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LaFayette Apple Festival is an annual harvest celebration held every October at Apple Valley Park, an apple orchard in the Central New York town of LaFayette, south of Syracuse. The festival, with a half-century history, gathers about 30,000 visitors, local non-profits, artists, and crafters to celebrate New York state's most famous crop and the culture of small-town America.
LaFayette Apple Festival features an array of activities and entertainment. The highlights include Apple King and Queen Contest, Scarecrow Contest, Apple Pie competition, as well as pony rides, a petting zoo, and free entertainment in the Quonset building. The Midway, with various rides and games, will surely please the little visitors. In addition to fun activities, the festival hosts a marketplace with nearly 400 vendors, including the best artisans and craftsmen from all over the Northeast. Delicious apple-infused treats include fresh donuts, dumplings, pies, turnovers, and cider.
LaFayette area has been traditionally one of the premier apple-growing regions of Upstate New York. Beautiful fall foliage over rolling hills makes the LaFayette Apple Festival one of the most picturesque events in New York and New England. The festival runs from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday and from 9 am to 5 pm on Sunday.