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Trimble County Apple festival

Infinite Realm gospel group
among lineup of entertainers

Annual event offers food, music,
parade, and apple pie contest

By Kristi Whitehill
Contributing Writer

(September 2008) – The 18th Annual Trimble County Apple Festival opens at 9 a.m. Sept. 13 in Bedford, Ky., with a full slate of activities, music and arts and crafts over the weekend.

Trimble County Apple Festival
Schedule of Events:

Saturday, Sept. 8
• 9 a.m.: Festival Opening Ceremony
• 9:30-11 a.m.: Little Miss Apple Festival Contest
• 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Grady the Clown
• 11 a.m.: Apple Pie contest judging begins
• 11:15 11:45: Louisville Dulcimer Society
• 12:30-2 p.m.: The Kinmans (pop and country)
• 1-1:30 p.m.: Children’s Apple relay race
• 1:30 p.m.: Apple Pie contest winners announced and Pie auction from stage
• 2:30-4 p.m.: The Marlinaires (mix)
• 4:30-6:30 p.m.: Coup Deville

Sunday, Sept. 9
• Noon: Festival Opens
• 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Infinite Realm (gospel)
• 2-2:30 p.m.: Adult Apple Cider relay race
• 2:30-4:30 p.m.: Doctors Band (pop/horns)
• 4:30-5 p.m.: Final sale of raffle tickets and announcement of raffle winners
• Information: (502) 255-7591 or (502) 268-3483 or visit: www.trimblecounty.com.

The Little Miss Apple Festival Pageant as the first event at 9:30 a.m. “The Little Miss Apple Festival started last year and was such a success it was brought back this year,” pageant organizer Leslie Cutshaw said.
The entertainment boasts Grady the Clown, the Louisville Dulcimer Society, The Kinmans, The Doctor’s Band, The Marlinaires and Coup Deville. Antique tractor shows will be going on both days with a tractor parade running through the festival. Yet another family activity is the adult apple cider relay race. Also featured is an apple pie baking contest and quilt displays and sales. Such entertainment promises to attract thousands of festival goers, organizers say.
The entertainment is not the only draw that attracts festival goers from all over the country.
The area crafts booths with folk art, antiques, candles, stained glass and much more line the courthouse square in downtown Bedford. Various food booths boast apple festival foods such as apple dumplings, blooming onions, tater twisters and barbecue.
The festival committee ensures family fun in providing a children’s craft area, which is both creative and artistic where they can enjoy an array of crafts and games.

Infinite Realm

Photo provided

The Infinite Realm Christian
singing group includes (from left)
Paul Wright, Tony Gossom, Rick
Mahoney, Nancy Burrows, Dave
Taylor and Steve Brown.

The Christian singing group, Infinite Realm, opens the entertainment lineup on Sept. 14. The band was started by four Trimble County High School students. The four original members are still together: Dave Brown on vocals, Dave Taylor on vocals and guitar, Tony Gossom and Nancy Burrows. Nancy Burrows will not be able to be at the festival. The remaining three members are dedicating the concert to her in hopes of her speedy recovery from surgery. Joining the original four members are Paul Wright on vocals and Rick Mahoney on vocals and keyboard and guitar.
The early band was patterned after the Oak Ridge Boys in the early years. The group did around 70 dates a year in the 1970s until it quit performing in 1991. The group got back together in the early 2000s.
“Every year, we look forward to this festival because we meet our old high school classmates who come back from around the country,” Taylor said.
The group plays gospel quartet and contemporary Christian music. They write about half the songs they perform.
“The group’s ambition is for people to see God through us and get closer to Him,” Wright said.
The Trimble County Apple Festival is a rain or shine event and there is no admission cost. Events on Saturday begin at 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., continuing from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

• For more information, call Suzanne Sachleben at (502) 255-7591 or Leslie Cutshaw at (502) 268-3483 or visit: www.TrimbleCounty.com/applefest.htm.

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