AppleFest will take place Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nobleboro Historical Center and the Nobleboro Central School gym. This is the 14th year that the Nobleboro Historical Society has held this event and everyone is welcome to visit with friends and neighbors and enjoy music by Playin’ Possum and Fondy York’s delicious hot doughnuts.
There are 90-plus homemade apple pies, turkey sandwiches, and lunch at the Nobleboro eighth-grade food table, plus Nobleboro Historical Society books and maps, Kieve-Wavus’ kids games and face-painting, Beth’s apples and cider, 11 local business tables, the Nobleboro Fire Department, Thanksgiving-basket raffle tickets, Midcoast Lyme disease information, Nobleboro Baptist Church table, handmade crafts, and a big silent auction. (Remember: Christmas is about 12 weeks away.)
There are about 100 silent auction items from generous local companies and individuals, including more than 50 gift certificates from favorite Midcoast businesses. The silent auction items are listed on the Nobleboro Historical Society website, nobleborohistoricalsociety.org, at the AppleFest icon.
Al O’Donnell will have an exhibit of antique guns like the ones used at D-Day 75 years ago at the historical center, located front of the school. He will give two presentations about the weapons. The museum has many items that tell the story of Nobleboro’s past, along with maps and books about Nobleboro.
AppleFest supports $1,000 scholarships for Nobleboro residents and society members, along with classes for Nobleboro Central students, programs for the public, and preserving the history of Nobleboro, one of Maine’s many special small towns. Nobleboro Central School is located at 198 Center St., Nobleboro. For more information, call Mary Sheldon at 563-5376.