Apples, of course, are the stars of the day. Always a favorite, this festival
combines the beauty of autumn with crafts, live music and friends. Held early
in October, Applefest has been celebrating beautiful crafts, great music and
wonderful food for years. Sponsored by the Nobleboro Historical Society, the
festival has something for everyone.
It is one of those laid-back and family friendly events that remind folks of the
timelessness of such gatherings. High tech has no place there, and not a cell phone
is in sight. That alone makes the day a refreshing change for visitors.
Dad shows the kids how it's done on the Kieve climbing wall (Alex Toy photo)
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Fondy York churns out donuts (Jenny Larkin photo)
Highlighting the festivities is live bluegrass and gospel music, yodeling and great
singing, homemade apple goodies and turkey sandwiches, crafts, apples from Beth's Farm,
over 70 silent auction items, Kieve activities for kids including the climbing wall,
an NCS eighth grade class food table, Damariscotta Mills Fish Ladder with their
gear supporting the restoration of the fish ladder, and tables for local businesses
and nonprofits. The Minehata Fire Company bring their tips, coloring books and a
wealth of information inside to share and, of course, their fire engine.