My understanding of an Applefest would be a festival surrounding the central apple theme. Well in Crossville, Tennessee (bless their hearts) their Applefest had three booths/displays about apples. I don’t think they have but half a dozen apple trees here. The rest of the fest’, perhaps better titled Fall-fest, was really very nice

We’ve been staying at Cumberland Mountain State Park, really another misnomer but I’ll leave that for another time, a beautiful state park with the Jack Nicholas “Bear Trace” Golf course and cabins nestled in the woods.

As far as RV facilities go there are over 100 sites but only about 20 with full-hookups but the rest with water and 50amp service. The festival was a weekend event and I believe this is their 9th year. Despite the lack of booths featuring the central theme the fest itself had lots of craft booths, music, vittles, and a great kids play area.

We had the grandkids John and Christopher along with daughter Christina for the weekend and they rented one of the cool cabins. There was one booth that did feature apples, and this woman made faces from the apples, carving them as Christopher and John looked on with rapt attention.

20120924-101806.jpgThe weather could not have been better. A picture perfect first day of fall, not cool enough during the day for sweaters but certainly at night, I hope this festival continues to grow for Crossville.

20120924-102846.jpgI will say one thing for Crossville, they certainly seem to have more than their fair share of happy and friendly people. Everyplace we’ve gone to be it store, church, walking in the park, everyone is very friendly and seems to be happy. Might be the weather, or the altitude (although it is really not too much more than a hill at just a smidge over 1,800 feet) it really does not matter this place is ‘right friendly!


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NYC Born 27 years USAF retired Major 21 years teaching/17 in a high school now retired
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2 Responses to Festivals

  1. Pat says:

    For a real apple festival you need to come to upstate NY where apples actually grow…

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