2017-10-04 / Community & Local News

Apple Festival closes out museum season

By Dee Menear Irregular Staff Writer


Maine Forestry Museum volunteer Charlie Adkins gives Nathan Smith of Walpole just the right amount of encouragement need to run the apple cider press at the 25th Annual Apple Festival. (Dee Menear photo) Maine Forestry Museum volunteer Charlie Adkins gives Nathan Smith of Walpole just the right amount of encouragement need to run the apple cider press at the 25th Annual Apple Festival. (Dee Menear photo) RANGELEY — The arrival of crisp fall weather over the weekend coincided with the 25th Annual Apple Festival. The festival, hosted by the Maine Forestry Museum, was held on the grounds of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Saturday, Sept. 30.

The one-day festival stated off with its traditional Lumberjack Breakfast and ended with a raffle drawing that included a 50/50 and prizes donated by various museum supporters.

As is every year, the highlight of the day was apple pressing using an old fashioned apple cider press. Those curious to know how the press worked were given a chance to crank the press before taste testing the resulting cider.

The festival also included a pumpkin activity center for children, bake sale, vendors and logging displays.

The fall celebration is the final event of the year for the Maine Forestry Museum. MFM, located at 221 Stratton Road, is closed for the season and will reopen June 2018.

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