Editor's Note: The following information was provided to Patch via a news release.
It won’t just be the weather you are enjoying at the 27th Annual Apple Harvest Festival. This year you can mark “more than 50 apple varieties” on your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come to Retzer Nature Center, S14W28167 Madison Street in Waukesha, for tons of apple fun.
Not only can you choose from more than 50 varieties of apples in the apple market, you can indulge in delicious homemade apple pie and caramel apples, or grab some apple cider to go. More than 4,000 people are expected to attend this family oriented, educational and social festival sponsored by AppleTree Credit Union and the Waukesha County Park System. This annual event is a local favorite and has something for the whole family.
Bring the whole family together with the folk music of Apple Jam from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Ken Lonnquist from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Children are sure to enjoy the special Children’s Area, full of crafts, games and horse-drawn wagon rides from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Visit the craft fair for demonstrations by numerous art and craft vendors, stroll down Scarecrow Lane or join a guided hike at 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. or 2:15 p.m. Then head indoors for a half-hour showing of “3-2-1 Blastoff” at the Charles Z. Horwitz Planetarium. Shows start every half-hour from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased for $2.00.
Enter a pie in the apple pie baking contest by 10:30 a.m. and have it judged at 11 a.m. It’s always fun to watch the judges enjoy every bite of the contestants’ pies.
The admission fee is $5 per car to attend this event. For more information, we invite you to call Retzer Nature Center at (262) 896-8007 or visitwww.waukeshacountyparks.com.
As an added bonus, show an AppleTree Credit Union membership card and receive a free admission into Apple Harvest Festival. Free admission is as easy as utilizing any service that AppleTree Credit Union offers. For information on rates and programs please visit 2440 N. Grandview Blvd. in Waukesha or 11133 W. Greenfield Ave. in West Allis, or AppleTree Credit Union’s website at www.appletree.org.
Retzer Nature Center is a part of the Waukesha County Park System, which is a natural resource based park system that demonstrates stewardship while providing recreational and educational opportunities. For more information, visit our web site at www.waukeshacountyparks.com.