80,000 expected to attend the 55th annual AppleJack Festival in Nebraska City

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The AppleJack Festival was hosted all throughout Nebraska City this weekend, bringing thousands to the area.

This is the 55th year of the festival, and it now spans over two weekends.

The Arbor Day Farm is hosting a the celebration of the AppleJack Festival.

The festivities include different apple flavored treats, a maker’s market with different vendors, an apple orchard and much more.

“It’s really important to us,” said Connie Van Nostrand, the marketing manager at Arbor Day Farm. “It’s a great way to get people here, see all the community has to offer, let them taste the fruit of our orchards, the fruit of our labor.”

This year, the farm is expecting up to 80,000 people to attend.

Van Nostrand said it encourages people from outside of Nebraska City to learn more about the town.

“It’s a great way to get them here to discover what we have to offer, not only in Nebraska City but in Nebraska,” she said.

Sunday’s Maker’s Market hosted vendors from all over Nebraska, including Hearth Craft and Company.

“It’s really magical to be at the Arbor Day farm, especially in the barn with all the twinkle lights, and all the apple picking,” said Hattie Kingsley, the founder of Hearth and Craft Company.

There is no admission fee for the AppleJack Festival at Arbor Day Farm, and everyone is invited to join in on the excitement to start the autumn season.

The celebration continues through Sep. 24.

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