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About the Apple Fest

The LaFayette area has long been recognized as one of the primary apple producing regions of Upstate New York. Its rural atmosphere, rolling hills, and beautiful fall foliage make LaFayette a wonderful setting for one of the northeast's premier arts and crafts show. We celebrate this year by bringing you more crafters than ever before, over 500, and by making numerous improvements to the grounds themselves.

The high quality of the exhibitors, uniqueness of products offered, and diversity make the Apple Fest a hit for everyone! Visitors attend every year from all parts of New York and even New England, while crafters and artisans from numerous states display their wares. This small community has grown accustomed to having 90,000 visitors every Columbus Day weekend.

In addition to the crafts, the Apple Fest also presents many special events and daily features. View some of the most original scarecrows you'll ever see at the Scarecrow Contest. The Apple Queen and Apple Pie competitions are always a hit among the towns people.


Mural by Brett "Somers" Steeves, Artist


Improvements:

Most food venders are convieniently located in a common, central area.
Two lanes of traffic will run South on Tully Farms Rd. to allow faster access to the festival grounds.
As in the past, additional stone has been added to festival roadways to provide better walking surfaces.
Seating has been added here and there to rest those tired feet.
Starting times will again be 9:00 AM both days for early birds and to help spread the crowds. Take advantage of the light early morning traffic and have breakfast on the grounds.
Toilet facilities will be placed in numerous locations to be more accessible.
We'll try our best to have more apple pies available this year!


Tidbits:

The Apple Festival is located within walking distance of the site where the Cardiff Giant was discovered in 1869.
No political activity is allowed at the fest. It's a time for fun.
Sales or solicitation of anything other than by a registered crafter or vender is prohibited.
More than 400 volunteers from 18 non-profit organizations make the festival possible, with teenagers contributing greatly.
Reduced-price presale tickets are available at the LaFayette McDonald's prior to the festival.
Parking next to a "no parking" sign can get you towed.

Festival Volunteers

For questions & comments about the Apple Festival, email the Apple Festival Committee
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