America’s Largest Apple Festival

Apples are awesome, Gettysburg is awesome. It just makes sense that the 50th anniversary of the largest apple festival in America in Gettysburg would be awesome….It was!

There are so many people that go to this event they have fields full of cars for parking. They had quite a few RVers camping out in the parking lot. They have buses that are constantly taking people to and from the event just down the street. DSC_0006DSC_0157 DSC_0011I thought this was a neat creation. I opened the door and it was a closet type storage unit, very funny!

They had a few different stages of live music. One was devoted entirely to Blue Grass. Apparently it’s popular in this region because it was packed most of the day.

DSC_0144The main headline for the music was Brittany Opperman. We really enjoyed listening to her and her band. She’s extremely talented and her drummer really rocked the place!

10685510_1489801457939992_3573907747386738825_nDSC_0191DSC_0026They had a great puppet show going on for kids. DSC_0055If there is a Zombie Apocalypse I want this guy on my side.

DSC_0075They had Indian Dancers performing. DSC_0081I grew up snowmobiling in Minnesota. It’s one of my favorite outdoor activities. I was happy to see they have snowmobiling in Pennsylvania. In fact, the Snowmobiling Club of Adams County let me know they have a trail just a few miles north of Gettysburg. DSC_0091There is fair food… and then there is pumpkin funnel cakes! Epic. DSC_0106They had an entire field of cars for the car show. photo 5 (1)Santa must have taken a break from the North Pole to come look at the classic cars.

DSC_0129Well this is unique…

DSC_0134DSC_0138DSC_0146They had a petting zoo and really neat crafts for kids. They even had a live band in the kids barn. Kids can ride horses and get a hug from a big apple.

photo 2 (21)DSC_0170DSC_0150Apple cotton candy, wow!  DSC_0232 DSC_0235DSC_0240After the apple festival we went downtown Gettysburg to grab a bite to eat. We found a great local restaurant called The Garryowen. It has a cool vibe and the food was outstanding. DSC_0248DSC_0255 DSC_0262DSC_0040

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