A large crowd covered the Monroe Green on the sunny opening day of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s annual Apple Festival Saturday.
Families sat at tables and ate apple crisp with ice cream, burgers, chicken fingers and candy apples, while others shopped for clothing and jewelry at vendors’ tents, learned about community organizations and bought flowers and mums.
Girls from Monroe Dance Academy put on a show and the City South Steel Orchestra played caribbean music.
“The weather is awesome,” said the Rev. Kurt Huber, rector of St. Peter’s. “It’s a nice fall event. The humidity is low, the sun is out.”
Huber said children, seniors and even dogs attended the event. “The wide diversity of Monroe is here and it’s great to see,” Huber said.
The festival continues this Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.