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Boscobel Celebrates Fall Harvests with Heritage Applefest

September 24th, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Garrison, NY – September 2021) – Boscobel House and Gardens celebrates Hudson Valley harvests with Heritage Applefest on Sunday, October 10 from 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Guests will enjoy cider pressing, apple preserving, and sweet cider sampling. Renowned entertainer Mark Rust will enthrall with his spectacular array of music and stories. Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk will enchant with tales of Johnny Appleseed. The Catskill-based band Trilium will enliven the day with fiddle and folk music, entertaining guests of all ages.

Hudson River Valley artists and artisans will add to the day, lined along Maple Lane selling crafts and wares. 1800s games, including jump roping, graces, and ball-n-cup, together with crafts such as sewing and creating a paper apple, will all be available throughout the event.

Boscobel’s gallery will be open with a special exhibition to celebrate Boscobel’s 60th anniversary as a museum. Inside, lenticular photographs will feature images of Boscobel house before and after its restoration. Guests can join the birthday celebration at 1:30pm when we sing and share cupcakes!

At the time of Boscobel’s construction in the early 1800s, the apple was America’s most important fruit, with thousands of varieties for cider and sustenance. Today, Boscobel’s Apple Orchard features several of those heirloom varieties along with newer ones, all of which are prized today.

Tickets are available at Boscobel.org and cost $18 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $9 for children ages 5-18. Admission for children under five years of age is free. Boscobel members receive free admission, applied upon sign-in when purchasing tickets online.

Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, 60 miles north of New York City, Boscobel is one of America’s most beautiful places, with iconic Hudson River views, 68 acres of stunning grounds, a woodland trail, and pollinator-friendly gardens. Open Fridays – Mondays from April through December and by appointment, Boscobel offers gardens and grounds admission, guided outdoor tours, and lively open-air programs that explore history, design, and nature. Children are always welcome.

Many thanks to event sponsor Offit Capital.

This project is made possible, in part, through the Putnam Arts Council Arts Link Grant Program with public funds provided through the NY State Council on the Arts with support from the Office of the Governor and the NY State Legislature.

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