Plymouth Notch Antique Apple Fest Set for Saturday, October 7

Contact: William W. Jenney, Regional Historic Site Administrator 
Vermont Historic Sites 
(802) 672-3773, 

PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt. - The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site hosts the third annual Plymouth Notch Antique Apple Fest on Saturday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  It’s a celebration of the harvest with special attention to the apple.   

Guests can visit the site’s heirloom apple orchard and sample vintage apple varieties, or join the fun of apple tossing and peeling apples with an antique kitchen implement.  The event’s special guest is Anne Collins, author of the acclaimed Vintage Pies. A resident of Cornwall, Vermont, Collins has been collecting recipes and baking pies since childhood.  At 2 p.m., she will tell stories about the old recipes she’s discovered and share samples of some of her favorites.   

A variety of activities are scheduled throughout the day including wagon rides, sheep shearing, cider pressing, cheese sampling and self-guided tours at the Plymouth Cheese Factory, and a barbecue offered by the Wilder House Restaurant.  Children can play period games, make an apple hat, or visit the one-room schoolhouse for apple-inspired art, an apple treasure hunt, and hands-on history activities.   

Visitors can also view the work of Vermont artisans Marianne Fassett (quilling/paper curling), Ellen Denton (pressed leaf note cards), Willow Bascom (historic quilt patterns), and Georgia Brehm (chair caning and rushing), or discover the fascinating and historic world of medicinal plants with Northern Naturals and Gardens. 

The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site is open daily through October 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.   

For further information about the Plymouth Notch Antique Apple Fest, please contact the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site at (802) 672-3773.  For more information about the Vermont State-owned Historic Sites, please visit