For 26 years, the Reformed Church of New Paltz has hosted the annual Apple Festival on Huguenot Street. This year, the already popular Apple Festival will re-brand itself as Applestock. The event will be on Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Huguenot Street will be closed from Brodhead to in front of the Abraham Hasbrouck house. Admission is free.
New to Applestock is a beer, cider and spirits-tasting tent. For a $5 fee, attendees can enter and sample a number of locally produced craft beverages from Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider, Bradley Farm and RB Brew, Adirondack Brewery, Chatham Brewery and 1911 Spirits.
A children’s drop-off service will be offered along with a variety of activities for kids. The Bruderhof will supply face painting and kids can paint pumpkins and play games.
Church volunteers will bake apple pies and make apple fritters to sell, with apples donated by Dressel Farms. (In one past Apple Festival on Huguenot Street some 700 pounds of apples made it into pies.)
There will be live music performances all day by Wind and Stone, Mars America, John Steffens, New Paltz Rock, Clubswing, Sherry Kitay, Laila Mach and Euclid.