LINCOLN, Ark. (KNWA) — Fall is officially here and what better way to celebrate than enjoying your favorite apple jams you’ve been waiting for all year? The Arkansas Apple Festival is back on the Lincoln Square!
This festival has been going since the mid-1970s and is now in it’s 43rd year. Attendees can get their favorite jellies and jams, drink apple cider and of course, enjoy the free apple slices.
Tracey Irwin, co-chair for the festival said it is a good way to honor what has been called the “apple capital” of Arkansas.
“Years ago, this was where we grew apples and we had a ton of apple orchards for years and years,” Irwin said. “So we started the apple festival and it’s been going strong every year.”
Irwin went on to say that there are plenty of non-apple related events to enjoy as well.
“We have a ton of booths,” Irwin said. “We have all these food booths that’s coming in and we have a dog show that this will be our second year. And everybody really enjoys that.”
The festival starts Friday, October 5 and will go until Sunday, October 7. It is free and open to the public.