Johnny Appleseed Festival

This is my favorite festival of the whole year.  It takes place at Mapleside Farms in Brunswick, Ohio on Pearl Road (82).  To me, it signifies fall, my favorite season.  It is very family/kid oriented, but it is still a good, relaxing time for adults.  Plus, it is where I get my caramel apples, apple cider, apple butter, candy corn, and fudge.  This year we also got a sampling of teas from one of the vendors.

This year it was really rainy, but oh well.  First we grabbed some food: a cheese pizza and fries.  The hot apple cider was perfect for the weather.

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After eating we checked out the barn.  We ended up getting some candy, fudge, and popcorn butter from here.

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Gourds!!

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After checking out all the vendors and a little petting zoo, we headed down to pumpkin village.

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You could either walk down the hill or go down the slide, but with the rain the slide was closed.

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Cute wood carvings.

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We went on a horse drawn covered wagon ride through the orchard.

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There were two corn mazes.  The first one we went in wasn’t much of a maze, but it had a cute little story in it.

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It was about how an odd, square pumpkin that ends up saving the day.

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Corn!

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The second corn maze was much more maze-like.

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Then we rode the cows around the orchard.

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Random.

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View from the top of the hill.

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We saved all the shopping for last.  First we went into the restaurant and ate some apple perogies and jalapeno apple pie.

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Behind the restaurant is the bakery and the produce section along with other interesting condiments and desserts.  They used to have a gift shop, but they got rid of it.

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We left with some yummy treats and had a good time.  🙂

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I have uploaded some photos from this festival from a couple years ago.  I got some good pictures and it was sunny AND they had zombie paintball.  😀

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