By JESSICA CAREY
This weekend, Evan’s Orchard and Cider Mill will be hosting their 11th annual Apple Festival. Evan’s Orchard produces locally grown fruits, vegetables, and some locally produced meats. This year will mark the 12th year since the Orchard and Cider Mill has opened in Georgetown. The festival this weekend serves as a “kickoff” for the fall season and is sure to be lled with fun events and plenty of apples for everyone! The festival will present the public with various activities both Saturday and Sunday. Some of these exciting happenings include live music Saturday from 12 to 2 p.m., local craft vendors, a new barn yard petting zoo, horse rides, an open play area for the kids and, of course, apple picking. This weekend will be the best weekend of the year to come out and pick plenty of apples. The Sweet Apple Café and Bakery will also be open this weekend, offering plenty of satisfying foods and plenty of sweets, too. The café will have available everything apple, including apple pies and dumplings, freshly made cider, caramel apples and even locally produced pulled pork with apples in it. On top of all these delicious items will be good ole hotdogs and hamburgers. Grab a sandwich, a bag of chips and top it off with a fresh apple cider slushy to make the perfect orchard lunch. The store will also be selling avored honey, apple jams, apple butter and beautiful mums, perfect for the fall season. Who says Georgetown is boring? There’s plenty of fun going on at the farm this weekend at Evan’s Orchard. So, come on out to the apple festival and ll up on cider and pork sandwiches. Pick a few apples and buy some mums for your mum. This weekend promises to provide a lot of fun for the whole gang! Also, don’t miss out on pumpkin picking at the Harvest Festival coming up next month. Stay tuned for more info from the Georgetonian! The festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 9 from noon to 6:00pm. Evan’s Orchard is located about 10 minutes from campus toward Paris. For more information call (502) 863-2255.