AppleFest - Sept. 15 & 16 Saturday, September 15, 2012
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Tractor Show
Great Music
Fun for all ages
Face Painting and Pumpkin Painting
Tractor Phil always a crowd pleaser
Fun for the young at heart
To benefit the charities of the Cooperstown Rotary Club
Bouncys are a huge hit
Apples and Tractors and plenty of cider
Rotary to Raise Thousands for Local Charities

Rotary club of Cooperstown gears up for
16th Annual AppleFest at Fly Creek Cider Mill

The Cooperstown Rotary Club´s annual AppleFest, a two day celebration during New York´s peak apple harvest, will be held again this year on Saturday and Sunday, September 15th & 16th, from 10AM until 5PM Saturday, and noon until 5PM on Sunday, on the grounds of Fly Creek Cider Mill.

The Rotary tent, staffed by volunteer members of the Cooperstown Rotary Club, local college students and many others, will feature a raffle and silent auction of items donated by local businesses, face and pumpkin painting for children, a coloring contest for grades PK - 4, and a chance to build you own scarecrow.   As part of Cooperstown Rotary Club´s literacy drive, all children visiting the Storytelling Tent will receive a free book.  The popular Kids Corner will include a bouncy house and NEW this year, a dime toss. A small town carnival favorite, the dime toss is sure to be a new favorite at AppleFest so, bring your piggy bank full of dimes for your shot at some great prizes.

"Coming to AppleFest is a great way to have fun and support the work of Rotary," says Angie Erway, chairperson of this event.  "AppleFest is our club´s biggest fundraiser and last year we raised over $20,000, the most ever," added Erway. 

Cooperstown Rotary´s Apple Baking Contest, a huge hit last year, will be held on Saturday, September 15th from 1:30-4PM at AppleFest.   Awards and ribbons will given for "Yummiest", "Most apple-ing (visual)" and "Best Use of the Apple (most original)".  There will also be an exhibit of tractors on display during the weekend.

The Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard is a historic, water-powered mill on the banks of Fly Creek in the heart of beautiful Central New York just minutes from Cooperstown. For more than 150 years visitors have witnessed the pressing of fresh, sweet and delicious cider creating an experience that has become a tradition shared by generations.  The Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard is located in the hamlet of Fly Creek, NY, only a short three miles or five minutes northwest of Cooperstown. South of the Mohawk Valley, the Mill is an easy 24-mile drive from Herkimer and Interstate 90 (Exit 30.)

Cost:  $4 per person children under 12 are free.  Activities inside the festival may be purchased from the Rotary Club.  Parking is free!

Rotary, a global network of community volunteers, is one of the largest and most influential international humanitarian service organizations worldwide. Founded in Chicago on February 23, 1905, today over 1.2 million members belong to 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. 

Since its founding in 1924, the Rotary Club of Cooperstown has played an active role in supporting the Cooperstown community on many levels, including volunteer service and financial support to local charities, educational and cultural organizations.  One of the club´s most popular endeavors is the Youth Exchange Program which sends local high school students abroad and places foreign students with local families for a year of study, language and cultural immersion.


Sponsor List as of 9/1/2012:

LEAD SPONSOR
Price Chopper

CORPORATE AND MEDIA SPONSORS
Bassett Healthcare Network, Carr Printing, Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard; Pennysaver

BLUE RIBBON SPONSORS $500+
The Freeman’s Journal; The May Family; NBT Bank; New York Central Mutual Fire Insurance; The New York Susquehanna & Western Railway Corporation;
The Otesaga Resort Hotel; Otsego County Chamber of Commerce; SEFCU; Smith Ford Cooperstown; SUNY Oneonta CSRC; Volkswagen Of Oneonta.

RED RIBBON SPONSORS $250+
Apple Converting, Inc.; Barnyard Swing; Carefree Gardens; Clark Sports Center; Cookie Lee Jewelry; Cooper Country Abstract Company, Inc.; Cornish Hill Farm; The Fenimore Art Museum & The Farmers’ Museum; Greener World, Landscape Maintenance Services; Guided Tours of Cooperstown; Marjorie Landers Wedding Cakes & Special Occasion Cakes; Mickey’s Place; Raymond Holohan, CPA; Schlather & Birch, Attorneys at Law; Springfield Tractor & Implement Cub Cadet Sales; Tillapaugh Funeral Services; Underhill Farm & Lynn Edinger;  White House Inn.

ENTERTAINMENT SPONSORS $200+
Casale Public Affairs; James P. Farrari, Attorney At Law; Green & Green Attorneys At Law; Gozigian,Washburn & Clinton, Attorneys At Law; Ralph Scialo, IDDJ: Intelligent Design; Trosset Group Attorneys.

WHITE RIBBON SPONSORS $100+
American Wholesalers Group LLC; Anne Geddes-Atwell Graphics & Book Design; Anonymous; Bank of Cooperstown; Bill Moeller Associates;  Cooperstown Bat Company; Cooperstown General Store; Cooperstown Natural Foods; Crippen Excavating, LLC; Don Olin Realty;
Ellen Riggs Tillapaugh Art Conservation; Fly Creek General Store;
Gordon B. Roberts Agency, Inc.; Hinman, Howard & Katell, Attorneys At Law; Main Street Bed & Breakfast; Mohican Flowers of Cooperstown Inc.; National Baseball Hall of Fame; The Plaide Palette; Preferred Mutual Insurance; Spurbeck’s Grocery; The Tryon Inn.

BUSINESS SPONSORS $30+
Bayside Inn & Marina; Brooks Bar B Q; Bruce Hall Corp.; Church & Scott, Inc.; John & Jeanne Clow; Cooperstown Back Alley Grille; Cooperstown Diner; Cooperstown Event Rentals; Cooperstown Family Chiropractic; Cornell Cooperative Extension; Doubleday Café; Doug Geertgens; Dykstra Construction; The Fly Creek United Methodist Church; Friends of Glimmerglass State Park; Haggerty Ace Hardware; Hartstone Securities Associates; Hubbell’s Real Estate; James Fenimore Cooper Society; Jerry’s Place; KeyBank; John & Jeanne Clow; Leatherstocking Region Federal Credit Union;  Meadow-Vale Campsites;NAPA; The Phoenix Inn; Roseboom Builders; The Tepee;Martin H. Tillapaugh, Attorney at Law; Village Cobbler; Willis Monie Books.

MUSIC SCHEDULE AS OF 9/1/12

Saturday, September 15, 2012
11:00 - 12:30 Cooperstown Jazz Band
12:30 - 2:30 Bourbon & Branch
2:30 - 4:00 The Milkweeds

Sunday, September 16, 2012
12:30 - 1:30 Red White and Blue
1:30 - 3:00 Stoddard Hollow Band
3:00 - 4:00 The Monteblank Brothers

Antique Tractors at Applefest
Weir Family Fiddlers Applefest Performance
Old time engine shows
Traditional Cider Pressing
Always plenty of samples
Feeding our Farm Friends
Big Squeeze Weekend
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