(picture from journal star)
Something I look forward to at the beginning of fall other than the huge difference in humidity, is the AppleJack Festival in Nebraska City. It is something I have gone to for as long as I can remember; my mom and her family grew up there. I always drive by my grandma's old house (if I was older than 16 at the time, I would have bought it!) to see how it's changed since I was playing badmitten in the backyard.
My grandmother used to work at the apple orchard, and for some reason, those orchards feel very homey to me. I don't know why, perhaps it's also part of the season I love best--cool weather but still sunny, lots of great festival food (carmel apples that will break your teeth!), and most importantly, the beginning of the my favorite time of year, early fall through Christmastime.
This weekend, starting the first day of fall, the AppleJack Festival Starts up and the tiny town comes alive with parades, contests, face painting, and tours of the old orchard. You can download a calendar of events (usually everything is free, too) HERE.
See you there! I'll be the one covered in carmel!