Apple Harvest Festival jam packed with fun

By Allison Richmond | Oct 17, 2016
"Ma Butter" stirring up fresh apple butter to serve over fried apple pies.

Tens of thousands of guests delighted in this year's Apple Harvest Festival in downtown Waynesville. Main Street was packed with people wandering from vendor to vendor, perched on curbs, snacking on delicious festival food and hauling their treasures back to their cars.

All manner of treasures were to be found from handcrafted wooden items for the home to candles, jewelry and knitted goods. Then there was the food, so much good food, most of its centered around apples. Fried apple pies, apple butter, and bags and bags of fresh apples from Barber Orchards.

Judging by the difficulty parking anywhere downtown, the festival was a rollicking success.