EVENTS: Applepalooza - 9.30.18 (9.19.18)
Fall makes you think of changing leaves, flannel and APPLES. What better way to kick off the season than Applepalooza, a craft wine, cider & beverage event coming to Piers 16 & 17 on September 30th? Brought to you by EscapeMaker, the FREE event features live music, a cider donut eating contest (count us in!), and all things apples.
We spoke with Caylin Sanders, Founder & CEO of EscapeMaker.com, to learn more...
Tell us about Applepalooza...
The event on Piers #16 and #17 will not only celebrate fall, New York State apples, cider, hard cider and craft beverages, but also the nearby Shawangunk Wine Trail and the local farmers and producers from Fulton Stall Market’s regular Sunday farmers market. Inside Fulton Stall Market at 91 South St. across the street from the piers is where EscapeMaker has located our agritourism pop-up shop so anyone can come by and get info all year-long about places to visit, tours and festivals. This event on the piers is a fun one-day kick-off to the agritourism season.
What makes Applepalooza so unique?
The festival focuses on “agritourism” and will offer attendees the opportunity to book local apple picking tours on the spot as well as get info on local farms that have farm animals to visit, hay rides and harvest festivals. There will also be NY wine, cider and agritourism guides to craft wine and beverage trails within a day’s drive or train ride of NYC.
We celebrate local travel and support for small agribusiness through taste, so we have invited New York wine, cider and beverage makers and farmers to sample and sell their goods to inspire local fall vacations, fall cooking, fall cocktails and more. We will have apples for everyone from the New York Apple Association, apple cider donuts, apple pie, caramel apples and more. Plus, there will be more than a dozen New York hard cider and craft beverages to try and purchase as well as wines from the nearby Shawangunk Wine Trail – less than 2 hours from the Seaport.
What can locals expect at Applepalooza?
There will be 40+ farmers, vendors, vintners and beverage makers all eager to offer free tastes, sales of their homegrown or artisanal products and more info about coming up to visit them on your next local getaway.
What are you most looking forward to at Applepalooza?
The cider donuts! We will have cider donut contests running all day long for kids and adults and they are always hilarious!