GREENE – If it’s apples you’re looking for, it’s apples you’ll find in Greene this weekend as apple lovers and crafters alike flock to southern Chenango County to enjoy the fruits of New York’s bountiful apple harvest at the Greene Apple Fest.
The day-long event, which is traditionally scheduled for the fourth weekend in September, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Greene Ball Flats. Now in its 24th year, the annual fall celebration is sponsored by the United Methodist Church of Greene.
According to the festival’s chairperson, Greg Cobb, 12 to 15,000 visitors are expected to attend this year’s event, which is traditionally scheduled for the fourth weekend in September.
As the name implies, the event is all about apples – of which 60 to 80 bushels or approximately 1 1/2 tons – are brought in. And that’s not counting the apples which go into making apple fritters, dumplings, cider, butter, jelly and countless other apple-related products on offer during the event.