Brush Creek Mill set to host annual Applefest Arts and Crafts Saturday

HILLMAN — Brush Creek Mill will be packed on Saturday for the 12th Annual Applefest Arts and Craft Show. There will be lots of homemade apple dumplings and a variety of vendors to come and see.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and volunteers have been working hard to make all the apple dumplings.

“The biggest draw of the event is the apple dumplings,” Brush Creek Mill Director of Operations Jim Dunn said. “We have over 450 apple dumplings and I know that number because I wrapped each and every one of them.”

Dunn said the event is the biggest fall celebration for the mill. He also said there were a lot of volunteers who helped make the apple dumplings.

There will be homemade hot apple dumplings with caramel sauce. Ice cream is optional for those who would like ice cream with their apple dumpling. Local apples, cider, honey, and jams also will be available the event.

Frozen apple dumplings are available at two per bag for $5 with baking directions provided. Caramel is available with the apple dumplings for an additional $1.

There will be an arts and craft show where people can come look at different artists and crafters while enjoying their apple dumplings.

“We will have a variety of artists and crafters for people to come see,” Dunn said. “One of the crafters is yarn spinning where people can watch and learn how to spin yarn.”

There will be a cookbook sale throughout the event along with a quilt that will be raffled off at the event.

“We have been selling tickets all season for the quilt,” Dunn said. “People will want to come for that, but once the apple dumpling smell hits them, they won’t want to leave.”

Brush Creek Mill gift shop will be open during the event for those interested.

“We usually get between 200 and 300 people, depending on the weather,” Dunn said. ”

For more information about the event or to reserve your apple dumplings, contact Brush Creek Mill at 742-2527.

Julie Goldberg can be reached via email at jgoldberg@thealpenanews.com or by phone at 358-5688.