There's been a lot of talk lately about the Apple Festival held annually in Ellijay. We decided to head up there on Saturday to check it out. It was a good hour drive for us and then another 45 minutes waiting to park. The parking was "free" but it was also a fundraiser for the boy scouts who asked for a $2 donation. Each ticket then cost $5 to get in the gate. I was pretty disappointed in the festival. I had heard and expected quite a bit more in the way of apples, demonstrations, samples, etc. You know, since it is an apple festival. Instead, it was a craft show. Craft vendors selling their crafts. It was a scaled down version of the Yellow Daisy Festival. Don't get me wrong, I love craft shows but I wasn't expecting one and I know better than to bring my husband to one. He never lets me buy anything! The food that the vendors sold was regular craft fair food which I later regretted eating. There were a very few that had anything to do with apples. Next time, if there is one, I'll be more prepared. I can't complain too much, it was a beautiful day that I shared with my family and I did get to buy some mutsu apples and apple cider.
Monday, October 16, 2006
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