Art Guild Apple Festival, Open House is Oct. 11, 12

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Apple cider pressing, always a favorite fall event, will be one of the festival activities at the Folk Art Guild Oct. 11 and 12.

The Rochester Folk Art Guild will hold its Fall Open House and Apple Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12 at the East Hill Farm, 1445 Upper Hill Road in Middlesex.

The artisans of the Guild will offer a wide variety of activities ranging from cider pressing, artist demos, a homegrown farm lunch, fresh baked artisan breads, and tours of the workshops, organic farm and orchard.

Local vendors such as the Twisted Rail Brewing Company will participate with the Guild. There will be live music at 3 p.m. each afternoon.

Mulberry Soul, a band of young Folk Art Guild musicians, will turn it up with their mix of folk, bluegrass, and original tunes.

The East Hill Gallery, the site for seeing all of the craftwork of the Guild in one place, will be open.

Admission is free, so bring family and friends, and watch the leaves change colors at East Hill Farm.

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A not-for-profit arts community and educational institution, the Guild began its work in crafts 50 years ago. Located for the last 45 years on a 350-acre farm in New York’s Finger Lakes Region, the Guild has grown to receive worldwide recognition for its handcrafts, which have found their place in museums, private collections, shops, and galleries through the United States and abroad. The Guild also offers workshops for adults and conducts educational outreach programs for children. Apprenticeships are available for adults and young people who are searching for a practical, hands-on approach to learning and living. Working alongside experienced master craftspeople, apprentices learn proficiency in a craft and how to live alongside others in a community setting.

If you go

What: Apple Festival

When: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 11 & 12

Where: East Hill Farm, 1445 Upper Hill Road, Middlesex

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