So here we are…. Our true fall kick off…the Apple Festival. How fitting, tomorrow is officially the first day of fall. The Apple Festival is the tiny street fair like that held in most small towns across America.
It’s comical watching the city officials hustle around to put on a good show. The city welcomes the disruption with open arms. All the city streets totalling 7 blocks are closed off, rides and concessions blocking thru traffic. Downtown businesses close their doors to operate their booth in the street.
We drive around hoping for a close parking spot….hot dog…. parking only 2 blocks away from the G Force ride. I can smell the fryers. They are turned up and and a scent of perfected deep fried specialties fill the streets… the sausage, the funnel cakes and elephant ears….ohhhhhh and don’t forget all the apple concoctions. Apple butter, apple cider, apple cider slush, apple piie, apple cobbler, apple dumplings, and the list goes on…. after all, it is the Apple Festival.
The town folk come out… to wonder the streets, to visit and run into people they haven’t seen in years, admire the fall crafts, and see a glimpse of Christmas 🙂
I love our little town and the things that make a small town special.