Nobleboro Historical Society’s annual AppleFest will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nobleboro Central School and the Nobleboro Historical Society Historical Center.
The 2018 AppleFest is dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Nobleboro Historical Society, which was established in 1978. This happened at a special town meeting that also authorized the use of the town’s Bicentennial Commission account to purchase the old Hawthorne schoolhouse on Lower Cross Road and move it in front of Nobleboro Central School.
The voters approved using the old schoolhouse as a historic reference center for the public and as a repository for historical memorabilia and vital town records. The AppleFest celebration was created later that year.
As always, AppleFest will have food and entertainment for everyone and a time to visit with neighbors; listen to the Playin’ Possum Band’s down-home music; get a homemade apple pie, apples, and cheddar cheese from Beth’s Farm; and enjoy lunch, hot cider, and one of Fondy York’s fresh hot doughnuts. All the very original handmade crafts, many silent auction items, and local business tables will offer special things for people to buy.
The Nobleboro Central School eighth-graders will have a food table to support their class project. It is always a fun Saturday event for the community. Admission is free and there will be drawings for prizes, too.
The proceeds from AppleFest will go to support the society’s scholarships for Nobleboro students and residents, the preservation of local history, and the educational programs for Nobleboro Central School students and the public – and also to support the Nobleboro Central School eighth-grade class project.
For more information, call Mary Sheldon at 563-5376.