2012 Lincoln County Apple Festival

We attended the 40th Apple Festival at Lincoln county on Saturday.  In comparison to last year’s event it was extremely warm on Saturday, actually felt more like the 4th of July instead of mid September.  They had a good turn out this year and the event drawn more than 75,000 people.

Lee was checking out a Jewelry vendor.

One of my favorite is the funnel cake, and I didn’t suffer too bad from food allergy after eating this.

A simple dessert of Chocolate-covered banana.

Lee has grown a lot this year, she has no interest in making colorful sand art, face painting or dying her hair to blue or green.

The Horseshoe Ministry, the print on his t-shirt read “Reaching the lost, one horseshoe at a time.”

I think most of us were there for the foods, there were long lines especially for the Jumbo Turkey legs.

It’s nice to see familiar faces, I was fascinated by so many varieties of apples when I first saw him several years back.  This is Tom Brown of Heritage Apples and his hobby is finding lost apple varieties.

We bought our apples from Knob’s Creek, and their price is still $10 per bag.

I think this is too funny, I have to show this to Bo’s dad and I think he would probably shake his head.

Since this is the presidential election year, people are out there rooting, and in this case pushing for their candidate.

I’m familiar with cotton and bamboo yarn which are nature fibers, but not llama yarn.

This one is adorable and it would be neat to have as pet.

The line to ride the camel was very long.

I’m glad that I’m not afraid of bees because they were flying everywhere when we approached the Beekeeper’s booths.

I said that I’m not afraid of bees earlier, but certainly not brave enough to hang out with the bees.

The local honey is one of the best and eating local honey is great if you want to avoid seasonal allergies.

Different varieties of peppers on display.

The trash cans were packed to the top, and I would hate to be the cleaning crew.

I’ve never seen a fire-hydrant this tall before.

My dad and second sister taking a break on the way back.  We didn’t think we would make it to this year’s Apple Festival since we were camping at Green Mountain but I’m glad we came out.

Photos were taken with a Canon T2i and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.


  1. There’s really a lot of exicing things going on to this festival.
    One thing I noticed is, that you’re also having good people over there taking care of lost apple varieties. Interesting – I have never heard about any of the apple varieties, seen on the photo!

    • Truels, I have never heard of them either, the ones that we have here are the Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, and Washington Apples. We have many local festival here in the months of September and October, I wish I could attend all of them.

  2. I remember Mr. Tom Brown from your previous visit. It’s really great that he is able to find all those varieties. I heard that there are many type of apples out there, but they just don’t taste very good – thus not marketable.

    Llama yarn is very neat! I would love to knit with them. 🙂

    • cn, Llama yarn makes pretty garment, they had a few on display and it’s too bad that I didn’t take any picture. Mr. Tom Brown has a website applesearch.org and I didn’t realize that there are so many varieties of apples out there.

    • Scott, this is one festival that we look forward to every year, and freshly picked apples taste so much better than store bought ones.

    • Kirk, I didn’t get to ride the camel, after seeing the long line I kind of feel sorry for the camel. I bet it would be ideal to ride in the desert. 🙂

  3. I’m sorry to hear about your food allergy to funnel cake! That would surely make me sad! :-p

    I really like the kid-friendly activities there by hats hard to find amid greasy vendors and cow poop smell at my hometown’s county fair. I’ve been to an Apple Festival but it was more of a big street party for 18-22 year olds. 😉

    • Hi LC, my food allergy is getting better but I’ve not tried the authentic Lao food yet, it will be a while before I could eat Padek and shrimp paste again. The Lincoln apple festival is for the whole family, and they have a good turn out in the last few years that I’ve attended. The next community event in our area is Oktoberfest and I’m looking forward to that. 🙂

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