The Silver Lake Sand Dunes Apple & BBQ Cook-Off Festival is today & tomorrow. Today, the BBQ chefs are preparing their best dishes. Tomorrow, that continues, and the Apple part of the festival goes on! We will be there, slicing up free samples of SweeTango(R), Honeycrisp, and Zestar!(TM) apples for festivalgoers. We’ve been sampling out SweeTango there since 2008, and it has become one of our favorite days of the year! It’s the one day that both Dave & I (Joann) get to see the enthusiastic responses of people who sample our apples, and sometimes introduce them to a new favorite! (I just love one of the typical scenes: Someone says, “There’s no apple like Honeycrisp” before trying SweeTango(R). Then, as he crunches the slice of SweeTango(R), he gets a surprised look on his face, says, “Wow!” and admits “I had no idea any apple could be better than Honeycrisp!” )
Some special things are going on this year, for the first time! Kate Sage, the Michigan Apple Queen runner-up, will be at the festival from noon until 4. It will be a fun opportunity for little girls to get their photo taken with royalty!
Another exciting thing will be the presence of professional videographers. Come on down, sample a SweeTango(R) apple slice, and you just might find yourself on YouTube! Now, that’s fun! Hope to see you there!