Browning Orchard Festival slated for Sept. 22
As part of Family Weekend, Morehead State University will hold its third annual Browning Orchard Festival Sunday, Sept. 22, from noon to 4 p.m.
The Browning Orchard Festival is a family-friendly event with hay rides, pony rides, music, student club activities, concessions, and of course, APPLES! There will be several things for sale including mums, gourds, apple butter, honey, apple cider, and more. Musical entertainment by the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music. So, mark your calendar and join us for this fun-filled day!
Browning Orchard was an important part of the Fleming County community for nearly 100 years. The orchard property, originally purchased in 1899 by E.P. Browning, was used to grow peaches. In the mid-1920s Francis P. (Mr. Frank) Browning, E.P.'s son, converted the farmland to a commercial orchard that predominately produced apples. Passing through three generations, Browning Orchard Apples were known across central and northeastern Kentucky. Fall harvest drew visitors both near and far. In 2008, the Brownings donated the orchard to Morehead State University, continuing the family's commitment to helping create more sustainable communities in the region. The orchard has been a great asset to the University and the Department of Agricultural Sciences, allowing students to receive hands-on experience in fruit production.
Apple Prices will be as follows for all varieties:
1 bushel - $25.00
½ bushel - $15.00
1 peck - $8.00
The orchard is located at (10955 Wallingford Road) Wallingford in Fleming County. Directions: From Morehead, go North on US 32 toward Flemingsburg. Take a right on KY 1013. Continue on KY 1013 until it ends at KY 559. Take a right onto KY 559 and the entrance to the Browning Orchard is on the left.
Additional information is available from the Office of Development at 606-783-2033.