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Crafters 

Apple Festival, Country Day, Art Show 

Country Day - 2nd Saturday in May - we are looking for crafts and crafters who are skilled in an area appropriate to the time the Mill was built - 1785!  Basket weavers, soap makers, gardeners, leather workers, wood workers, etc.  

Apple Festival - 2nd Saturday in October - we are looking for skilled crafters to participate in our juried craft show.  This is a popular event - apply early (by mid June), popular crafting categories fill up early.  

Crafting Categories that are closed - we will post the crafting categories here as they are filled during the jury application process.  Please do not apply in a category that is closed - we will consider your non refundable application fee a donation and say Thank You

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History of
        Apple Festival 

1979

The Apple Festival is born 

30 Crafters, live demonstrations, apple butter made on site.

Today 

Apple Festival consists of more than 120 skilled crafters, live music, fresh made on site cider donuts, apple butter and cider (hot and cold), milling, blacksmithing and basket weaving demonstrations, kids activities, and history on display in our two museums.   

2012

The Apple Festival has 80 crafters, live music, baked goods, blacksmithing demonstrations and kids activities. 

2015

The Apple Festival expands into the back field expanding to more than 120 crafters.  

2018

The Mill is open for visitors during Apple Festival.  The Mill is once again grinding corn - through the hard work of our volunteers the ability to grind has been restored.  

Get in Touch

609-654-7767

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