The Press Newspaper
Sweet and tart, raw and baked, candied, carameled and even made into butter and cider – the 35th Annual Oak Harbor Apple Festival will be a delicious celebration of the apple in all its glorious forms.
Presented by the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, the festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 13 the village’s downtown area.
As always, this year’s festival promises something for everyone. The festivities kick off at 9 a.m. with the opening ceremonies at the Main stage. Schedule highlights include:
9:30 a.m. – 2013/2014 Royalty Contest, Main Stage
9:45 a.m. –2013 Baking Contest Winners, Main Stage
10 a.m. – 2013 Queen Announcement, Main Stage
11:30 a.m. – Baby Contest, “Costumed Cuties,” Main Stage
12-6 p.m. –Jamel the Magician-Strolling Magic, Festival Strolling
1:45 p.m. – Kiddie Parade, “Say it with music!” Main Street
2 p.m. – Grand Parade, “Say it with music!” Main Street
4 p.m. – Parade Awards/Introduction of Visiting Royalty, Main Stage
4 p.m. – Beer Garden Opens Mill Street Tent
4:30 p.m. – Kiddie Tractor Pull, sponsored by Oak Harbor FFA, Main Stage
6 p.m. -Talent Show-“Talent Among the Stars,” Main Stage
6-11 p.m. – Bingo, Portage Fire Station
7 p.m. – ApplePalooza, Mill Street Tent
12:30¬-2:30 p.m., Free Kids Crafts, Portage Fire Station
12-4 p.m. – Apple Festival Car Show, Oak Harbor High School
1 p.m. – Youth Ages 8 & Under Apple Run, Oak Harbor Junior High
1:30 p.m. – Youth Ages 9-14 Apple Run, OHJH
2 p.m. – 5K Run & Walk, OHJH
2 p.m. – Ronald McDonald Magic Show, Main Stage
3 p.m. – Apple Run Awards, OHJH
3:30 p.m. – Oak Harbor 8th Grade School Choir, Main Stage
4 p.m. – Oak Harbor High School Choir, Main Stage
5 p.m. – Class A Dance Studio, Main Stage
Throughout the weekend, there will be a Boy Scout Apple Butter Stir & Sale in the park beside the Main Stage; a craft show at Community Markets VFW Hall; rides and games by Durant Amusements on Mill Street and a flea market at St. John Lutheran Church.
“ApplePalooza,” presented by Community Markets, which will include a beer tent and music by “Last Born Sons” at 7 p.m., followed by “The Junk” at 10 p.m. Admission is $5, and specials will be available.
Admission to the festival is free. Free parking and bus service will be available to and from Oak Harbor High School and the corner of Church and Main streets.
For more information, visit www.oakharborohio.net or call 419-898-0479.