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girl "bobbing" for apples at applefest


Saturday, September 28
9:00 am - 5:30 pm


Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States

New extended hours! 9am-5:30pm

Celebrate the arrival of Fall in the 1875 town of Walnut Hill during our annual Applefest! Try your hand at stirring the copper kettle of apple butter, take your turn cranking the cider press, and try some tasty apple fritters. Family fun also includes apple bowling, cooking demonstrations, bobbing for apples, and a special visit from Snow White. Watch the Walnut Hill Bluestockings compete in an 1870s-rules baseball game at 1:30pm. Apples, pies, fudge, and more will be available for purchase from Iowa Orchard. The Machine Shed will be serving lunch from 11am- 2pm. Event activities are included in regular admission to Living History Farms.

Contributing  Sponsors – Jester Insurance, Renewal by Andersen

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