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Acushnet, poised for Apple-Peach Festival, Sept. 9 & 10

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Acushnet, poised for Apple-Peach Festival, Sept. 9 & 10

Louis | Sep 8, 2004 07:14 AM

Anyone who can, should try to make this amazing celebration, held every year on the first weekend after Labor Day. Located all along North Main St, in Acushnet MA. this is another Bristol County, "must do."

There is something for every taste, with tons of locally grown fruit, homemade peach, apple & custard pies, fruit cobblers, and home made jellies & preserves, all available to tempt festival-goers. Also, along the street are stands where you can buy the areas famous Linguicia & Chorizo sandwiches. Parades & yard sales all along the road, add to the overall experience.

For those who can attend, I offer a tip that will in itself, be worth the visit. The areas fantastic "WHITE PEACH" is now being harvested. You must seek it out along the roadside farmstands. It is the biggest, sweetest, juciest peach in existence. Bend over when you bite into it or you will get wet. For those who know their peaches, this is the result of successufull transplanting of the famous "Georgia Peach." Except here you get it straight off the tree, no shipping and storage involved.

For those who would like to try an authentic Portugese meal while they are in the area, The Captains Place Restaurant, is on 162 South Main Street. Fine local cuisine at very reasonable prices.

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