BRISTOL – The weather couldn’t have been better for the 5th annual Coronation Hall Cider Mill Applefest, October 12. There was fun for the whole family at the event which included fiddling, face painting, a crafter’s marketplace, cider tasting, delicious desserts, demonstrations and crafts for the children.
“It’s our first time in Bristol. We saw the ad in a local newspaper and decided to drop by,” said Claudine Trudel of Fort Coulonge. Her children, Anthony and Ariane, were fascinated with the manual cider press.
The peeler that cuts apples into a ribbon was also a hit with the younger crowd, as was making apple prints. “The hands-on stuff is always popular with the kids”, said Greg Graham, who helped Madeleine and Jack Alexander work at the manual cider press (photo).
Crafters were set up inside the hall, and aside from being able to “buy local”, guests were also informed of several upcoming local events. Paulette Gauthier provided fiddle music for the day while advertising her fiddle and step dance lessons.