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38th Annual Apple Festival Takes Visitors Back In Time

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NEWARK VALLEY, N.Y. -

Hundreds headed to Newark Valley for the 38th annual Apple Festival this weekend. 

On Saturday and Sunday, festival-goers were taken back in time as Bement-Billings Farmstead brought the area's history back to life. 

"Lots of old time related things build around this historical setting which was the first settlement in 1790's for Newark Valley," said Ross McGraw, Chairman of Newark Valley Historical Society.

The festival also l featured live music, crafts, historic demonstrations, food, and of-course apples. 

"We get people from all over, not just from the local area, some of them coming for 20 to 30 years now," said McGraw. "It's a great community event."

According to McGraw, this festival is the main fundraiser for the Newark Valley Historical Society.

"We maintain two historic proprieties in Newark Valley - the Bement Billings farmstead and Newark Valley depot where we do programming throughout the year. This helps us fund the programming," said McGraw. 

McGraw says this festival is not only a fall celebration, but also a celebration of Newark Valley and northern Tioga County.