|Annual Unicoi County Apple Festival|
Erwin, Tennessee, located in the mountains of northeast Tennessee, will host the 33rd Annual Unicoi County Apple Festival on October 1 & 2, 2010.
The streets of downtown Erwin will be overflowing with 100,000 plus visitors for this 2-day event. There will be over 350 craft and food vendors, plus two food courts and four entertainment stages including two-full days of performances by top gospel entertainers and bluegrass performers. Festival hours are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm both Friday and Saturday.
The Apple Festival has been a tradition in Unicoi County since 1978 and has continued every year since on the first Friday and Saturday of October. The festival is a celebration of the heritage and culture of the Southern Appalachian region.
At the craft booths, you will find everything handmade you can possibly imagine. Items such as Christmas and fall decorations, handmade clothing, floral arrangements, wood furniture, soaps, leather and jewelry are in abundance. You will also find homemade jams, jellies, breads, apple butter and fried apple pies.
Of course, there will be plenty of apples available from (take out some of) the local apple orchards. There are two food courts at the festival. It is always a challenge to pick what you want to eat with such a large selection. Everything from your standard festival foods such as, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, funnel cakes, to the not so common, Greek gyros, chicken on a stick and fried oreos are available.