Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

October 10, 2013

Highpoint Orchard to hold 8th annual Apple Fest

By Amanda Browning Daily News
Greensburg Daily News

---- — GREENSBURG – Since Highpoint Orchard opened in the spring of 2006, they have held an annual Apple Fest to celebrate a bountiful harvest with the local community.

The eighth annual celebration of all things fall, specifically the red, green and yellow varieties of apple grown at Highpoint Orchard will take place Saturday, October 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event promises to be fun for the whole family, with delicious food, entertainment, an apple pie baking contest, orchard tours and all the fresh apples one could possibly handle. The family oriented fun is set to begin at 10 a.m. and will last until 3 p.m. Families can expect to see Sassafrass and Co. clowns, face painting and balloons, a variety of family fun games and a chance to decorate pumpkins. Pumpkin roll competitions will take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Abracadabra Magic Show will take place at noon.

Highpoint Orchard is located on historic Pleak’s Hill and offers a stunning view of the surrounding area from its high elevation. The orchard grows more than 20 different kinds of fresh fruit on location, including delicious apples, juicy peaches and ripe pears.

While enjoying the Apple Fest, patrons can enter the apple pie baking contest, though entries must arrive by 10 a.m. and include a copy of the recipe and the variety of apples used. Joe Fortkamp, a Batesville native, will be on hand to display his blacksmithing skills and to offer an exhibition on black powder. The Mill Barn at Highpoint Orchard was built in 1858 and the display of early history will fit well in the historic setting.

There will be no fee for attending the Apple Fest, though some events may have a small charge. Highpoint will be preparing a special event lunch for a fee as well. Fresh produce and apple products will be available for guests to enjoy and purchase too.

Karen Cyman, co-owner of High Point Orchard, invites all area residents to attend the festivities. The yearly event has become a staple of the fall season in Decatur County. The variety of unique apple-related activities are planting the seeds needed to get county residents in the mood for autumn.

Any questions about the eighth annual Apple Fest are best directed to Highpoint Orchard at 812-663-4534.

Contact: Amanda Browning 812-663-3111 x7004