34th Annual Apple Festival

Lioness Club of Central Square announces the 34th Annual Apple Festival at the Brewerton Speedway

CENTRAL SQUARE, NY ---- The Lioness Club of Central Square announces the 34th Annual Apple Festival to be held at the Brewerton Speedway in Central Square, NY. Opening night features Rides and some Food only on Friday 9/22 from 5 – 9 pm with one price ride bracelets available, and a $5 off coupon available at Central Square School District schools, local businesses and on Facebook. The full Festival is on Saturday, September 23rd from 9 – 6 and Sunday, September 24th 9 – 5.

The Brewerton Speedway Entrance will remain closed this year, and there is no parking allowed on Route 11. All vehicles and pedestrians are asked to proceed to the CNY Raceway Park entrance at 154 US Route 11, just N of the Brewerton bridge. Admission is just $5 per car, truck, motorcycle, bus load or pedestrian group, so bring your friends and come join the fun! Parking is free, and golf cart shuttles are proudly sponsored by our locally owned Taco Bell and our volunteer drivers. Parking shuttle trams from the parking area will also be provided.

This family oriented event has attracted 25,000 people in recent years. This year’s festivities include approximately 275 crafters, vendors, non-profit organizations, demonstrations and entertainment choices, pony rides, a wide variety of apples and apple products, along with lots of new and unique food choices and demonstrations, plus carnival midway rides. 

The festivities will kick off on Saturday with a performance of the National Anthem, followed by a concert, presented by Miss Emalee Herrington, a very talented local young lady. Emalee will have CDs available for purchase, and donates her proceeds to local food pantries, animal shelters, and other worthy causes. 

Among the other exciting events for this year is the 4th Annual Miss Apple Festival competition, which is a preliminary event to the 2018 Miss New York State pageant in Buffalo, NY. We will be crowning two official titles on Saturday between 10 and noon at the Lyons Dentistry stage. Other scheduled contests include the Apple Pie Baking contest and the scarecrow contest. Scarecrow contest entry is free, and individual, family and group entries are encouraged. Details of all contests and events are on our Facebook page and website.

Food choices will include some new items, and many of your old favorites. Among the new items are grilled shrimp teriyaki, fried rice, lo mein and egg rolls, available at the Kitchen House by Chef Station booth. Baby D’s features a chicken apple sandwich while the Central Square Masonic Temple will have BBQ chicken, salt potatoes, ribs and corn on the cob. Red Storm will have a wide array of items including their specialty Taco in a Bag, breakfast sandwiches, grilled cheese or grilled ham and cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, chili, nachos, and more. Chicken tenders and a variety of festival foods will be available from Barlow Concessions, fried veggies and an array of fries will be at The Spud Shack, Chicken and Steak wraps are the specialty of Hungry Hattie’s, fresh seafood is available from Jules’ Seafood Shack, and Pizza Hut will be serving hot slices. TJS will return with their mouth watering Philly Cheese Steak. Don’t miss out on the traditional “festival” foods that will be on the midway and main crafter field, including a variety of homemade goodies including cheese filled pepperoni, maple products, baklava, fruit breads, cupcakes, cookies and bread, freshly roasted nuts, fried dough and kettle corn, fudges, peanut brittle, toffee and more. 

Apple Cider and a wide variety of apples will be available from Simpelaar Fruit Farms in Mexico. Fresh apple pies will be available from the Brewerton United Methodist Church. Apple Crisp trays are a deal at just $5 from the West Monroe United Methodist Church, and Teen Challenge will serve single servings of Apple Crisp. Don’t miss trying the Official NYS Apple Muffin from the Cicero United Methodist Church, but remember to save room for everyone’s favorite, the Apple Fritters from the Central Square Lions Club. They will have two fryers running, so the fritters are always hot and fresh from the vat! 

A midway full of amusement rides and games is provided by Playland Amusements. Friday night only we will have unlimited ride wristbands available from 5 – 9 pm. $5 off coupons will be available on our Facebook page and at local schools and businesses, bringing the price down to $15. We will also have limited food options on Friday night, and the full festival will be open on Saturday and Sunday.

The Lyons Dentistry Stage is packed with fun entertainment! Jammin’ Beats DJ will be on the stage on Saturday and Sunday to emcee the wide variety of festivities, including Magical John, dance and martial arts demonstrations, Curls the Clown with animal balloons, the Miss Apple Festival contest, Dance Craze by Shannon, the McCarthy Family Singers, the Mexico Brass Band, Central Square Gymnastics, Apple Pie Baking and Scarecrow making contests. If you’re looking for an event, this is the place to find it. The Central Square Redhawk Regiment Marching Band will perform on Saturday at 4:30 near the food court, and the Mexico Brass Band will perform on Sunday at 2:30. Guest appearances are scheduled for Ronald McDonald, Snow White, Cinderella and other princess guests.

Live entertainment is at the Reymore Chevrolet Stage, and features “Ryan Hendry Band” on Saturday from 1:00 – 6:00, and “Tom Gilbo as Elvis” on Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00. 

The event sponsor is the Lioness Club of Central Square, a service organization staffed by local volunteers. The Lioness have many local charitable activities that benefit a wide array of people and organizations, including the sight and hearing impaired, local food pantries, libraries, families in need and the emergency community serving the North Shore of Oneida Lake and Southern Oswego and Northern Onondaga Counties. All of the money earned by the Lioness from this event is donated back into our local communities, and non-profit participants utilize their profits to enhance their own organizational missions.

Make plans now to bring the entire family out for a weekend of fun, good food, and live entertainment. It’s bigger and better at the Brewerton Speedway, so bring your gift shopping list and a friend!

For more information on the event contact Ellen Ellison Sykes at 315-675-8232, or e-mail us at info@centralsquareapplefestival.com. You can also find a complete schedule of events, contests and valuable coupons at www.facebook.com/CentralSquareAppleFestival or on our web site at www.centralsquareapplefestival.com

Schedule of Special Events 

Saturday 9/23/17 Open 9 am to 6 pm 

9 – 6    Jammin' Beats DJs and Photo Booth at the Lyons Dentistry Stage

9 – 9:30       Emalee Herrington National Anthem & concert at the Lyons    

                   Dentistry Stage

10 - 12         Miss Apple Festival and Teen Pageant at the Lyons Dentistry Stage

12:45 – 1:30 Magical John at the Lyons Dentistry Stage

1 - 6            Ryan Hendry Band at the Reymore Chevrolet Stage

1:30 – 2    Impact Martial Arts Team Sgarlatta at the Lyons Dentistry Stage

2 - 2:30       Apple Pie Baking Contest and Scarecrow Contest winners announced       

                    at the Lyons Dentistry Stage

2:45 – 3:30  Magical John at the Lyons Dentistry Stage

3:30 – 4:30   Central Square Gymnastics at the Lyons Dentistry Stage

4:30 – 5     Central Square Redhawk Regiment Marching Band at the Food Court

5 – 6            Curls the Clown at the Lyons Dentistry Stage

Sunday 9/25/16     Open 9 am to 5 pm

  9:00 – 6:00    Jammin' Beats DJs and Photo Booth at the Lyons Dentistry Stage

         9:30 – 10:30  Curls the Clown at the Lyons Dentistry Stage

        11:00 – 12:00   Little Miss Apple Festival Contest

        12:00 – 5:00    Tom Gilbo as Elvis at the Reymore Chevrolet Stage 

        12:30 – 1:45     The McCarthy Family Singers at the Lyons Dentistry Stage

          1:45 – 2:30     Dance Craze at the Lyons Dentistry Stage

         2:00 – 4:00     Ronald McDonald touring the festival grounds

2:30 – 3:15    Mexico Brass Band

          3:15 – 3:30    Sponsor Donation Baskets Raffle Drawings announced

          3:30 – 4:30    Curls the Clown at the Lyons Dentistry Stage

          4:30      Drawings for Lottery Tree and 50/50 Raffles 


NYS Police Rollover Demonstrations

Operation SafeChild ID by the Oswego County Sheriff’s Dept.

Oswego County Fair Agricultural and Live Farm Animal Display

SPL Kid’s Kingdom with Disney Character Princesses

Ongoing Events and Special Displays

50/50 Raffle by Lioness Club of Central Square

Ambulance Display/EMS Services by Brewerton Ambulance

Amusement Rides by Playland Amusements

Apple Pie Baking Contest

ATMs available near the Lyons Dentistry Stage, the Reymore Chevrolet Stage and the Ride Ticket Booth

Central Square Red Hawk Regiment Marching Band

Chevrolet Car Display by Titanium Sponsor Reymore Chevrolet at the Reymore Chevrolet Stage

Crafter and Sponsor Donation Raffle by the Lioness Club of Central Square

Curls the Clown Animal Balloons

EMS Services by Brewerton and Menter Ambulance

Exclusively Hand Made Craft Tent Sponsored by Fulton Savings Bank

Face Painting and Spin Art by Girl Scout Troop 11013

First Aid Ambulance Sponsored by Suburban Propane

Flu Shots by Walmart – bring your insurance or Medicare cards to bill direct

FREE BP, BMI & bone density testing from Oswego Health

FREE walking stick and gifts for kids by Fellowship of Christian Farmers

Handicapped Golf cart shuttles proudly sponsored by your locally owned Taco Bell

Henna Tattoos

Home Performance with Energy Star Program from NYSERDA

Horse/Pony Rides

Kubota Tractors, Ferris & Cub Cadet Equipment Display by White’s Farm Supply

Leather Goods by It’s in the Bag

Light Houses (solar) by Bob & Sandy

Lottery Tree Raffle by Lioness Club of Central Square

Martial Arts information and Displays by Team Sgarlata

Mexico Brass Band

New York State Police Rollover Demonstrations

Miss Apple Festival Contest with the crowned titleholder proceeding to the 

Miss New York State pageant in 2018

Operation Safe Child ID by the Oswego County Sheriff’s Dept.

Oswego County Opportunities Info on Programs & free giveaways

RADA Cutlery by Lioness Club of Central Square

Sand Art by Bob

Scarecrow Making Contest

Sit Means Sit Dog Obedience Training

Square Valley Trailblazers Snowmobile Club Display

Turkey Calls and Wild Life Art Painted on Turkey Feathers by Ghost Gobbler Calls

Wood Carving by Behind the Willow Carving

Woodsmart Program for Children presented by the Oswego County Pioneer Search and Rescue 

Special Food Items:

Apples, Cider and Apple Products by Simpelaar Fruit Farms

Apple Cider Single Serving by Cicero United Methodist Church & The Peanut Man

Apple Crisp by the West Monroe Methodist Church

Apple Crisp Single Serving by Teen Challenge

Apple Fritters by the Central Square Lions Club

Apple Fritter Bread by Damiano’s Eatery

Apple Muffins (Official NYS recipe) by Cicero United Methodist Church

Apple Pies by the Brewerton United Methodist Church

BBQ chicken, salt potatoes, ribs and corn on the cob by CS Masonic Temple

Breakfast Sandwiches by Red Storm

Caramel Apples by Man in the Moon Candies

Cheese Filled Pepperoni by Cheese Filled Company

Chicken tenders, fries, twisters, fried dough, funnel cakes, and

deep fried Oreos by Barlow Concessions

Clams, haddock, shrimp & other seafood from Jules Seafood Shack

French Toast Bites by Baby D’s

Fresh Fruit Smoothies, Texas Twisters, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade & Sno-Cones by Barlow’s

Fried Dough, Curly Fries, Chicken Fingers, Fried Oreos, Blooming Onion, Popcorn, Candy Apples, Lemonade, Funnel Cakes, Corn Dogs, Cotton Candy, Caramel Apples & Chips by Playland Amusements

Fried veggies, ribbon fries, curly fries, cheese fries, chili cheese fries,

sweet potato fries by the Spud Shack

Fudge by Sylvan Sweets and Blue Moose Fudge

Grilled Chicken Apple & Cheese Sandwich by Baby D’s

Grilled Shrimp Teriyaki by ChefStation

Honey by Rich’s Apiary

Jams and Jellies by Rock and Jam

Kettle Corn by Ma and Pa’s Kettle Korn

Mac and Cheese Bites by Hungry Hattie’s

Maple Syrup & Products by Sweet Trees Maple Products

Pepperoni by Luther Memorial Lutheran Church

Pizza Slices and Bread Sticks by Pizza Hut

Roasted peanuts and cinnamon roasted almonds with a working display antique roaster,

served hot by the scoop from bushel baskets by The Peanut Man

Shaved Ice by CNY Shaved Ice

Taco in a Bag by Red Storm

Wraps, fries, onion petals & jalapeno poppers by Hungry Hattie’s

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