6th Annual Tehachapi Apple Festival brings thousands out

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More than 25,000 people made their way through Downtown Tehachapi this weekend for the 6th annual Apple Festival.

“Apples have been grown in Tehachapi for over 60 years,” said Andrew Pulford of Pulford Appletree Orchard. “There used to be many orchards in town but now there’s just a handful left. Apples are deeply rooted in American culture and it says that fall is here and nothing is better than a fresh apple pie”

From apple pie, to apple butter, caramel apples and even apple nachos– more than 2,000 pounds of the sweet fruit were sold during the two-day event.

“It’s the time of year where people love the apple and where they had traditionally come to Tehachapi to pick apples,” said festival organizer Linda Carhart.

The delicious weekend was filled with with more than just bobbing for apples. Festival goers enjoyed a car show, vendor fair, kid’s corner and more. 

“We still want to celebrate apples because we grow lots of them here,” said Carhart.

The apple festival takes place the second weekend of October every year.

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