Sunday, September 28, 2014
Starts at 11:00am CST
Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center
13653 Lodge Blvd.
Grafton, IL 62037
Warm apple pie, fresh hand-dipped caramel apples, apple crafts and handmade jewelry are just a few of the offerings at the Apple Festival at Pere Marquette.
The festivities will also include historic Lodge tours, wine tasting, kids activities and restaurant favorites. An apple pie walk (similar to a cake walk) will be held where visitors will purchase tickets and take a walk for a chance to take home a fresh baked apple pie.
Proceeds for the apple pie walk will be donated to the Friends of Pere Marquette Foundation.
The Lodge will also host the second Pumpkin Roll at the Apple Festival.
Participants can bring their own pumpkin or purchase one at the festival to decorate for a competitive roll down the hill in front of the Lodge. Second and third place participants will win gift certificates for the Lodge Restaurant and the fastest pumpkin will win the grand prize of a free night stay at the historic Lodge.