Every fall we look forward to spending a day in Bayfield, Wisconsin for Apple Fest. The picturesque little town sits on the southern shore of Lake Superior and is surrounded by apple orchards. It’s quite the tourist destination, especially during the first weekend in October when the streets are lined with vendors selling everything apple you can imagine. Apple chili, apple dumplings, apple brats, apple crisp, apple cider, apple donuts, apple beer, apple pie. Not a fest goes by when we don’t feel like our bellies will explode from all the apple goodness. This was year number five for us, with many more to come.
We started our day at Erickson’s Apple Orchard, a must for every one of our Bayfield visits, whether it’s for Apple Fest or not.
We just happened to be in town while the parade passed through again this year. It’s a pretty impressive one. Ella didn’t want to sit through the whole thing so we wandered through the crafty vendor area while everyone else was watching the parade. Perfect! We didn’t have to push through crowds or hurry past the artistic sculptures and paintings.
We came home to Duluth that night with full bellies, sleepy eyes, and 20 pounds of cortland apples. I’m already excited for Apple Fest next year. Just 49 more weeks to go!