2011 Lincoln County Apple Festival

It was the third Saturday in September and it finally feels like the real Apple Festival, for one thing the weather was a lot cooler this year in comparison to last year’s Apple Festival. It was 56 degrees Fahrenheit (about 13.33 degrees Celsius), my sister and I weren’t dressed for the cooler weather and had to buy sweatshirts there.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/320sec, ISO 400, focal length 140mm, evaluative metering

We got there early and by 10 am the place was packed. It was a grey day and we were expecting some rain in the afternoon.  This is truly a local community event, all food vendors and craft vendors must be from the Lincoln county area.

According to the Lincoln Times, this is the 39th year for the seasonal event, and there’s no doubt that Lincoln County’s much-anticipated annual staple has increasingly ripened over the years from a meager crowd of only 8,000 attendants in 1978.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/22, 1/20sec, ISO 400, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

Crape Myrtle trees are planted on the street and begin to bloom in mid-Summer.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/250sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, evaluative metering

Lee bought their French fries as soon as we got there.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/250sec, ISO 400, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

Then had her hair colored, as you can see blue is her favorite color.  She also had blue feather piece clipped on to her hair, that’s what she was admiring in this photo.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 40mm, evaluative metering

My dad and sister waited patiently since the line was long.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/16, 1/80sec, ISO 400, focal length 23mm, evaluative metering

It’s obvious that we were there for the food, next was the funnel cake.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/160sec, ISO 400, focal length 17mm, evaluative metering

The Can Art is really neat, I like to learn making something like this.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/800sec, ISO 400, focal length 29mm, evaluative metering

Lee bought a black hummingbird, and I bought 2 angels.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, AV, f/8, 1/320sec, ISO 400, focal length 135mm, evaluative metering

It’s amazing what people can do with recycle material, and in this case Can Art proves that you can turn anything into art.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/6.3, 1/500sec, ISO 400, focal length 17mm, evaluative metering

This is real neat also and homegrown from their own backyard.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, AV, f/4, 1/640sec, ISO 400, focal length 126mm, cropped, evaluative metering

There were school marching bands playing.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, AV, f/8, 1/400sec, ISO 400, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

We bought our apples from Knob’s Creek.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/11, 1/250sec, ISO 800, focal length 35mm, cropped, evaluative metering

It was $10 per bag, and we got 3 bags for $24.  I didn’t dare bargain for 4 bags since it was very heavy.  We parked our car at the nearby school and had to walk back with the apples.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, AV, f/16, 1/160sec, ISO 400, focal length 78mm, evaluative metering

It started to drizzle but it didn’t last very long.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, AV, f/16, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 149mm, evaluative metering

I didn’t get to try the southern food, the lines were too long.  We bought domino pizza instead and it was only $10 per tray.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/11, 1/200sec, ISO 800, focal length 40mm, cropped, evaluative metering

10 comments

  1. This festival always on the second weekend of September? Looks like more people are attending it compare to last year. Maybe I’ll go visit my buddy next year on the weekend of this festival.

    For us, the temperature will be in the high 90’s all week.

    • seeharhed, the festival is always on the 3rd Saturday in September whether rain or shine. We went one year and it was pouring rain, needless to say I didn’t get to take any picture. We got there early this year, they were expecting about 80,000 to 100,0000 people attending and from the crowd on Saturday, I think it was that many that showed up. This is the biggest apple festival in this area. I’m actually ready for the cooler weather and looking forward to the Autumn leaves. 🙂

  2. I do not have to buy apples before next year, my apple tree (probably from 1904 like my house??) gives us so many apples, that we can not eat them all. I have started preparing them in small pieces and freeze them – ready for cooking them for apple porridge or cakes through the winter!

    • truels, I’ve always wanted to plant some apple trees but have so little space to work with. It must be nice to have your own apple tree. Besides eating the fruit and juicing it, I’ve not tried to cook with these apples yet, apple porridge sounds interesting and good for the cold winter morning. 🙂

  3. Looks like the festival was a success this year. Lee looks like she really enjoys festival food. 🙂

    We are planning on visiting an organic apple “u-pick” farm soon. Just haven’t made a date yet. Hopefully before all the good fruits are gone.

    Btw, I love the gourd penguin family. Penguins are some of my favorite birds. So cute!

    • Cambree, my sister Bee planted gourd one year and I’ve never thought to paint them before until I saw these penguins. My second sister spotted them and she thought they were adorable also. Lee loves the festival, especially the food. Oktoberfest is coming up and she is looking forward to that.

      I like to visit Knob’s Creek Orchid and I have heard that you can pick it yourself also, but we have to eat all these apples first. It might take a while. 🙂

  4. Hi Nye! Sorry it’s been a while! Beautiful shots! My favorite is where they are sharing the food. It’s so captivating!! Composition and color are great!! Well done!

    Also, I’ve changed my blog page. It’s now http://www.melissa-burns-photography.com. I won’t be using the old one anymore. Check it out! I just completed my first photo post.

    Have a great day!!

    • Thanks Mel, it’s good to hear from you and hope that you are doing well. I really like the picture of my daughter and dad also, I tried to capture moment like this as much as I can.

      I’ve updated my link and will need to checkout your new blog soon. I’m looking forward to learning a thing or two from you. 🙂

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