Apple Festival Round Up

Happy Labor Day!  Since this is our usual Apple Festival Weekend, I thought it would be a nice time to see some previous posts with all things apple. Comments are closed on older posts as I was getting a huge amount of spam on those, but posts less than two years old still have comments open. This is my Apple Tablescape 2017, and it has some notes on how to serge the table topper made from the apple fabric.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

In 2018, I added the gold flatware to the table, and some cute plates to the apple stash. Apple Tablescape 2018.

Apple Tablescape at

Then, using the same elements in a different way, this Apple Tablescape 2019 has a completely different feel with the white base tablecloth.

Apple Tablescape at

This year, I just set a table for 2. I could use the apple print napkins on this one as I only have two of those. See my post on How to Serge Perfect Fabric Napkins to make your own.

Apple Table for 2 at

The centerpiece has the matching runner with a basket of apples, a small apple cage with a candle, and the apple halves salt and pepper shakers.

Apple Table for 2 at

I have several posts of past years with memories of all the fun. Apple Festival 2018 showed scenes of the street fair and music stage.

Apple Festival 2018 at

Click on Apple Festival 2014 to see the apple vendors, and all the apple products we can get during the Labor Day weekend event.


In Apple Festival 2015, I showed an overview of many of the Apple Festivities around town, away from the downtown area including the British car show (that our club sponsors) and the quilt show. Apple Festival is usually a big deal all over town, but this year the car show is canceled.

Apple Festival 2015

The King Apple Parade is a small town delight with antique cars and tractors, high school bands, dignitaries in decorated convertibles, and lots of floats.

King Apple Parade 2018 at

Every community in the county sends one of their fire trucks, all with lights going and siren blaring. It is loud and fun. It will be nice to see it back next year.

King Apple Parade 2018 at

I’ve only made one quilt with apples in it, this Farmer’s Market Picnic quilt. I entered it into the Apple Festival quilt show a couple of years ago. It didn’t win any ribbons, but the docents told me that the guys liked the food fabrics.


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14 thoughts on “Apple Festival Round Up

  1. Your apple time posts are some of my favorites, especially the one with the parade. It was so fun to see all the floats and cars and streets lined with people! Nothing like that here that I have found, but I want to go apple picking soon to make some sauce and pies. We usually have a family cookout on LDweekend, but all are away this year. It’s beautiful here, though, so we will probably cook out and eat on the porch. Thank you for another delightful apple post!

  2. I’ll be laboring. LOL More bricks need to be’ planted’as I slowly make a bricked area in my garden.
    You set a pretty table and now I’m in need of an apple pie.

  3. Julie

    Thanks for all the apple festivities! Your tablescapes are so beautiful. I loved yesterday’s trip to the orchard. It’s so much fun to drive by our fruit belt and see all the trees loaded with fruit. My brother & family live opposite an orchard. My niece’s wedding reception (years ago, pre-pandemic) was held at home and guests were free to wander through the apple trees between dinner and dancing. Some apples are just coming to harvest now. This morning I’m canning peaches, piecing afterward.


    Lovely apple tablescapes. The Apple Festival pictures are great and pray 2021 there will be a festival.

  5. Rosemary B

    I love this quilt. I think I remember when you made it. This is just perfect for those crazy “novelty” fabrics that are so cute, I mean this quilt looks so classy in a fun way

    I am getting sick of hot summer days. The heat gives me a headache especially wearing a mask. My nose is always full of boogers at the end of the day, half of that is dried up and stuck in all of my sinuses. Yes, nice “visual” to share haha
    I love APPLES all of them I love all of them except the ones with worms.

    When I was a teen, I worked on a fruit, plums pears and apples farm in Paspels Switzerland.
    It was fun and I got to practice my german with the kiddos. I remember we used to eat a lot of fruit haha

  6. Love each of these tablescapes. The quilt is terrific and would make for a great picnic quilt, and fun conversation about the fabrics too. I’m so sad that the festivals and car shows are cancelled this year. Ours too. The fall weather is approaching and I am heading out doors again.

  7. manasotavacation

    What a nice visit to your past tablescapes and all things current and past APPLE!! I really miss the excitement of the festival, although being home so much lately that might be too much excitement for me!!! I went down Orchard Row today and had a Honey Crisp Slushie! It was so good I put it in my car and went back in to buy another for my ride home!! I have Honey Crisp 1/4 peck bag of apples in my fridge, waiting for me at breakfast with croissant and cheese!

  8. This was such a fun post … and very nostalgic for me. When we lived in our sticks & bricks home, I collected all things apples. I loved seeing all your pretty pieces on display!! Sometimes I miss those things … not all the time, but every once in a while. I got to live it a little vicariously through your post … thank you!! 🙂

  9. Loved the recap of your Apple Day festivities! Our Labor Day was spent pulling stuff out of the garden…we were down to 35 last night and this morning there was actually snow on the ground for the first day of school!!!

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