Macon County Chronicle

4th Annual Ferrell Meador Apple Festival Sept. 19th

Knollwood Manor and The White House Assisted Living is inviting everyone in the community to take part in the 4th Annual Ferrell Meador Apple Festival on Sept. 19th beginning at 10 a.m.

Taking place outside The White House Assisted Living facility in Lafayette, a variety of apple themed events are planned for guests to enjoy beginning with cider making, apple sampling, craft demonstrations and sales and a variety of items for sale including antiques, novelty items and, of course, apples.

Music, provided by Cumberland River Bluegrass, will also be performed live throughout the afternoon, and guests will be invited to sign up to enter horseshoe pitching and corn hole contests.


An annual favorite among many who attend, the Apple Recipe Contest will include entries for best apple pie, fried apple pie, apple cake and favorite apple recipe.

At 11 a.m., winners of the Heritage Costume Contest will be chosen from those who dress in pre-1950’s clothing, and the old time dinner will be served to festival attendees at noon.

The dinner menu will consist of pinto beans with ham hocks, coleslaw, corn bread, fried apples and your favorite apple desserts. Dessert donations will be accepted and appreciated.   

As always, all events are free of charge, and guests are invited to bring their lawn chairs and join the fun!

“I’d like to encourage everyone to come out and participate in this year’s apple festival,” said Knollwood and White House administrator Beverly Walker. “We’re giving away a lot of cash prizes and everything is free to enter. We truly appreciate all of the volunteers that come out and make this event possible.”

For more information on how to participate, set up a booth or demonstrate an old fashioned craft, contact Beverly Walker at 666-3170 or 666-6363.