Apples in Dover
In Dover, they come for the apples and community
Many people noticed a sign offering free apples for furloughed federal workers at the booth for Miller Hill Farm in New Durham, according to owner Rich Leonard.
Son Steve Leonard, who works in acquisitions in Massachusetts, and daughter Elise, who works for U.S. Rep. Carol-Shea Porter, D-NH, are both enjoying helping out during the busy apple harvest, but they hope to return to work soon, Leonard said.
While it's difficult determine the exact figures, Police Chief Anthony Colarusso said more area residents participated in the day this year.
"I like McIntosh (apples) straight up or my daughter makes a good apple pie," Driscoll said, adding his daughter, Lizzy may make him a pie when she returns to the city to enjoy Apple Harvest Day.
Meanwhile, Colarusso enjoyed most apple treats — as long as they aren't too tart.
While apple pies may have their own contest, many people prefer to hone in on other apple treats during the fall.
Liddy, who worked as a volunteer, said she took the opportunity to enjoy a freshly made doughnut while helping people find their way around the festival.
"Those fly off the shelf," Hede said, adding many people — including many runners in the annual 5K — return year after year to enjoy their doughnuts.
Anyone interesting in finding more doughnuts or picking a bushel or apples can stop by the farm for the 6th annual McKtoberfest this weekend. Participants can also paint pumpkins, take a tractor ride, press cider and enjoy live music.