Ithaca Apple Fest!

6 Oct

Fall is here! And what better way to celebrate than at the 28th Annual Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival! The three-day festival, from October 1-3, attracted more than 30,000 people! The festival featured farmers, wineries, bakeries, local food vendors, crafters, rides, and over 150 performers.

My friends and I planned on staying at the festival for an hour or two and then heading back to the library (it’s prelim season). However, after we stuffed ourselves with fresh cider, cider donuts, candied apples, caramel apples, pumpkin funnel cake, apple strudel, Purity’s pumpkin praline ice cream, local wine tastings, and plates of Laotian food, we checked the time and nearly four hours had flown by! The Apple Festival was so much fun, and we all had a great time! Here are some of our pictures. Enjoy!

Local apples and squash

Frannie loving the apples!

Waiting in line for the first apple treat of the day...

Apple cider and cider donuts

Candied apples

So many flavors!

Poisonous mushrooms?

Freshly baked goodies

Concord grapes

Purity's pumpkin praline ice cream! Heavenly!

Carnival games

Apple strudel with vanilla sauce

Becky's gyro

Spicy chicken curry

More Laotian curry and summer roll with peanut sauce

Lunch time!

Oooey gooey caramel apples

Caitlin and her caramel apple!

And the finale...pumpkin funnel cake

Covered with a mountain of powdered sugar

So excited for our dessert!

Sadly it was our last Apple Festival together, but I will definitely be back for Ithaca’s annual chili festival and cook off! Stay tuned for February 2011…we will be making an appearance with our very own chili!

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One Response to “Ithaca Apple Fest!”

  1. Taylor October 6, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

    This looks like so much fun!

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