St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s annual Apple Festival will ring in the fall season early with baked goods, locally grown apples, cider and pies sold on the historic Monroe Town Green on Saturday, Sept. 7., and Sunday Sept. 8.
The festival also features local and out-of-state vendors selling arts and crafts, children’s games, raffle prizes, entertainment, tables for local nonprofits and more.
The Rev. Kurt Huber, rector of St. Peter’s, said the more than 100 vendors will display a variety of original wares, including clothing, jewelry, pottery, home decor items and gourmet food products among the vast selection.
A local grower will have mums for sale in a variety of colors.
On Saturday, Sept. 7, the festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Food and music
Country Kitchen will present a variety of apple treats, including pies, tarts, jams, cookies and caramel apples. Apple Central offers local fresh apples, cider and other apple related treats.
The festival will also have a snack bar with hot and cold beverages, freshly prepared food and snacks.
The City South Steel Drum Orchestra will perform on Saturday and there will be entertainment on the green each day, in addition to a quilt raffle.
Huber said the Apple Festival is made possible by a year’s worth of planning and hard work by members of the congregation and stems from a tradition of
offering a festival that started in the 1950s.
“All the effort is worth it,” Huber said. “Each year we have more volunteers. The festival seems to grow bigger and better, attracting more visitors. We are truly blessed, and very pleased with the response from Monroe and the surrounding
communities. It’s fun!”
Admission and parking for the festival is free. For information, call the church at 203-268-4265 or visit its website.