Applefest celebration is Saturday, Sunday in Weston Parade is 10 a.m. on Saturday 10.3.18
Celebrating 30 years, the Applefest celebration in Weston is ready to roll this weekend.
The heavily-attended event is set for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 in downtown Weston. Activities run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Weston’s Applefest is known throughout the region as one of the best fall festivals in Missouri.
Visitors are encouraged to be early on Saturday morning to enjoy Weston’s hometown parade at 10 a.m. along Main Street. The Saturday parade will feature antique tractors, classic cars, fire trucks and bands.
There will be more than 80 arts and craft booths along Main Street to peruse and attendees are also encouraged to browse the many unique Weston shops.
A mini hay baler will be demonstrating and selling hay bales. Visitors can watch apple butter being made over an open fire and purchase a jar to take home. Kids may enjoy the apple press to see how apple cider is made.
Weston’s well-known apple dumplings, apple pies and cookies will be available through local churches. There will be food available at the Applefest Food Court or enjoy a meal in one of Weston’s restaurants.
Children’s activities each day will include fun in the park such as pony rides, face painting, straw bale maze, pumpkin painting, and agriculture education interactive games.
There will be parking attendants helping with parking and questions. Hwy. JJ will be open in order to access the Holladay Distillery and Eventful at Locust Grove. Welt Street will have two way-traffic to access Green Dirt Farm Creamery.
If entering town on Hwy. JJ, you will be directed back out to Welt Street to Hwy. 45 and satellite parking. There is no traffic or public parking downtown. Park in assigned lots.
Satellite parking, including disability parking, is available to the public with free bus shuttle to and from the event from the Snow Creek Ski area.