11th Annual Adamstown AppleUmpkin Fest

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Adamstown’s 11th annual AppleUmpkin Fest will be held on Saturday, October 18, from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. The event will take place in Adamstown’s community park, located just off Route 272, near the swimming pool.

Parking and admission are free, and there will be food and activities for all ages.

Beginning at 10:00 a.m., over 35 stands will offer specialty craft items such as handmade primitive items, animal giftware, jewelry, custom woodwork items, children’s hats, gloves and scarves, rare quartz minerals, homemade soap, handmade boomerangs and candles.



Food will be available beginning at 11:00 a.m. The kitchen in the pavilion will serve grilled cheeseburgers, hot dogs and chic-ken corn noodle soup until the supply runs out. At 5:00 p.m., hamburgers and hot dogs will be sold.

Dessert, as always, will be apple dumplings. They can be eaten “just so” or warmed up. They are served plain or with milk. Or, for a special treat, they can be topped off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

To be sure of getting as many dumplings as you want, customers are urged to pre-order. Tickets are available from any Adams-town community Days member or can be purchased at the Adamstown Post Office on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.

There are many activities throughout the day at a reasonable cost, some of them free. The entire family can take a ride through the park in a hay wagon, and little children can play in boxes filled with dry corn or frolic in a big pile of hay. Jesse Rothaker will be joining the festivities at 1:30 pm to present his “Reptile Explorers” family nature program.

A favorite feature is the evening bonfire, beginning about 5:00 p.m. Visitors can purchase a hot dog, marshmallows, a drink and chips and roast the hot dog and marshmallows over the fire.

“We’re excited to see how creative everyone can be, especially the adults, for our new addition – the costume parade,” said Dietrich, event chairman. “The parade will be held at 4:00 p.m. and prizes will be awarded for best costume in several categories. The kids will also love the candy scramble which will take place directly after the costume parade.”

In case of rain, the events will be held on Sunday, October 19.

All proceeds from the day will be used toward Adams-town Community Days events, free entertainment and fireworks - over Memorial Day weekend, May 22, 23 and 24, 2015.

Shown in the wagon, from left to right, are Riley Crouse, Natalie Crouse and Clare Kelly, Gavin McManimen is in the back.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 14 October 2014 06:42)

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