On September 28, 2016

Festival celebrates all things apple, at Coolidge Site

Saturday, Oct. 1 at 10 a.m.—PLYMOUTH NOTCH—The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site hosts the second annual Plymouth Notch Antique Apple Fest on Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This celebration of the harvest accords special attention to the apple. Visit the new heirloom apple orchard with its unusual antique varieties. Sample heirloom apples with Terry Gulick. Participate in the “Anything Apple Recipe Contest.” Join the fun of apple tossing and peeling apples with an antique kitchen implement.
A variety of activities are scheduled throughout the day including cheese making, cider tasting, tours at the Plymouth Cheese Factory, sheep shearing, wagon rides, and a barbecue to benefit the Plymouth Volunteer Fire Department. Enjoy music provided by The Stringfield Springers old-time string band and fiddler Adam Boyce.
Kids can play period games with Phyllis Chapman, or visit the one-room schoolhouse for apple-inspired art, an apple treasure hunt, and hands-on history activities. The Plymouth Historical Society will have a special “One-Room Schoolhouses” display.
View the work of Vermont artisans Dolores Furnari (theorem painting), Lisa Rovi (folk art ornaments), Marianne Fassett (quilling/paper curling), Ellen Denton (fall pressed leaf cards), and Georgia Brehm (chair caning).
Special guests include Anne Collins, author of the acclaimed Vintage Pies. A resident of Cornwall, Collins has degrees in engineering, but her true love is pie, and she has been collecting recipes and baking pies since childhood. At 11 a.m., she will tell stories about the old recipes she has discovered and share samples of some of her favorites.
Linda Radtke presents “Vermont History Through Song” at 1:30 p.m. Host of Vermont Public Radio’s “Choral Hour,” Ms. Radtke brings Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about songs found in the Vermont Historical Society’s collection of sheet music.
The Anything Apple Recipe Contest winner will be announced at 12:45 p.m. Call 802-672-3773 for details.
The Coolidge Site is located at 3780 VT-100A, Plymouth. For further information, call 802-672-3773 or visit HistoricSites.Vermont.gov.

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