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Annual Apple Festival begins Saturday
The 32nd annual Apple Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday.
“The food is incredible, the shopping experience is exciting and it’s also a great place to meet with old friends,” said Joyce Eshelman the event chair.
This year the festival will feature over 200 booths with categories like jewelry, crafts, books and much more.
Some of the vendors include Lindsay Dion’s Stained Glass, the Tule River Tribe’s Baskets and Beadwork and Nosey & Friends Publishing Company with their book about Animals at the Fresno Zoo. Apple products for this year include whole apple pies, apple breads, apple funnel cakes, the Veteran of Foreign Workers (VFW) apple burritos, etc. Pies will be sold by the Springville Women’s Club and the Springville Community Club.
The booths open at 9 a.m. on both days and some of Saturday’s highlights include the following. At 7 a.m. the Springville Mountain Lions Pancake Breakfast begins followed by the 8 a.m. Apple Run which is a foot race and at 10 a.m. the Apple Run Awards will begin. From noon to 2 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. there will be live music from the Wild Oats Band.
At 10 a.m. on Sunday is the Fat Tire Classic at Rio Vista Avenue. The 8-mile bicycle course includes obstacles such as climbs and fast paced descents. Check-in begins at 8 a.m., and the categories are expert, sport, beginner, single speed and Clydesdale. The age groups are as follows; 12-18, 19-34, 35-44, 45-54 and 55 and up. Awards will be given for the top three finishers in each category and there will also be a raffle and a cash prize for the King and Queen of the hill. A registration fee of $40 is required. For those under 12 there will be a free kid’s race run by the California Highway Patrol. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the race begins at 9:30 a.m.
Other Sunday, events include; the 7 a.m. Springville Mountain Lions Pancake Breakfast. At high noon the Fat Tire Classic Race Awards at Rio Vista Avenue will commence and from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. will be live music from Chaparell.
Family Town, for those with children, will be available both days at Sequoia Dawn and will provide games and rides. Free parking will be available at the rodeo grounds and Eagle Mountain Casino will provide shuttle service.
For more information visit http://springville.ca.us.