Historic Bethabara Park Apple Fest is Ripe with Possibilities

"Historic Bethabara Park will host its 15th annual Apple Fest on Sept. 19 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm.

Fried apple pies, apple cider and other apple products will be featured but the event will also offer much, much more. The crowds of around 13,000 people will also enjoy music, dancing, children's games and activities, book signings, craft vendors, colonial re-enactors and other great activities,

The day will consist of several music concerts as well as dancing by Pat Adkins and the South Fork Cloggers and the Academy of Dance Arts. Also, families will enjoy the Noah's Place petting zoo and Dean Holcombe's sheepdog demonstrations.  Historical interpreters will demonstrate spinning, weaving, blacksmithing, hide tanning, peweter making, coopering, and basket making.

Apples from local orchards will be available for purchase along with a variety of food and drinks.

Performance times are:

Music Stage at the Palisade Fort:
10:00  Tellico
11:00  Sara Grey & Kieron Means
12:00  Dana & Susan Robinson
1:00    Tellico
2:00   Sara Grey & Kieron Means
3:00   Dana & Susan Robinson

Pavilion Stage
11:30 Pat Adkins and the South Fork Cloggers
12:30 The Academy of Dance Arts, Inc.
1:30 Pat Adkins and the South Fork Cloggers
2:30 The Academy of Dance Arts, Inc.

Visitor Center
11:00 Rising Ebenezer Baptist Church Spiritual Choir
12:00 Camel City Strummers
1:00 Dan River Girls
2:00 Camel City Strummers
3:00 Dan River Girls

11:00 Downtown Sound
1:00 Dreama Lovitt, organist
2:00 Downtown Sound
3:00 Dreama Lovitt, organist

Barn Field
Dean Holcomb Sheepdog Herding
Demonstrations at 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00

Admission is free but there will be a charge for crafts, food, and drinks.

Historic Bethabara Park, a National Historic Landmark, is the 1753 site of the first Moravian settlement in North Carolina and the birthplace of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. For more information, visit ww.bethabarapark.org or call (336) 924-8191."

- A Press Release

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