Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


September 25, 2008

Homesteads Apple Festival this Saturday

In just five short years the annual Homestead's Apple Festival has blossomed into an event which attracts people from across the state.

"We get such a large turnout for the festival and I always hear people saying how impressed they are with what we have at the Apple Festival and how it's organized," said Vicki Vaden, a Homesteads resident and one of the festival organizers.The festival takes place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cumberland Homesteads Tower and Museum and elementary school at the intersection of Hwy. 127 S. and Hwy. 68.

With past musical performances by the likes of Amy Grant in 2005 and Julie Lee in 2006, the festival has quickly earned a reputation as a high-quality, family fun-filled event. Two years ago at the festival Lee debuted the song "Jacob's Dream" which was recorded and released by Alison Krauss.

This weekend's festival may only be in its fifth year, but its roots are buried in decades of heritage. Placing a value on the history of the community is a key factor in the success of the festival.

Quilting, canning, music and craftmaking are just a few of the staples that bind the festival much in the same way they bound the community in its beginnings some 70 years ago. All of those will be displayed this weekend.

The Apple Festival is the primary fundraiser for the Cumberland Homesteads Tower Association for the year. Funds raised will go to the Cumberland Homesteads Tower Association to be used toward preservation efforts with the Tower Museum and Historic Homesteads Home on Pigeon Ridge Rd.

Admission to the festival is free. There is a $2 parking fee.

The festival will also feature music all day from a variety of performers including bluegrass, country, folk, gospel and Americana. There will also be an antique tractor show, quilt show, crafts, food, fun and games for kids and a jamming tent for musicians.

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