First Posted: 9/9/2013 7:41:16 AM | Last Updated: 9/9/2013 7:43:12 AM
One Bad Apple Don't Spoil A Whole Bunch---Girl !
By twomucht | Posted 12 hours ago | Snellville, Georgia
By Tricia Bailey, OurTown National News Editor,
The great city of Hendersonville, North Carolina, is the home of the state's most popular festival of its kind.
For the past 66 years, the Annual Labor Day Apple Festival is observed, like clock work each year, in this quaint, but growing sector of North Carolina. This is a ,'Bucket List Event'.
Well over 300,000 friends and families attended this spectacular event. The mayor was proud to report, "As always there were no bad apples to be found this year at our Apple Festival."
The day long street festival offered over nine miles of joyful bliss. Children of all ages, simply walked around the park, smiled at every opportunity, laughed at some of their neighbors, and learned from others.
These were the perfect needed ingredients for creating long lasting memories, with the aid of over 200 vendors. They ranged from the best local food chefs,numerous unique pieces of arts and crafts, and plenty of souvenirs.
To be sure, there were an abundant of vendors with unlimited number of candy and caramel apples. You could find yourself face-to-face with the state's best apple fritters.
If that was not enough, at every other corner, you could discover dishes, that you never assumed dealing with fresh apples, like apple salsa variety. Without worry, grandma's apple jellies, and jams, were front and center on every vendor's table.
The nightly sweet sounds that filled the air, was provided by several of the Carolina regional best known music entertainer, like The Stephen Farmer’s Band, and The Mighty Kicks.
There so many colorful dancers and cloggers, who made you at least try to take part, even if you had no rhythm. The only activity that perhaps shadowed this grand anniversary was the start of Hendersonville Annual Parade.
Although it is too late to enjoy now, make plans to attend this wonderful occasion next fall !
Here is a hometown favorite recipe:
Awesome Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce
4 Apples (Golden Delicious or Roma)
1 T. Agave
2 t. Cinnamon (more if needed)
1 t. Nutmeg
Wash Apples (Can leave skin on or peel off). Cut apples in medium pieces. In a saucepan place a small amount of water with apples. Add in brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Let simmer for 20-30 min.
Remove from stove and let cool. Serve hot or allow to cool in serving bowls.
*Can add raisins, strawberries, or any desirable fruit