Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Getting Ready for Anything and Everything Apple

Hey Yeah!!
It's that time of year again; Stuart Virginia's annual 
Apple Dumpling Festival!
October 19, 2013

I'm think I should conjure up some apple goodness but to get myself in the right apple state of mind I thought I'd revisit last years festival and gather some ideas. 
Since I was taking a stroll down memory lane I thought you might want to stroll it with me.

Here you go!
Stuart, Virginia's Annual
Apple Dumpling Festival
Great turn out!
Lots of Artisans!

Yum, yum
Local grown apple
                                               The guest of honor..Apple Dumplings

How 'bout Homemade ice cream atop those dumplings?

Music at the amphitheatre
C.C. Coates Band
Am I in the warm sun in the middle of the day?
Some dimly lit corner?
Great Blues Band!
What a way to enjoy an autumn day? This is just one of a few festivals that Stuart puts on but it definitely is a favorite. Nothing screams the turning leaves and the brisk air like the Apple Dumpling Festival. As you can see folks turned out from all over. Definitely a stopping point for many traveler. This little town is at the foot of the Blue Ridge Parkway and makes a wonderful place to stop on your next leaf watching adventure. I thank you for letting me share my day with you and thank you for stopping by 
Southern Direction.

Be blessed.


  1. Looks like so much fun. I would love some of those apple dumplings about now :)

    1. Our Apple Dumpling Festival isn't much different than any other small town get-together but it sure makes me feel good; smiling faces, laughter, music in the air, and Stuart United Methodist's (theirs is the best) Apple Dumplings with the homemade ice cream of course. Yes, I'm craving them, too. I hope the sun is shining on you today. Have a great week.