It was a jovial atmosphere this Labor Day weekend in Phillipson, MA at the 5th Annual Appleseed Country Fair. People from all over New England gathered at the Red Apple Farm for a taste of real New England culture. With over 13,500 people in attendance, this year marks our largest fair to date!
Those who attended were enthralled with a great variety of entertainment including live music, the 3rd Annual Fiddlefest, and the debut of the John Deere Tractor Pull Challenge. The fair also featured some of the best crafted ales from local breweries and delicious local foods that only the Appleseed Country Fair can bring. The family friendly event also included hay rides, face painting, pumpkin decorating, farm animals and much more.
“The Appleseed Country Fair was a great way to kick off the fall season and promote some of the great things that North Central Massachusetts has to offer,” said Diane Burnette, Manager of the Johnny Appleseed Visitors’ Center and spokesperson for the event. “It was great to see a record number of families out this Labor Day weekend enjoying some of the local flavor that North Central Massachusetts offers.
There were over 50 vendors selling a wide array of products from local produce, to candles and other various arts and crafts. This year’s fair also included an amazing display of WWII memorabilia and military vehicles, and a collection of antique cars and trucks. A special thank you goes out to the following businesses for their fantastic support: Red Apple Farm, Gardner Ale House, CrossFit696, The Padula Brothers, Senior Whole Health, and the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism
The 5th Annual Appleseed Country Fair exceeded expectations and was the start of a great fall season!
For more information on the Appleseed Country Fair, or how to get involved for next year, please contact Diane Burnette at 978.534.2928.