The 27th Annual Acushnet Apple-Peach Festival.
This is being posted here, because last year many readers missed the posting on the New England Board. About 50 miles, an hour away,on Sept. 9 & 10, one of the best agricultural fair/feastivals in the state will happen again. Yard sales and farm stands line the main street of Acushnet. All leading to the center where the real action takes place. What is less well known, is that Acushnet is home to a variety of the juice filled, succulent, Georgia peach, known here, as "the big white peach". One bite and you become a lifelong fan. It goes without saying, that the apple harvest and localy made ciders, ought not to be missed also. In addition to the freshly picked produce, the women of the community bring their best homade peach, apple, & custard, pies and pastries to market. Along with a variety of homemade foods to select from, the localy made Chorizo Sandwiches are wolfed down, often two at a time. This is an event well worth traveling for.
If that is not enough to satisfy a jaded chowhound, New Bedford and some really great dining destinations, is just next door. At a mimimum, one should visit Lydia's Pastery shop, on Acushnet Ave. in New Bedford, for a slice of the incredible Coconut flan cake, and a cup of coffee.