Nibbles: Three upcoming fall festivals

Not to be forgotten

Cider pressing, apple tasting, bobbing for apples, apple craft, apple pies, a campfire and a potluck supper are among the festivities at The Community School of Mount Desert Island’s sixth annual Heirloom Apple Festival and Potluck from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, at 585 Sound Drive in Somesville. The family-friendly event is free.

Each year, the school corresponds with Super Chilly Farm in Palermo about the heirloom apples of the season, and the stories they hold. Throughout the season, community students expand their knowledge of apples in a multitude of subject areas, along with their apple palate, in biweekly taste tests and culinary adventures.

“Apples have come to hold a special place in our fall curriculum at The Community School, as an educational tool of cultural significance, but also as a marker of our seasonal traditions.” Said Community School founder and director Jasmine Smith. “We look forward to opening our campus to the community each fall to share in our learning and the bounty of the season.”

For more info, call Smith at 276-8137 or email her at [email protected].


Fall feast

Roast turkey with stuffing and gravy, mashed potatoes, mashed squash, peas, cranberry sauce, rolls, beverages including cider, and fall desserts make up the menu at the Union Congregational Church of Ellsworth Falls’ public harvest supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children (6 to 12) and free for children under 6. For more info, call 667-5276 or 667-8425.


Brooklin bash

A pig roast and live music by the indie-soul-folk band GoldenOak (2 to 10 p.m.) are among the highlights of the third annual Brooklin Fall Festival at different locations around town from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.

Brooklin Candy Co., the Brooklin Inn, Brooklin General Store, the Brooklin School, Gott Lunch?, Humble View Studio, Leaf & Anna, Five Star Nursery and Orchard and the Beth Eden Chapel are co-hosting the event.

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