Celebrating the Apple

The Bayfield, WI, Apple Festival was my inspiration while writing Ch. 13 of FAMILY TREES. I have been attending the event since childhood, and look forward to returning again this year!

Excerpt from FAMILY TREES:

It was the first weekend in October, which meant Bayfield’s annual Applefest celebration was in full swing. Everywhere Shelby looked, people crowded together along Main Street eating a gastronomical hodgepodge of smoked turkey legs, kettle corn, and sausage. The crisp air was ripe with a pungent blend of charcoal and fry bread, brown butter, and cinnamon. 

And then there were the apples. Thousands of them. Carameled and quartered. Candied and spiced. Pies, sundaes, streusel, and brats. Transient vendors peddled apple bakers, peelers, corers, and dippers. And in the center of it all, the Big Top Chautauqua band played bluegrass from a flatbed truck.

For more information about the event: Bayfield Apple Festival