October 23, 2014

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Elyria Apple Festival gets good reviews from vendors

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ELYRIA — Apple dumpling vendor Mike Rutana said Springfield-based Rutana Concessions attends about 80 festivals annually in Ohio, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, but he didn’t know what to expect during his first time at the 34th annual Elyria Apple Festival. Rutana said Sunday that he plans to return due to brisk business and attentive Read More…

Elyria High student crowned Apple Festival Queen

Madison Lambert is crowned the 2014 Apple Festival Queen on Satu

ELYRIA — Madison Lambert said Saturday’s 34th annual Elyria Apple Festival Princess Pageant was stressful, but she has no regrets. “My knees shook the majority of it, but it was an amazing experience,” said the Elyria High School junior who was named 2014 Elyria Apple Queen. “(Even) if I didn’t win, I’d do it again.” Read More…

2014 Elyria Apple Festival schedule and live feed

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Friday, Sept. 19 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Around the square Concessions and crafts surrounding the square 11:30 a.m.: WOBL — on the Square 12:30 p.m.: Elyria High Marching Band — on the Square 2 p.m.: Open Door Marching Band — on the Square 3 p.m.: Ritch Underwood — Gazebo 2 p.m.: Brad the Magician Read More…

Father, son in different bands for Elyria Apple Festival performances

Quentin Dickerson, 28, and his father, Gary, each will perform in separate bands at the Elyria Apple Festival. PHOTO PROVIDED

ELYRIA — For Gary and Quentin Dickerson, music has always been a part of their lives. It was mostly something they did at church, but this weekend the father and son will bring their talents to the 33rd annual Elyria Apple Festival in two shows. The elder Dickerson, who has worked for the city of Read More…

Meghan Costantino crowned 2013 Apple Festival queen

Meghan Constantino, of Elyria, was crowned Miss Apple Festival 2013 on Saturday.
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ELYRIA — Meghan Costantino may have received the Elyria Apple Queen crown on Saturday, but the Princess Pageant wasn’t about competition for Meghan. It was more about making friends and memories. Meghan, an Elyria High School student, said she wouldn’t have had the opportunity to interact with the other girls had it not been for the Elyria Apple Festival’s Princess Pageant. “I met new, very good friends,” she Read More…

Elyria Apple Festival bids adieu till next year

The First Place Bank Car Show at the Apple Festival was held Sunday.

ELYRIA — Cooler temperatures and periods of rain dampened attendance a bit at this year’s Elyria Apple Festival but not enough to keep festival organizers from terming the event a success. “Our overall attendance was down a little due to the weather being a bit cold and having some rain showers really hit us,” said Read More…