County Apple festival
Realm gospel group
among lineup of entertainers
event offers food, music,
parade, and apple pie contest
(September 2008) The 18th Annual Trimble County
Apple Festival opens at 9 a.m. Sept. 13 in Bedford, Ky., with a full
slate of activities, music and arts and crafts over the weekend.
County Apple Festival
Schedule of Events:
9 a.m.: Festival Opening Ceremony
9:30-11 a.m.: Little Miss Apple Festival Contest
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Grady the Clown
11 a.m.: Apple Pie contest judging begins
11:15 11:45: Louisville Dulcimer Society
12:30-2 p.m.: The Kinmans (pop and country)
1-1:30 p.m.: Childrens Apple relay race
1:30 p.m.: Apple Pie contest winners announced and
Pie auction from stage
2:30-4 p.m.: The Marlinaires (mix)
4:30-6:30 p.m.: Coup Deville
Noon: Festival Opens
12:30-1:30 p.m.: Infinite Realm (gospel)
2-2:30 p.m.: Adult Apple Cider relay race
2:30-4:30 p.m.: Doctors Band (pop/horns)
4:30-5 p.m.: Final sale of raffle tickets and announcement
of raffle winners
Information: (502) 255-7591 or (502) 268-3483 or
The Little Miss Apple Festival Pageant as the first event
at 9:30 a.m. The Little Miss Apple Festival started last year
and was such a success it was brought back this year, pageant
organizer Leslie Cutshaw said.
The entertainment boasts Grady the Clown, the Louisville Dulcimer Society,
The Kinmans, The Doctors Band, The Marlinaires and Coup Deville.
Antique tractor shows will be going on both days with a tractor parade
running through the festival. Yet another family activity is the adult
apple cider relay race. Also featured is an apple pie baking contest
and quilt displays and sales. Such entertainment promises to attract
thousands of festival goers, organizers say.
The entertainment is not the only draw that attracts festival goers
from all over the country.
The area crafts booths with folk art, antiques, candles, stained glass
and much more line the courthouse square in downtown Bedford. Various
food booths boast apple festival foods such as apple dumplings, blooming
onions, tater twisters and barbecue.
The festival committee ensures family fun in providing a childrens
craft area, which is both creative and artistic where they can enjoy
an array of crafts and games.
Infinite Realm Christian
singing group includes (from left)
Paul Wright, Tony Gossom, Rick
Mahoney, Nancy Burrows, Dave
Taylor and Steve Brown.
The Christian singing group, Infinite Realm, opens the
entertainment lineup on Sept. 14. The band was started by four Trimble
County High School students. The four original members are still together:
Dave Brown on vocals, Dave Taylor on vocals and guitar, Tony Gossom
and Nancy Burrows. Nancy Burrows will not be able to be at the festival.
The remaining three members are dedicating the concert to her in hopes
of her speedy recovery from surgery. Joining the original four members
are Paul Wright on vocals and Rick Mahoney on vocals and keyboard and
The early band was patterned after the Oak Ridge Boys in the early years.
The group did around 70 dates a year in the 1970s until it quit performing
in 1991. The group got back together in the early 2000s.
Every year, we look forward to this festival because we meet our
old high school classmates who come back from around the country,
The group plays gospel quartet and contemporary Christian music. They
write about half the songs they perform.
The groups ambition is for people to see God through us
and get closer to Him, Wright said.
The Trimble County Apple Festival is a rain or shine event and there
is no admission cost. Events on Saturday begin at 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.,
continuing from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call Suzanne Sachleben
at (502) 255-7591 or Leslie Cutshaw at (502) 268-3483 or visit: www.TrimbleCounty.com/applefest.htm.
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