Take your first bite into a crisp and delicious New England apple this weekend at Smolak Farms located in North Andover, Massachusetts. On Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th 2011 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM, adults and children alike are invited into the Smolak Orchard’s for a weekend of golden delicious activities, including a chance to meet Johnny Appleseed who will be sharing his legendary tale and posing for photos in the orchards while helping children spread their very own apple seeds! The Bridle Path Orchard will be open to pick varieties such as Cortlands, Macoun, Golden Delicious, Imperial Red, Red Delicious, Northern Spy, Gravensteins, Macintosh and Mutsu apples, as well as Smolak’s very own varietal which are filled with various prizes from Smolak Farms Farm Stand & Bakery, and scattered throughout the farm. But you better get searching early, because this will be the apple of everyone’s eye! Entrance to the Apple Festival and apple-related activities are free for all!

After you’re done picking the perfect apples, families are invited to join in on the Children’s Farm Festival where you can visit the new animal petting area, take a hayride around picturesque farm, play with peers at the children’s play area, and ride a wide selection of rides that will be set up all weekend! Admission to the Children’s Farm Festival is free for adults, and children’s general admission begins at $3.00. Parking is free all weekend long! For more information please visit www.smolakfarms.com.

WHERE: Smolak Farms, 315 South Bradford Street, North Andover, MA

WHEN: Saturday, September 17th, 2011 and Sunday, September 18th, 2011 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM

COST: The Apple Festival is free for adults and children. General admission to the Children’s Farm Festival is free for adults, and children’s general admission begins at $3.00. (Prices vary upon activities). Free parking is available all weekend long.