49th Annual Kentucky Apple Festival is underway

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

The 49th Annual Apple Days festival is underway in Johnson County. It features just about all kinds of food made with an apple.

The festival is a tourist draw and helps raise money for local organizations.

Vendors say this year they are selling record amounts of food.
Members of the Fairview Freewill Baptist Church have cooked 250 cases of apple butter.

"It's going out of here as quick as we can give it out," said Pastor Joe Harmon.

Many of the vendors are churches, charities, or other non-profit organizations. The money from the food sales goes a long way to helping each organization serve the community.

"This produces some of the revenue they use for the kids, things like uniforms. This makes a big difference for the kids," said Josh Fannin with the Johnson County Youth Softball and Baseball League.

People from all over the country are at the festival.

Donald Johnson from Columbus, Ohio said, "lot of fun, enjoy coming down."

Many say this is a Johnson County tradition they would never miss. "I've been coming as long as I can remember, and my favorite thing is the food," said Pastorn Harmon.

The festival also has arts and crafts, games and rides, and music.

The parade is on Saturday.

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