Applecrest Harvest Festival...Hampton Falls NH

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Applecrest Harvest Festival...Hampton Falls NH

For 37 years, the Applecrest Harvest Festival has been hosted by Applecrest Farms in Hampton Falls, NH. Applecrest is not only the oldest and largest apple orchard in New Hampshire, it is also the oldest continuously operated orchard in America.

Proudly owned by four generations of the Wagner family,People and Pumpkins the Applecrest Harvest Festival is the annual celebration of a year of caretaking and stewardship of their many acres of apple and peach trees, berry bushes, and planting, growing and cultivating summer vegetables, sweet corn, and yes, pumpkins. In fact, many acres of pumpkins. And now its time to kick back and invite the public to share the fruits of this labor.

The Applecrest Harvest Festival begins on the first weekend of September and runs through the end of October on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 5pm. Acres of free parking are available for the hundreds of visitors each day and there is NO admission.

Among the many activities, you will find:Applecrest Crowds

  • Apples, Peaches and Pumpkins for the "do-it-yourself" picker
  • Face painting and scarecrow building for the kids
  • Horse-drawn hayrides
  • Live Bluegrass and Folk music beginning at 1pm
  • Hot cider donuts...One of my FAVORITES
  • Local made ice cream, some made with Applecrest grown fruit
  • Outdoor barbecue with hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages, corn-on-the-cob and steaming clam chowder

Kids Ice Cream CounterApplecrest Farms, not only serves up some fine New England barbecue, but serves the community by providing MANY part time weekend jobs to local teens during the Applecrest Harvest Festival. These kids work hard to serve the crowds of visitors and do so with smiles on their faces.

So round up your kids, your friends and your appetite and spend a little time outdoors at the Applecrest Harvest Festival and have some fun! Only two weekends left!

Southern Rail Bluegrass Band
Bluegrass Band
Pumpkins and Gourds

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Comments (14)

Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Sounds like this should be much fun.  Hope the weather is nice and there is a big turnout.

Oct 20, 2011 08:18 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Richard - Thanks for stopping by. Actually, the weather has been pretty good so far on the weekends. We went last Saturday and had a great time. We will probably get out one more time before the Festival ends. Hope your weekend is awesome!

Oct 20, 2011 09:25 AM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Not fair, John, hot cider doughnuts AND homemade ice cream, that is just too cruel when I'm down here in Florida.

Oct 21, 2011 04:43 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi John,

You sure make all the magic of childhood come alive to people of all ages on this post!

This event looks like it is fun, exciting, and enjoyable for all! When shopping for an exciting place to live, all people need to do is to follow you on ActiveRain!

Oct 21, 2011 06:42 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Toni - These doughnuts are the same recipe my mother used when we were young. Just wonderful memory food. Applecrest is best when there is just a nip in the air. The food always seems to taste a little better. In addition to the apples, jams and jellies, cider and sweet confections, Applecrest is also famous for their pies. I think I'm putting on weight just typing this :)

Hi Patricia - Thank you so much for stopping by today. I have been following similar events posted by people from all over AR and I just wanted to remind everyone that we have this wonderful harvest tradition here in New England as well. I especially love the rich history of Applecrest - the oldest continuously operated orchard in America. When you are ready to return to your New England roots, it would be my pleasure to help you find your perfect home. (Big smile)

Oct 21, 2011 07:23 AM
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

John ~ I want to go to this festival!!!  I love that photo of the pumpkins.  They look like they have bad acne!!!

Oct 21, 2011 04:59 PM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Dawn - We look forward to Fall because of the Harvest Festival! Come on out, you'll have a ball!Gourds

Oct 21, 2011 10:19 PM
Kenneth Cole
Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, - Staten Island, NY
NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Good morning John;  Looks like a great time to visit the seacoast of New Hampshire

Oct 23, 2011 12:51 AM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

John - I love New Hampshire in the fall - it's so beautiful. Applecrest Harvest Festival looks like such a fun event and has all my favorite foods! I love apple picking and go to a local farm each year. Then I come home and make apple pies and apple crisp - nothing like family traditions!

Oct 23, 2011 01:36 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Kenneth - Autumn is certainly my favorite time of the year in New England. Warm days, crisp nights and usually lots of brilliant foliage. This year the color has been a bit subdued with an unusual amount of rain. Hope you have a great week!

Hi Kristine - Oh Kristine! The corn is roasted in the husk over an open fire until blackened! There is nothing like that flavor! I'll bet your apple pie and apple crisp are to die for. Thanks for stopping by!

Oct 23, 2011 06:23 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

John, how could you possibly miss this festival!    FREE admission, and hot cider donuts....can't beat it!

Oct 24, 2011 05:14 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Joan - Happy Monday. Applecrest has the best of everything! I really like that they provide temporary jobs for the kids too. I'm sure many stash the money away for Christmas. Hope your week is great!

Oct 24, 2011 06:39 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Hope the snow didn't hurt the last weekend of the festival too much!  I'm sure there were die hards who made it anyways.

Oct 30, 2011 07:12 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Sharon - I did not make it over to see if they opened on Sunday. With the snow on the fields and parking, I doubt they opened at all. Bet Zack & Jack would love to go there sometime!

Nov 01, 2011 11:41 PM