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Heidi Elizabeth Heglar
· September 17, 2017
I have got to give it a 5 The parking is crazy, yet went again this year and really they had alot of free things for children to learn about. I planned only to stay a little while then stayed the whol...e time. Just wish it had not been so very hot. Wish it had lasted until 6 p.m. Great to always meet new people and run into many not seen in a long time. I will not speak negitive. I can not with the free performances and so many more things for children they did not cost anything and even including the library and in the Citizen Center so yesterday it was a great day. See More
Jessie Heath
· September 17, 2017
I took my two boys who are 6 and 8 to the festival. We had so much fun. My 8 year old is obsessed with fire trucks and we have always had positive experiences interacting with different fire departm...ents. The Lincolnton Fire Department was there with the fire truck and the boys were excited to see it. Although the firefighters themselves were too busy chatting it up with each to even care that my boys or any of the other kids wanted to see the truck and ask questions. They just told the kids to have at it. Finally after about 10 minutes one fireman and his wife were walking by and stopped to take the time with the children. Poor job with your community Lincolnton Fire Department!! See More
Scott Eury
· September 16, 2017
Went to the Lincoln County AppleFestival todayin Lincolnton. BIG BIG MISTAKE! Lincolnton has a beautiful downtown, but they do not have enough room to host such an event. After having to park in the '...hood', walking past some questionable people, and finally getting to our destination downtown, we encountered way too many people, Holy Rollers in front of the courthouse trying to yell you into heaven, too many craft booths, and only a handful of eating places that were too crowded. I think we stayed all of twenty minutes. See More
Michael Frank
· September 17, 2017
First time I've ever been to the Apple Festival definitely back next year parking one that bad had to park about 4 or 5 blocks away but it wasn't that bad to walk in then once we got there we could sm...ell the aroma of food funnel cakes hot dogs hamburgers everything there that we had was fantastic could have done without all the yelling Street Preachers I think it might have done a little more good for them if they just handed out flyers and brochures somebody screaming in your face just seen that appealing to me even if you were giving away $100 bills if you're screaming at me I'm probably going to walk on by ran into some old friends while I was there that really made my day definitely enjoy the wine tasting from the local Winery the food was good the atmosphere was good the day was hot but would you rather had a cold and rainy all in all it was a great day definitely look forward to it again next year great job to everyone there like I said it was my first time there but definitely won't be my last! See More
Cece Logan
· September 17, 2017
I've lived in Lincolnton my whole entire life, and go to every single Apple Festival in the 20 years I've been here. But this is the first time I realize that the Apple Festival is a big deal in this ...area. It was very crowded my anxiety was shooting through the roof and I wasn't able to take my god son's to go see the animals because it was just a mob of people on Main Street heading towards the Library. Besides the negativity the food was amazing the people are nice and it's a great way for people to notice Lincolnton. See More

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This is why we can't have a Marshmallow Festival.

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Too much water causes "early drop" which can be devastating for the crop.

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From Charleston Receipts, Collected by the Junior League of Charleston, SC, 1950
4 eggs
3 cups sugar

So many of you have stopped to chat with Tom Brown of Clemmons, NC, at his booth at the festival. Tom is the man who is working to collect and preserve all types of heritage apples, and part of his work usually involves collecting the stories that go along with his adventures. You can read his latest newsletter here, and go back to a time when every home had an apple tree. Enjoy!

Apple Search is a organization founded by Tom Brown to find heritage apples that our grandparents and great-grandparents used for drying, frying, eating, etc.

It's always Apple Festival time in Lincoln County, and we're already looking forward to 2018! If you would like to have a booth in the upcoming festival, read the info found in this link and contact us with the form at the bottom of the page. We are already collecting names for our interest list!

Our entertainers are talent recruited from the region and perform without compensation on one of our three stages. If you’d like to bring your talent to the Festival as an entertainer, click here: Entertainment Application-2017.
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Did you know? In Mount Olive, North Carolina: The New Year's Eve Pickle is lowered down the Mt. Olive Pickle Company flagpole at 7 pm EST, midnight Greenwich Mean Time. Makes me think: Why doesn't Lincoln County have an apple drop celebration to bring in the new year. We could be the Little Apple instead of the Big Apple...Maybe we should look into this. What do you think?

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Wishing you a very merry Christmas, and happy holidays to all!

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Have you wrapped all your presents? Have you added apple cider to your shopping list?

Get an early start on your holiday spirit! The 2017 Lincolnton Christmas Parade takes place on Sunday, November 26th at 4pm!

By popular demand, the 2017 Parade route has been updated to include North Aspen Street. The parade will start on East Main at Flint Street, travel west to the Courthouse and turn right onto N. Aspen and end at Lincolnton High School in the student parking lot.

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! After the parade, gather 'round the Court Square as we light the Christmas tree to signal the official beginning of a season of festivities in downtown Lincolnton. Holiday music and performances begin at 6 p.m.

Please remember our Lincoln County Apple Queen, Ana Perez Ochoa, and members of her family, as they recover from injuries received in the car accident on Wednesday. Ana's father was killed in the accident, and we send our deepest sympathy to the family for their loss.

Besides not being a turkey, what are you thankful for this year?

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Looking for a Thanksgiving dessert that could be made the day before. I came up with this, and I think it will work for our family covered dish dinner. Let me know what you think.…/scrumptious-apple-pecan-chees…

This rich, creamy cheesecake is topped with the sort of apple-pecan deliciousness you might find in your favorite pie.