For Immediate Release
September 24, 2014
Contact: Michelle Smith, Communications & Marketing Manager
(207) 781-2330 x209
Mobile: (207) 838-0511
Maine Audubon Announces 27th Annual Apple Day Celebration
This year’s event features cider and wine tasting
Falmouth – Maine Audubon announced today that the 27th annual Apple Day Celebration will take place Friday, October 3 through Saturday, October 4 at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth (20 Gilsland Farm Road). The annual event is a celebration of the fall season and the property’s historic apple orchards.
On Friday, October 3, Maine Audubon presents An Evening with John Bunker, apple tree expert and board member of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA). Bunker will share a history of apple trees in Maine, how orchards help bees and other pollinators and how you can plant a successful apple tree in your yard. There will also be a hard cider, mead and fruit wine tasting featuring Kennebec Cider (Winthrop), Maine Mead Works (Portland), Tree Spirits (Oakland) and Urban Farm Fermentory (Portland) The event is $10 for members and $15 for the public. 21+
The following day, Saturday, October 4, from 10 am to 2 pm, Maine Audubon presents our 27th annual Apple Day celebration for families. This year, the event will feature crafts, live music, a scavenger hunt, apple toss, cider press, face painting, live beehive and membership deals. The event is free for members and $7/person for the public. Children under 2 are free. Complete details for the festivities can be found at maineaudubon.org.
About Maine Audubon
Maine Audubon’s science-based approach to conservation, education and advocacy advances wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation in Maine. Our citizen science programs connect Maine people to engaging volunteer opportunities that make meaningful contributions to conservation research. The largest Maine-based wildlife conservation organization in the state, Maine Audubon has eight centers and wildlife sanctuaries and serves over 50,000 people annually, with 15,000 members and 2,000 volunteers.
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