Bring the family to Peddler’s Village in Lahaska this weekend for the Annual Apple Festival. After being hit by Hurricane Sandy this week, most of us in Bucks County, Pa. could use a distraction. Get away from it all and celebrate fall and the local harvest with live entertainment, tons of food, apple pie eating contests and plenty of other family-friendly activities. The Annual Apple Festival takes place on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day.
Peddler’s Village is home to over 70 specialty shops, six restaurants and the 70-room Golden Plough Inn. All year long, Peddler’s Village has been celebrating their 50th Anniversary, and this event is one of their main ways of thanking their loyal visitors.
While the Apple Festival is always a wonderful time to showcase local farms and businesses, this year is even more special. Many markets, shops and farms in the area have been without power for days, causing them to lose significant amounts of product and business. This weekend, we’ll be supporting them as they share their products and expertise with visitors. Fairview Farm of Pineville and Active Acres of Newtown will be bringing their green, golden and red delicious apples. Sample each, and then take home your favorite. Enjoy locally produced apple cider, while watching a demonstration of how it’s made in an authentic antique cider press. Or sample Pennsylvania Dutch apple butter after seeing how it’s cooked in a cauldron.
There are so many options to choose from, and just about all of your Peddler’s Village favorites get in on the action. From apple fritters and apple cake to apple donuts and apple pie, you’ll have a hard time deciding what to try first. Enjoy homemade candy and caramel apples from Skip’s Candy Corner. Town Crier Bakery will be serving their famous apple dumplings, a delicious treat that’s known to draw quite a crowd. And this year, they’ve also added a new item – caramel apple bread. Owners Kerry and Roseann Burns came up with the idea specifically for Apple Festival and just started selling it about three weeks ago. It’s already become a big hit with customers.
As if the food wasn’t enough, there are plenty of other activities going on as well. Check out local musicians including Diablo Sandwich Band, Blue Roots Bluegrass Band and Mango Men who will be performing throughout the Village. Take a horse or pony ride, or shop the unique handcrafted items at the booths on the Street Road Green.
Put this week behind you and have enjoy all that Apple Festival has to offer this weekend. Now’s the time to come together as a community. The American Red Cross will also have booths set up to accept donations for Disaster Relief. As Roseann Burns from Town Crier Bakery said,
I hope that people who just want to get away for the day, and still can, will come up and enjoy a beautiful day and maybe, for just a bit, forget and have a little fun. So hopefully we will see you there.
For more information, visit www.peddlersvillage.com. Or click here for a complete schedule of entertainment.
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