Take a bite out of autumn at annual Apple Festival

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church has announced the forthcoming of its annual Apple Festival, to be held on the Monroe Green Sept. 6 and 7. This year’s event will feature an extensive variety of art and crafts from local and out of state artisans, the church’s famous baked goods, locally grown apples and cider and pies, plus children’s games, raffle prizes and more.

The two-day event is held annually, the weekend after Labor Day. This year’s festival takes place on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More than 85 Crafters will display a variety of original wares, including clothing, jewelry, pottery, home decor items, gourmet food products and more. In addition, the church’s Country Kitchen will present a variety of apple treats, including pies, tarts, jams, cookies and caramel apples to name a few. Apple Central will offer local fresh apples, cider and other apple-related treats.

In addition, there will be an extensive snack bar providing hot and cold beverages, freshly prepared food and snacks. Mums will be up for sale in a variety of colors. St. Peter’s proudly supports locally grown items, according to the church.

The Sunday of the Apple Festival, St. Peter’s worship service will be at 9 a.m. on the green. The annual festival represents a year’s worth of planning and hard work by the members of the congregation and it stems from a tradition of offering a festival that started sometime in the 1950s.

“All the effort is worth it,”   said St. Peter’s Rector the Rev. Kurt Huber. “Each year we have more volunteers, the festival seems to grow bigger and better, attracting more visitors. We are truly blessed, and very pleased with the response from Monroe and the surrounding communities. It’s fun.”

The festival will have free admission and free parking.  For more information call Judy Hamilton at 203-268-4265 or visit stpetersonthegreen.com.