Sunday, Oct 20, 2019 at 12:00pm
100 Craft Booths, 20+ food booths, Carnival Rides And More!
Always interested in how they could give back to their local community, Billy and Kathy Reid started the Apple Festival as way to invite the community together to celebrate, educate, and provide for one another. Together they visited area festivals to see what they could offer to bring their community together on their family farm. With connections through family and friends they organized crafters, food booths, wagon rides, etc … and the Apple Festival was born on an idea of giving back, promoting homegrown produce, as well as a whole lot of community help!
The Apple Festival was originally going to be christened The Pumpkin Festival due to being held in the Fall of the year, but was changed just one week prior to the festival’s debut.The Reid’s decided to go with the name The Apple Festival because after all, “That’s what we’re all about!
The Apple Festival started off with a mere 20 craft booths, three little rides for the younger children, and approximately 8 food booths.The Thruston Fire Dept has also attended the past 20 years to teach fire safety and to be on hand for minor emergencies.
Carnival Rides: A local family business, Casey Rides, has provided entertainment for children from the very first year.The first year they started off with 3 little rides for the younger children.Today they bring around 20 rides And activities for all age groups.
As Reid’s farm operation grew they added a playground, “Reidland,” which provided an opportunity for another fund raiser for a nonprofit group. This area also includes a petting zoo and horse rides. Our Events Building added a larger picnic area for the festival where we also host several bands for entertainment.
An event that has something for the whole family, Reid’s Apple Festival draws people from the community and many neighboring states. With more than 20 food booths, 100 crafts booths, various entertainment, demonstrations and carnival rides you’ll surely find something to do.
JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR