The Westfield Historical Society AppleFest committee invites local communities to the 10th annual AppleFest, on Saturday Sept. 29 from noon to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center at 314 Mountain Ave. in Westfield.

AppleFest is a history-themed event, meant to entertain, educate and bring together young and old, in a fall afternoon spent outdoors.  The year 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of AppleFest, but also the 50-year anniversary of the Westfield Historical Society, the 100-year anniversary of Mindowaskin Park and 150-year anniversary of the Fairview cemetery!  The events and activities planned for AppleFest 2018 will take us back in time, to celebrate the culture and history of the highlighted years.

For AppleFest 2018, our celebrated Apple Café will feature an All-American BBQ, presented by chef Greg Hichok.  Our traditional Apple Pie-baking contest will include a historic recipe category and the Westfield-grown band “Save Mary” will play cover tunes from the 1970’s while the Westfield Ballroom dancers will swirl around.  Movie clips from 50 years ago, historic-themed displays, a school art contest and a Westfield High School essay contest along with more of last year’s popular Lightning Talks on Teddy Roosevelt’s campaign in Westfield, and the era of Tesla, Marconi and Edison will round up the day’s activities.  Of course, there will be an assortment of old-fashioned kids’ games, a magician’s booth and several quizzes for young and older!   Our Westfield-native, award-winning artist, Danny Schwartz, will create our commemorative AppleFest poster.

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AppleFest is an opportunity to explore history with friends and neighbors, while setting traditions that will hopefully mark the future of our area!  Please join us on Sept. 29!

The Westfield Historical Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Since 1968, the 501(c)(3) non-profit Westfield Historical Society has worked to preserve, interpret and encourage interest in history, Westfield, and its residents through educational efforts and community outreach programs.

For further information on the Westfield Historical Society and its activities, or to volunteer, call (908) 654-1794 or visit; and like us on Facebook.