The Door County Historical Society celebrates Apple Day Oct. 13, 10 am – 3 pm, at Heritage Village at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. The origin of apples dates back thousands of years in Asia and Europe, and were brought to this country by European immigrants. Everyone has their favorites with more than 7,500 varieties available.
During the festivities run an apple through an apple press and take a turn cranking. The blacksmiths will give demonstrations of their craft and a fisherman will tell fish tales at the Kohl’s Fish House. Watch a chair caning demonstration and listen to music by Herb Rudolph at the Green General Store. Bob Lohrey will present “Farming with Horses: A Trip Down Memory Lane” in the Vignes School at 1 pm. Use a collection of antique apple peelers and learn to make applesauce at the Madden Tool Museum. Apple cider, apple chili, and a wide variety of apple desserts will highlight the concession menu. Explore Heritage Village with a self-guided tour.
Heritage Village is located at 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay. Admission to the Village’s historic buildings, demonstrations and activities is $6.50 for adults 18 years and older. A donation is requested in lieu of a child’s admission fee. Admission is free for Door County Historical Society members. For more information call 920.421.2332 or email [email protected]