Apple Butter and
YOU Can Enter!
Pioneer families made a custom of gathering together in the late fall to cook up apple butter from the last apples of the season. It was a practical way to preserve the apples throughout the year and a pleasurable way to preserve community spirit.
Celebrate this fine old tradition with us as we stir up some apple butter the old fashioned way - slowly - in a copper kettle over an open fire. Learn to "start the snitz" and "add the money."
Enjoy hands-on stirring the pot.
Speed Cider Pressing Team Contest @ Los Rios
Fun for All Ages!
At Several Locations Throughout the Glen.
For a Nostalgic View of an Orchard!
How Fast Can You Peel An Apple?
Test Your Skill at
Mom's Country Orchard
On Display and For Sale
at Mom's Country Orchard
Activities will be taking place throughout Oak Glen's five mile scenic loop.
Admission to the Festival is Free; there are small fees for some activities.
Lessons for beginners at 6:30pm. Dance begins at 7pm.
Only $10 per person / $7 with a valid college I.D.
It's a mixture of square dancing and the Virgina Reel. People dance in long lines, couples facing couples across the set. Beginners should come in at 6:30 for basic instruction.
Dennis Riley calls the figures to some of the best New England style dance music you'll ever hear - on C.D. Most of the dances include a walk-thru, so don't be afraid - it's easy. Young children will find this style of dancing a little too advanced so you might want to find a baby-sitter for them. There are lots of teens and college students - along with parents.
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Apple Butter Festival 2012
Fri- Sun Nov 23th - 25th
Dust off your boots and head on over to Los Rios Rancho for some good ol' fashioned country dancin' featuring music by Riley's Mountaineers. Admission to the Apple Butter Hoedown includes Pumpkin Stew served up in large Cinderella pumpkins.
Hoedown at 6:30 pm
At day's end on Saturday, we'll cap off the evening just like our ancestors did...with a good old fashioned hoedown.
Come on out and kick up your heels on the Los Rios dance floor!
True West Stunt Team Pirate Stunt Show
Explosions, High Falls, Gun Fights and Swords.
Show times Sunday 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Santa Makes Annual Visit to
Vintage Fire Engine
It’s going to be a very Merry Christmas at Parrish Pioneer Ranch!
Join us at Parrish Ranch, Saturday, Nov. 24
as Santa arrives on Parrish’s own vintage fire engine at 1pm.
Santa will be at the Barn from 1-5 pm listening to Christmas wishes and posing for photos, before flipping the switch at 5pm, lighting the entire Ranch for the holiday season.
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