Erwin, TN for their Annual Apple Festival. We had went last year and had an absolute blast so we knew we would go back this year.
It's this time of year that the quaint little towns in East Tennessee, and well I'd imagine everywhere else, are having their harvest/autumn festivals. All the artisan, crafters, farmers, food vendors, and the like show off their talents in beautiful, elegant displays. People from all around flock to see what goodies they can buy to decorate their abodes with, or what stocking stuffers they can find to check off one more person on their gift list.
Aside from the foods, crafts, and art, there are also musicians that play at these wonderful events too. Around here, the musical delights range from gospel to bluegrass, or jazz to school bands.Yes even musicians sometimes make instruments to sell at the festivals.
One of the greatest things about is always the food, particularly the fried with powdered sugar variety. Yes, every once in a while, we must allow small indulgences. Otherwise we might kill ourselves in an angry sugar craving lunatic fit if we don't allow ourselves to have a funnel cake. Especially if it's been 6 months or more since our last funnel cake.
Of course while you are in the midst of the festivities and crowds of people, sometimes you find the oddest little things, and sometimes you find the occasional treasure to take home for yourselves like the cute coffee mugs we picked up from Kim Ross. Heck, sometimes you just might have a grand ol' time and make some really fond memories. So if you haven't yet, make plans to get out to a festival really soon, maybe there's one near you this upcoming weekend. For the East Tennessee area, here is a site that keeps a very fresh, up-to-date list of happenings in our area, http://www.tnvacation.com. So if you happen to be in our neck of the woods or are planning to be soon check it out and plan some fun.
I can tell you this, you won't be disappointed with any of the festivals around here. Like I've said before, there's always a little something for everyone. The whole family should have a blast, get their bellies full, and wish they didn't have to leave. Anyway, enjoy the rest of the pics below and once you have the chance, get outdoors and explore the world around you. There is so much to see and experience. You'll be glad you did. Until next time...
Happy Trails and God Bless,
Tim and Robin
P.S. Sometimes the journey is just as good if not better than the destination.