Celebrate the beauty of Springfield
Enjoy a revitalization of Springfield’s premiere downtown food and music festival this weekend during the Amaranth Apple Festival, whose name is a nod to Springfield’s most famous poet Vachel Lindsay, who wrote of the mystical fruit called the “Amaranth Apple” in his 1920 novel titled The Golden Book of Springfield. The food aspect of the festival features least 15 local vendors, such as Balen’s Bar, Twisted Deli and Augie’s Front Burner. The music aspect is managed by the Bedrock 66 Live! concert series, and will feature top-notch main stage local and regional and acts such as Miles Nielson and the Rusted Hearts and Chuck Mead on Friday, and Bruiser Queen, The Cold Stares and Matthew Sweet on Saturday. A variety of additional entertainment such as poetry and creative writing readings, storytelling, and short film showings will be offered in the Lindsay Lounge, hosted by the Vachel Lindsay Association. Admission to the Amaranth Apple Festival is $5 per day at the gate, and a variety of VIP and early-bird admission packages are available online in advance of the festival. For more information, including a full menu and entertainment schedule, visit http://downtownspringfield.org.
Amaranth Apple Festival
$5 per day