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Applefest in Clarksville

Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 8:00 am

IMG_0614The annual Clarksville Applefest will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13 with renewed emphasis on all things apple.

“You don’t want to miss the good apple cider and apple pie,” said event coordinator Judy Colbert of the Clarksville Community Chamber of Commerce.

The annual fall festival is an historic nod to earlier days when the Clarksville area was a major apple producer.

“We have rebounded from the flood and we’re ready to welcome people to town,” Colbert said.

Work on the Hwy. 79 bridge four miles south of Louisiana has created “a wonderful scenic detour” for those coming from the north on the Mississippi River highway, Colbert said.

Those on Hwy. 79 leaving Louisiana south can simply follow the detour signs along Hwy. D to Hwy. N at Calumet to catch back up with Hwy. 79 and proceed south into Clarksville.

The parade will start at the south end of town at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

There will be contests, arts and crafts to see, open downtown shops and house tours over the two days.

“We’ll have barbecue, kabobs and all kinds of other stuff to eat,” Colbert said, much of it made from apples.