This weekend was Apple Festival Weekend in Chilhowie, Virginia. Chilhowie was known as the Apple Capital in Southwest Virginia. Now the apple orchards are no longer here--subdivisions have replaced them. However, Chilhowie still celebrates the Apple Festival every year in September. This year was the 59th year.
The community still decorates and people still get geared up for this event. Many vendors come with all kinds of crafts, a parade is held, beauty pageants, and a band competition.
Both daughters were coming home-YIPPEE!! Daughter #1 thought some ( no number was specified) pharmacy students might come and do a little of community service while here. They needed a tent set up and were going of offer free medical advice to anyone. Okay--no problem will have a tent set up-close to the library. #2 Daughter was bringing her roommate with her.
Charlie had told the community we were fixing ham biscuits for anyone who wanted on. So on the way to the parade-stop by and get a biscuit.
Preparations began Friday night. No one can celebrate the Apple Festival without apple dumplings. So I began the baking.
The parade from floats to firetrucks, to bands