How Do You Like That AppleFest?
October 22, 2018
On October 20, The Downtown Business Council had their annual Chambersburg AppleFest. AppleFest is a family tradition with lots of entertainment, crafts, and food vendors. The festival lasted from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday. The event is free and has many activities for the whole family. The Festival covered around six blocks of downtown Chambersburg with over 180 vendors.
“When we found out we could put a table outside and serve right in the community we jumped on it and we are happy to be out here! ” said Tony Diehl from Denim Coffee.
Denim Coffee is a roaster based in Shippensburg that is taking over C&C Coffee on the square of Chambersburg. Many businesses use the AppleFest as a way to get out in the community and promote their products.
This is the case for Angela Martin, a first-year vendor at the Chambersburg AppleFest with her business Amenity Therapeutic Herbal Wraps.
“It’s going wonderful, I’ve been so busy this morning I haven’t had a chance to eat my lunch … I’ve always visited this Festival and then I started my own business in 2015 and I thought it would be fun to come sell my product,” said Angela.
Some of our own teachers were at the AppleFest, some would say it was a “JB reunion.” James Buchanan Faculty Ms. Amy Violante, Mrs. Lynn Troutman, and Ms. Amanda Kuchinski were at the Apple Festival with their families and friends. Watching the Mar-Le-Nie dance performance was a hit with the James Buchanan Faculty because Troutman’s daughter, Claira, performed.
The food vendors were another big hit with the festival. “I’m coming back later today with my mom and I hope we’ll go to the Falafel Shack vendor… it’s my favorite restaurant.” said Violante.
Along with the Faculty, there were also many students from James Buchanan at the Applefest. Mallory Peck (11) and Madison White (11) were just two of the many students participating in the Apple Festival.
“The AppleFest is tons of fun, it’s a family bonding experience,” Peck (11) said.
She has been going for many years and would even consider it a family tradition. Peck enjoys walking around and looking at all the different products people are selling.
Next October, put AppleFest in your calendar for a memorable experience.