Apple Festival brings back old Topeka tradition

Lisa Herdman

The 36th annual Apple Festival is bringing back food, entertainment and crafts  to Old Prairie Town on Oct. 4. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Volunteers will be demonstrating traditional pioneer skills and crafts, including quilting, weaving and blacksmithing. Vintage stores such as the Potwin Drug Store and Mulvane General Store will be open for visitors to purchase antique toys and old-fashioned candy.

Vendors will be selling turkey legs, barbecue, caramel apples, pies and cider.

There will be a “Peddler’s Village” for artisans to sell their goods and tours given through historical buildings. Musicians will be present to entertain, as well as clowns.

The event costs $5 in advance or $6 at the gate. Children 12 and under are free. Parking is available at the Judicial Center at 10th & Jackson, and a free bus ride will take visitors from the parking lot to Old Prairie Town.