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 assisting our historic interpreters as they plan for the winter ahead. Purchase apples and other goodies from Iowa Orchard in the Visitor Center. Event activities are included in regular admission to Living History Farms.
Endorsing Sponsor: Rainbow Child Care Center
Contributing Sponsor: Jester Insurance
Event Partners: Iowa Orchard, The Outside Scoop, Machine Shed Restaurant
Apple Activities in 1875 Walnut Hill Town:
These activities are from 10am-3pm, unless otherwise noted.
Snow White from Storybook Adventures – Picnic Shelter, 11am-2pm
Machine Shed Catered Lunch
Available for purchase from 11am-2:30pm at the Picnic Shelter. Cash only at Picnic Shelter. Credit cards accepted for lunch tickets at Admissions and Summer Kitchen Snack Shop.
Lunch $6.50 each – choice of Burger, Brat, Hot Dog, or Pulled Pork Sandwich, along with bag of chips, and soda or bottled water.
Volunteer to help us put on a great event on September 22! Positions open include: demonstrating how to make apple butter and apple cider – volunteers will be taught and must be 18 or over. We also need volunteers to help with bobbing for apples and an apple bowling activity for preschool children.