GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Apples are one of Franklin County's cash crops and the Tayamentasachta Center for Environmental Education honored 1,000 Granny Smiths, galas and delicious red and golden fruits the best way it knew how.
The 25th annual Apple Festival at Tayamentasachta is a celebration of all things apple, center Director Charles White said.
"Apples are a major part of our agriculture because Franklin County is number two in the state for apple production," White said. "This event is designed to educate families about the importance of nature, especially apples."
Apples were everywhere Saturday. From thousands of piping hot dumplings to bushels of fresh red and golden delicious varieties to even fresh cider, the apple took center stage.
But all around the apples, it was clear that there were more reasons to bring the family to Tayamentasachta on a beautiful fall day, White said.