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I really should start out that this was a MEGA-festival weekend. My goal was to get 6 festivals in, but I “only” got in 5.
The Johnny Appleseed Festival in Brunswick was my first of the weekend, being only a half hour away and starting around 10 am. It made more sense to go there on the way to the later festivals (Pawpaw near Albany and Via Colori in Columbus) instead of on the return trip on Sunday. So I headed off before 10 and the festival was already crowded with cars.
Here is the entrance/front.
At the blocking table (see below left), I paid my 3 dollar cover. The usual parking lot was turned into a field of booths of various items.
I think I was a little disappointed that I didn’t see more “apple” stuff.
I found a table with fritters and dumplings, but it just didn’t look that great.
I found a cake place with a cool-looking cake…
…and a decent-looking pumpkin cupcake with cream-cheese frosting…
…but I thought the cupcake was a little TOO flaky/crumbly.
So I went to the BBQ tent, which only had burgers and hot dogs ready. Obviously, they wouldn’t be expecting a lunch crowd at 10:45 in the morning…but I DID want apple butter BBQ ribs. So I settled for the burger with fillers and decided to check out the entertainment in the meanwhile.
(LOTS of translucent fillers in this bad boy)
Pies? Cider? Apples? Fritters?
In the end, it seemed too expensive (crumb apple pie for $16, bag of galas for $10.50). Can’t remember the cider prices.
Cheap you say? Alas, my friends. These are apples. My mom even has apple trees.
I pay for things I CAN’T get. Which brings us to our next festival…the Pawpaws….
…you see that I really shell out the cash there.