Great entertainment, the best food, and crafts? What more could you want?

Actually, there is one more thing I can think of. How about a pie-eating contest? Now that I can get behind.

Celebrating 40 years, the Apple Peach Festival is back this coming September 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fun-filled event is being held at the Long Plain Museum on 1203 Main Street in Acushnet.

The smell of freshly baked homemade pies fills the air, enticing the appetite and causing the hunger pangs. Imagine being able to stuff your face with delicious pie and be able to win a prize? I would totally be down for something like this, but the real question is, are you?

 

Yard sales and farm stands line Main Street in Acushnet, all leading to the center where the real action takes place. Of course, I am talking about food. Freshly picked produce, homemade peach and apple custard, pies and pastries to purchase, along with a variety of homemade foods to select from, including chourico sandwiches.

The festival is fun for the whole family with children's activities on-site and entertainment performing around the clock. On Saturday, September 7, Voices in Time will start out the day at 10 a.m., followed by Gary Langevin at 11 a.m., Jeff Dunn at 12 p.m., Kendra and Jake at 2 p.m., The Stumblers at 3 p.m., and closing out the evening is G and Friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

With Sunday comes another jam-packed experience beginning with Gonsalves Tae Kwon Do at 10 a.m., followed by Rebecca Correia at 11 a.m., Extreme Acoustics at 12 p.m., Still Willin at 1 p.m., Walk the Line at 2 p.m., Dirty Sanchez at 3 p.m., and last but certainly not least, Adam Lufkin, Geoff Fortin & Co. to close things out.

Get this, not only is admission free but so is parking. And for your convenience, a shuttle bus will be available to transport visitors from Acushnet Middle School to the event.

The famous parade is scheduled to begin at Pope Park on Sunday, September 8 at 10 a.m.