Thursday, October 4, 2012

Views from the Johnny Appleseed Festival

A couple of weeks ago we went to Fort Wayne, Indiana to visit our son, daughter-in-law, and grandson.  Once there we decided to go to the Johnny Appleseed Festival.  Johnny Appleseed, whose real name was Johnny Chapman, spent 49 years planting apple seeds in what was then the American wilderness.   Many of the trees he planted are still bearing fruit today--200 years later.

This annual festival had lots of booths ranging from crafts (such as boxes, baskets, shaker boxes, paintings, rag rugs, etc.) to craft demonstrators, to children's pioneer games, to food, and more.  There was also a reenactment of a military encampment.  This was our first time to go to this festival, but I certainly want to go back next year.

These photos show you a bit of what we saw on this fun family day.


Margaret said...

Looks like a fun day! Garrett looks so grown up too!

Barb said...

That loos like a wonderful fall festival!! What an attractive family!!!

Annette-California said...

So cool to go to Johnny Appleseed festival. I feel like I got to go to:))) Love what you photographed. I'll have you know I googled Johnny and read all about him. SO cool.
Your grandson is so hansom. oh those quilts that the baskets are displayed them.
Great Job Ellen! thank you
love Annette

woolwoman said...

WOW - so much neat stuff - love the basket displays. I bet little Garrett had a ball. I love those folky fallish festivals - I always seem to have other plans when they come up around here. Hope your week is a good one - mel