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Armed with an apple picker, Nathacha Soriano holds aloft the apple she has just harvested. Armed with an apple picker, Nathacha Soriano holds aloft the apple she has just harvested.
Pippa Hadley enjoys a pony ride. Pippa Hadley enjoys a pony ride.
Ed Land, head blacksmith, turns the handle of a small forge to raise the temperature of the fire. Ed Land, head blacksmith, turns the handle of a small forge to raise the temperature of the fire.
PRESS PHOTOS BY DENNIS GLEWAnita Gerrity, winner of the apple baking contest, displays her caramel apple cheese cakes. PRESS PHOTOS BY DENNIS GLEWAnita Gerrity, winner of the apple baking contest, displays her caramel apple cheese cakes.
Richard Groman, judge of the apple recipe competition, holds the winning apple treat. Richard Groman, judge of the apple recipe competition, holds the winning apple treat.
Members of the Dance Club kick up their heels to a lively version of God Bless America Members of the Dance Club kick up their heels to a lively version of God Bless America
Sophie Dietrich, with painted face, tries her hand at apple bobbing and succeeds. Sophie Dietrich, with painted face, tries her hand at apple bobbing and succeeds.
Kylin Block is all smiles as she proudly displays the picture she did in the Kid Craft Tent. Standing behind her is her mother, Shannyn. Kylin Block is all smiles as she proudly displays the picture she did in the Kid Craft Tent. Standing behind her is her mother, Shannyn.
Rolan Barrall, who canes and refinishes chairs for a living, chats while standing beside a chair he is caning. Rolan Barrall, who canes and refinishes chairs for a living, chats while standing beside a chair he is caning.
Zack Layne at the high horsepower wheel, doing what horses once did. Zack Layne at the high horsepower wheel, doing what horses once did.

Family Fun at the Apple Days Festival

Monday, October 17, 2016 by DOROTHY GLEW Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

There was something for everyone at the third annual Apple Days Festival at the Burnside Plantation. Among other activities for children were rides on a pony or in a donkey-drawn cart, apple dunking, and having their faces painted. In the Kids Craft Tent young visitors could make a totem pole, a pinecone bird feeder, or a paper Burnside Model. They could also try their hand at sand art. Older attendees could watch and/or do some square dancing, witness a beekeeper demonstration, and participate in a doughnut-eating contest. Yet another competition was the My Favorite Apple Pie Baking Contest in the Culinary Tent. Visitors could get a sense of life long ago by watching colonial crafters demonstrate their skills, sampling colonial apple dishes, or taking in the colonial garb of the volunteers. Proceeds from the event support Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites.