Apple of my Eye Festival returning to Johnson’s Farm Sept. 6

Johnson’s Corner Farm will kick off the apple-picking season with its annual Apple of My Eye Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 and 7. The Golden Fuji and Empire apples, favorites with families in this region, will be available for public picking.

“There’s simply nothing sweeter than seeing families in the orchards enjoying the harvest of the season’s first apples,” says Gil Johnson, the farm’s produce manager. “I love when I see generations of one family out for a hayride and picking together. As a child, I loved picking with my grandfather.”

The weekend festival will feature fresh-baked apple pies, cakes, breads and crisps, as well as apple-cider slushies and caramel apples. There will be live music and festival food.

As an added feature on Sunday, there will be a classic car show with more than 100 classic cars and hot rods.

Apple-picking hayrides will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Hayride tickets are $3.75 and apples are $1.89 per pound.

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