room Schoolhouses” display.

View the work of Vermont artisans Dolores Furnari (theorem painting), Lisa Rovi (folk art ornaments), Marianne Fassett (quilling/paper curling), Ellen Denton (fall pressed leaf cards), and Georgia Brehm (chair caning).

Special guests include Anne Collins, author of the acclaimed Vintage Pies. A resident of Cornwall, Vermont, Collins has degrees in engineering, but her true love is pie, and she has been collecting recipes and baking pies since childhood.  At 11:00, she will tell stories about the old recipes she has discovered and share samples of some of her favorites!

Linda Radtke presents “Vermont History Through Song” at 1:30.   Host of Vermont Public Radio’s Choral Hour, Ms. Radtke brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about songs found in the Vermont Historical Society’s collection of sheet music.  Her appearance is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council through its Speakers Bureau Program.

The Anything Apple Recipe Contest winner will be announced at 12:45. (Call 672-3773 for details about the contest).

For further information about the Plymouth Notch Antique Apple Fest, contact the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, 802-672-3773.  For information about the Vermont State-owned Historic Sites, visit our website: www.HistoricSites.Vermont.gov

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