Fall is upon us, if one can trust the signs: cooler temps, brightly colored leaves on the ground, and the arrival of celebrations like the upcoming 36th annual Lenox Apple Squeeze Harvest Festival, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 26th and 27th, in Lenox, MA!
It is community celebrations like the annual Lenox Apple Squeeze Harvest Festival that make the passing of summer into fall not a bittersweet change but a happy and fun one. Something people from around the region – and even the country – look forward to all summer long. Who isn’t relieved to have another reason to leave the stifling confines of the city to relish the natural beauty of the Berkshires?
One of the best fall festivals the Berkshires have to offer, the Lenox Apple Squeeze Festival is an opportunity to experience the sensorial panoply of a Berkshires autumn in all its splendor, the quaint and warming fun of small-town Americana that Lenox offers year-round, plus all sorts of delicious apple treats, from ciders to pies, to caramel covered apples and – yep: even apple pizza!
But the Lenox Apple Squeeze Harvest Festival is not just about apples – oh, no.
The apple harvest may be the weekend’s impetus but Lenox Apple Squeeze Harvest Festival is a weekend of activities and attractions, like the street vendors selling handmade crafts, sculptures, and original art work, handcrafted jewelry, textiles, wood carvings, leather goods, and hand woven fabrics.
Along with traditional – and deliciously non-traditional – apple dishes, drinks, and treats, you’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy foods, wines, beers, and other local and regional foods from local farmers’ harvests along with the results of their timeworn, home recipes. The Great Apple Chili Contest, in particular, is a real treat, especially if you’ve never tasted this delightful, spicy delicacy. Yum!
And entertainment! Your toes will never stop their tapping as live bands playing everything from pop, rock, jazz, country, and bluegrass will be there to entertain and enliven your weekend fun. Don’t miss out!
Lenox Apple Squeeze Harvest Festival
September 26th and 27th – 10am to 5pm
For more info: lenox.org/apple-squeeze-2015
Lenox Apple Squeeze Lodging
As of this writing, Applegate Inn in Lee, MA – just 10 minutes drive away from the Lenox Apple Squeeze Festival – still has rooms available … but we wont for long! Book now to assure your room at our Select Registry property. Applegate Inn is a Berkshires bed & breakfast offering eleven beautifully appointed suites with modern conveniences in the warmth of a traditional setting. Reserve your room at Applegate Inn, now!