The 38th Vermont Apple Festival & Craft Show returned from its hiatus on October 8th! It was a sunny but cool day with much excitement in the air.
The gym, cafeteria, and outside areas at Riverside Middle School were filled with craft vendors, food vendors, kid activities, and more. There were apple pies from Wellwood Orchard for sale in the gym; apple crisp sold in the lobby made by the talented Culinary Students led by Chef Dave from River Valley Tech Center; and a cider pressing demo outside led by John Harmer and his students from River Valley Tech Center. Thank you ALL!
The flow of visitors was steady throughout the day and it felt wonderful to celebrate with the community once again.
There are so many pieces and parts to organizing the Apple Festival and we are so grateful for everyone involved!
Shoutout to our amazing festival sponsors!
APPLE BARREL: HB Energy Solutions, Great Eastern Radio, Mascoma Bank, Whidden Law Office, LLC, Your Hometown Classic Hits - WCFR
Extra Special Thank You to HB Energy Solutions for their assistance with Apple Fest decor, running electricity for vendors and musicians and additional porta-potties for the festival. We appreciate all that you do for us and the community!
GOLDEN APPLE: Black River Coffee Bar, Claremont Savings Bank, North Star Health, One Credit Union, Turning Point Recovery Center
RED APPLE: 802 Credit Union, Bibens Home Center, Lawrence & Wheeler, a Division of the Richards Group, PRIMERICA/Debra Cox, Springfield Housing Authority
GREEN APPLE: All Seasons Construction, Cabot, Cota & Cota, Jerry Farnum State Farm, Lamb and McNaughton, PC, Muse & Associates Real Estate, Parker & Ankuda, PC, Senior Solutions, Springfield Food Co-op, Springfield Regional Development Corp, Springfield Reporter, Ultimate Auto Body, Vermont Timber Works, Windsor County Mentors, Woodbury Florist
APPLE SEED: Springfield Family Center, Springfield Rotary Club
Thank you to our Board Members - Sue Dana (Senior Solutions), Amy Duffy (Edward Jones), Marlo Mora (Mascoma Bank), Cas Krupinsky (Pearl Street Creatives), Mike Dion (Indelible, Inc.), Mike Schmitt (Black River Coffee Bar, and Chris Maggiolo (Black River Innovation Campus)
Thank you to our parking crew! Jeff Mobus (Springfield Rotary Club), Liz & Keith Carey (Springfield Rotary Club), Sue Dowdell (Springfield Rotary Club), Debbie Cox (Springfield Rotary Club), and friend of the Chamber, Phil Drinker
Thank you to Jessica Martin & Springfield On The Move for the use of a few safety vests for our parking crew
Props to the school maintenance crew - Tim, Gary, Marsha, Dan, Dana, Brad & Alicia
And to the school cafeteria crew - Elizabeth, Sarah, Joe & Rosie
Thank you to Olivia Satti, Christian Craig, and all the staff at Edgar May Health and Recreation Center for the return of the Fastest Kid in Town Race!
We were blessed with many student volunteers from Springfield High School - they helped with set-up to tear-down and so many things in between - Thank you to Jen Wasyliko, SHS Librarian, and her student volunteers!
Thanks to Bill & June Brink (Bill Brink Music) for setting up the live music inside the gym!
Hats off to our pie judges that tasted and judged 20 pies - June Brink (friend of the Chamber), Sherri Nichols (SSD Superintendent) & Kristy Kayser!
Our pie contest winners were Traditional 1st place: Vicki Ball, Traditional 2nd place: Daniela Kazach, and Traditional 3rd Place: Luna Burkland. There were no non-traditional entries this year.
Overall, it was a fantastic event and we look forward to seeing everyone next year!
For more photos from this year's Vermont Apple Festival & Craft Show, please visit our Facebook page.