Monday, October 5, 2009

Apple Harvest Festival

There is an annual Apple Harvest Festival in downtown Southington that apparently is a pretty big deal. A lot like the Apple Blossom Festival in Wenatchee, with booths and music and a parade. It's two weekends long and Joe is actually hosting a booth there next weekend to promote chiropractic, so we decided we should go check it out this weekend.

It rained all day on Saturday, so we went yesterday - Sunday - with Ava loaded up in her carrier, of course. :) It was pretty fun. They had a great band playing in the beer garden, and then farther down the road they had a "Southington Icon" competition going on. It was fun to watch, but those people would never make it all the way, let me tell you. :)

Joe in front of the stage.

They sell all things apple there - apple slices with caramel sauce, apple cider donuts, apple crisp, everything. But what they are known for is their apple fritters. We thought we would stop by and get one... and then we saw the line. It stretched all the way down the length of the festival. It had to be at least a 45-minute wait. I was in shock. Those must be some good f'ing fritters!

We didn't wait in line, too crazy, but we did get an apple crisp and apple cider donuts. And since Joe will be working there next weekend, he's going to try to catch them right when they open or something and try one without braving the line.

It was nice to get out and Ava did REALLY good with all the commotion. This is the first time we have taken her anywhere and she even let a couple people pet her! She is getting so much better, I can just feel it! (Now if we can just put some weight on her...)

Us girls...

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