Folk Art Guild Open House and Apple Festival

The Apple Festival during the Folk Art Guild Open House has become a destination. There will be local musicians playing in the yard all during both afternoons. Hear the lineup on October 8 and 9, 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

The Folk Art Guild will kick off the Fall craft season by hosting its annual Open House and Apple Festival on Saturday October 8th and Sunday October 9th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This unique celebration of local art, food, and music takes place at the Rochester Folk Art Guild, 1445 Upper Hill Road in Middlesex, NY.

This free event offers a variety of activities ranging from live local music, cider pressing, artist demos, a homegrown farm lunch, fresh baked artisan breads, and tours of the workshops and orchards. Organic fruit grown at the Guild will be available for tasting and for sale, and there will be fun apple activities for children.

Afternoons will feature live music that appeals to a variety of tastes.

Each day has a line up of musicians that have a following in the area.

On Saturday, Jackson Cavalier and the Guild’s own Mulberry Soul will play, among others. Sunday the crowd will be treated to Susanna Rose at 11:00 a.m. and the Honey Smugglers from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with other great acts in between.

Local vendors will also participate in this year’s festivities.

The East Hill Gallery will be open all weekend, where you can see the work of Guild artists displayed together.

Admission is free, so bring your family and friends, and watch the leaves change colors at East Hill Farm.


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A not-for-profit arts community and educational institution, the Guild began its work in crafts 60 years ago.  Located for the last forty nine years on a 350-acre farm in New York’s Finger Lakes Region, the Guild has grown to receive worldwide recognition for its handcrafts which have found their place in museums, private collections, shops, and galleries through the United States and abroad.  The Guild also offers workshops for adults and conducts educational outreach programs for children.  Apprenticeships are available for adults and young people who are searching for a practical, hands-on approach to learning and living.  Working alongside experienced master craftspeople, apprentices learn proficiency in a craft and how to live alongside others in a community setting.

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