Johnny Appleseed Festival
Weber's Farm, Procter Ln, Parkville, MD 21234
September 22nd and 23rd, 2018 - 10 am to 5 pm
Do you remember the story of Johnny Appleseed from your childhood?
Johnny Appleseed, who's real name was John Chapman, traveled around the country planting apple seeds. John Chapman was a pioneer of sorts, a nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Ontario, Indiana, Illinois as well as West Virginia.
In actual fact, John Chapman did not randomly plant apple seeds. He researched and found vacant plots of land and created apple orchards. The apples he planted weren't the eating kind, they were sour apples for making apple brandy (apple jack) and hard cider.
National Johnny Appleseed Day is September 26.
This weekend you may well be able to find a modern day Johnny Appleseed at Weber's Farm. Johnny Appleseed Festival is a family friendly event. A ticket is required and you can purchase them onsite in the market. The ticket includes a hay ride, admission to the barn yard featuring a straw maze and mini straw maze, duck races, hill side slide and much more. Live Bluegrass music will be provided by Satyr Hill Band on both days from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm.