This three day event at Hope Orchards is packed with live performances, local food pairings, and of course – loads of apples! Tastings, complete with pairings of local cheeses/meats and shows each night their newly renovated, two-story barn too!
From their website:
Friday: Start the variety weekend Friday evening by sampling over 20 varieties of Maine grown apples and pears with pie by the slice from Washington General from 6:00pm – 7:00pm followed by the “delicious” themed Story Slam at 7:00pm. The Story Slam is a shared event with Sweet Tree Arts and Hope Orchards. Each storyteller tells their story around the theme of ‘delicious’. These are personal stories that are told and not read. Stories may contain adult content. Story Slam tickets are $15.00 (shipping additional). Tickets are available at Sweet Tree Arts, at the Orchard or you can purchase tickets online now!
Saturday: All varieties available for tasting, pairing and purchase all day until 5:00pm. Maine Street Meats will join us from 11am – 4pm for variety pairings. Pre-concert variety tasting, paring and purchase with pie by the slice from 6:30PM – 7:00PM. Doughty Hill featuring veteran musicians Sid Stutzman (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Dawn Potter (vocals and fiddle), Brian Smith (vocals, guitar, bass), and Dan Sharrow (vocals, percussion, bass) from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. The band performs an engaging mix of bluegrass, folk, rock, Irish, blues, and original tunes, with a focus on tight harmonies, virtuoso leads, and an entertaining acoustic edge. Doughty Hill tickets are $12 (shipping additional). Bring your dancin’ boots and try out our new dance floor upstairs in the barn! Tickets are available at the Orchard or you can purchase tickets online now!
Sunday: All varieties available for tasting, pairing and purchase all day until 5:00pm. Appleton Creamery and State of Maine Cheese will join us from 11:00am until 4:00pm for delicious cheese pairings. The Gawler Family and Bennett Konesni will play from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Pie by the slice available from Washington General. The Gawler Family with Bennett Konesni tickets are $15 (shipping additional). Tickets are available at the Orchard or you can purchase tickets online now!