Don't miss Aullwood's autumn celebration Apple Fest on Saturday & Sunday, September 21st & 22nd, from 10 AM to 5 PM! Join us for our annual fall festival at Aullwood Farm, 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton OH 45414. With delicious food, live entertainment, craft activities and much more, it's a treat for all ages. Apple Fest admission is free for children 2 and under, $7 for children 3 to 11, and $10 for adults 12 and over. Members of Friends of Aullwood are admitted free with membership card. Spend a day (or two!) enjoying the rustic ambiance of Aullwood Farm and all the sights, sounds and aromas of Apple Fest!
Try home-made apple pie, fresh pressed cider and baked apple goods, then take home a jar (or six!) of Aullwood's specially formulated apple butter. Visit the Downing Fruit Farm booth for home-grown apples and more. Delicious dining options will be available from new food trucks and old favorites, including Zombie Dogz, Bella Sorella Pizza, El Buen Taco, El Paisa, Buckeye Chocolate, Brookville Optimist Club and Katie's Cookies. Hot dogs, wood fired pizza, corn-on-the-cob, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, mango, fruits, french fries, kettle corn, cinnamon nuts and more will await you. Ullery's Ice Cream will provide ice cream, milkshakes and root beer floats. Sugar waffles, funnel cakes, flavored shaved ice, fudge, cookies and chocolate will satisfy every sweet tooth. Local fall-inspired beer and hard cider will also be featured!
Entertainment abounds at Apple Fest. Kids will love the free activities, games, crafts and old-fashioned fun in the Children’s Activity Tent. Catch Johnny Appleseed as he strolls the festival grounds, stop in at the bank barn for music from Ty Cooper, or watch the Miami Valley Dance Council Square Dancers. Aullwood's Chris Rowlands will bring his famous songs and puppets to entertain and educate. Everyone can enjoy a tractor pulled wagon ride and a visit with farm animal friends. Have you met our new horses? Try your hand at cider pressing and sample apple pie baked in a dutch oven. Have a laugh with the Rooster Crowing Contest and Rooster Jokes featuring Ed Marrinan. Check out the antique steam engine and hear its whistle echo across the grounds. Artisan and craft exhibitors will offer needle crafts, animal masks, sand art, painted pumpkins, garden ornaments, wood crafts, jewelry, doll clothes, soaps, lotions and other surprises. There's always something more to enjoy at Apple Fest!
Please note that Aullwood's Marie S. Aull Education Center at 1000 Aullwood Road will be closed on Saturday, September 21st, and Sunday, September 22nd, during Apple Fest. For more information, call 937-890-7360 or email AskUs@aullwood.org. We hope to see you there!
Aullwood Apple Fest is presented by PNC, with sponsorship from Cargill, Dayton Freight, Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Enterprise Roofing & Sheet Metal, Leaf Filter Gutter Protection, Western Ohio Graphics and Riverdale Optimist Club. Aullwood Apple Fest's Beer Sponsor is Bonbright Distributors.