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The big apple festival in Pa.

April 29, 2007|By [LORI SEARS]

Are Galas, Fujis, Granny Smiths, Staymans and Romes the apples of your eyes? Then you'll want to visit the Adams County Apple Blossom Festival at the South Mountain Fairgrounds near Arendtsville, Pa., on Saturday and May 6. You might not know where to begin -- gastronomically speaking -- when you see the delectable apple delights being offered. Try the apple sundae, the apple crisp or apple pie. Have a bit of apple butter or some apple dumplings. Or enjoy fresh apple cider or apple juice. Still hungry? Plenty of other foods will be available, as well.

Visitors can also take free bus tours through the 20,000 acres of fruit orchards, compete in apple-bobbing or apple pie-eating contests, see agricultural exhibits and more. Folks can browse arts and crafts, watch artisan demonstrations, catch live musical entertainment, take wagon rides, visit a petting zoo, see puppet and magic shows and more.

The festival runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. The fairgrounds are off Route 234 by Arendtsville, Pa., which is about 10 miles northwest of Gettysburg. Call 717-677-7444.

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