Fair Haven hosting annual AppleFest Saturday

Students in the Fair Haven area school district will pool their efforts and offer the community a day of fall-inspired entertainment this Saturday.

The annual Fair Haven AppleFest will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the town green.

“Basically it’s the same as last year,” said Kandi Ramey, who works at the Fair Haven Grade School and helps coordinate the event. “It doesn’t change much from year to year. We have some new people every year and some people who come year after year.”

The popular community event features a wide range of activities including an assortment of vendors, games, entertainment, food, a book sale and an apple pie baking contest.

The event, which has been held every year for more than two decades, benefits Fair Haven area schools and helps cut the expense of field trips and other school activities.

“Usually, we’re quite successful,” Ramey said.

Different grade levels within the school district typically pitch in and organize different activities.

For instance, middle school students typically organize what is called “balloon bust,” in which participants try to break a water balloon hung above another person.

“One of the grades always does bead making, and the kindergarteners will be selling a jelly that was made just for this event,” Ramey said.

The always-popular cake booth returns as well, and patrons will have an opportunity to win a variety of desserts.

A number of civic organizations also participate.

“Everyone just kind of blends in; it works well,” said Ramey.

Members of the Fair Haven Farmers Market will sell their wares, and the Rotary Club will serve up its chicken barbecue.

The Fair Haven Historical Society returns and will host its fifth annual apple pie baking contest.

Amateur bakers, both adults and students, will vie for first, second and third place ribbons.

Pies must be submitted by 11 a.m., and judging will begin at noon. Pies will be evaluated based on appearance, texture and taste.

Pies must be at least 8 inches in diameter and wrapped in clear plastic.

AppleFest also features a variety of vendors, downtown merchants will have sidewalk sales and the Fair Haven Library will host a book sale.

Admission to AppleFest is completely free. In the event of rain, the activities will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 28.

To participate or for more information, call Ramey at 265-3883, ext. 208.

 

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Classifieds 03/25/14

Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

Statue 2

By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

Jane O'Shea BW

By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]

Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, […]

District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week […]

Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas […]

Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers raise $600 for cancer research

Julian Barber

Senior wrestler Julian Barber’s charity wrestling idea caught on with his teammates during the season, to the tune of $600. […]

Sasquatch sightings on the rise

By Dan King Officials say the snowy weather has driven local Sasquatches out of the woods and caused them to […]

Hampton to join county on savings plan

David O'Brien

By Derek Liebig The Town of Hampton will join Washington County on a regional government efficiency plan. Supervisor Dave O’Brien […]