Of course, a variety of apples will be sold by Villa Orchard. Festival-goers also can cart home pumpkins, chrysanthemums and more fall decorations.
About 40 crafts booths will offer everything from handmade jewelry and original paintings to fudge, preserves and holiday decor. Other booths will tout area businesses and organizations. Crafts booth space still can be reserved by calling Jay Reichmuth at Weigel Funeral Home, 934-3201.
Southeastern Indiana YMCA Master George Dwenger and his students will present small martial arts demonstrations periodically in the booths area. A spectator “can break a board for a fee” and students will lead a few games as well.
It’s the ninth year for a raffle with three cash prizes ($500, $250 and $100) that will benefit Kiwanis scholarships and youth programs and Batesville Soccer Club field improvements and equipment. Tickets at $1 each or six for $5 may be purchased from members beforehand or at the Kiwanis cashier’s table in the pavilion.
Debbie Blank can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-934-4343, Ext. 113.
Applefest Liberty Park, Batesville Saturday, Sept. 28 9 a.m. - Trail Trek 11 a.m. - Fest and food booths open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. - Wheat grinding with Matt Nobbe, pioneer tents Noon-1 p.m. - Rhythm instrument making with Larry Dimick, pioneer tents 1 p.m. - Royalty pageant, pavilion stage 1-2:30 p.m. - Butter making with Emsweller family, pioneer tents 2:30 p.m. - Hoosier Hoedowners Dance Troop, outside food court 3-5 p.m. - Hogeye Navvy, outside food court Sunday, Sept. 29 11 a.m. - Booths open Noon-1 p.m. - Folk musician Larry Dimick, pavilion stage 1 p.m.- Corvette Club of Hamilton, Ohio, cruise-in 1-2 p.m. - Eureka Band, outside food court 3:30 p.m. - Raffle drawing