The Fall Apple Day Festival on Fort Riley will be Saturday, September 23, 2017!! This free festival is open to the public with events taking place throughout the day on Artillery Parade field and areas in that vicinity. Apple Days is the largest annual festival at Fort Riley, with an average of 7000 attendees. Most years feature:
Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard Demonstrations
Static displays of helicopters, tanks, and other heavy equipment and machinery
Museum gift shop and other vendors
MWR and other informational booths
Activities and games for the kids
Food and beverage booths
Historically garbed volunteers
One of the most anticipated attractions will be the apple pie sales from the Historical and Archeological Society of Fort Riley featuring pies made with Libby Custer's own recipe!
HASFR apple pies are renown by residents of Fort Riley and the surrounding communities. Our recipe comes from the kitchen of a notable resident of Fort Riley, Libby Custer, wife of the famous General George Custer (resided at Fort Riley from November 1866 to Spring 1867). It is a single crust pie with a crumbly topping. The money HASFR makes from selling pies is a HUGE contribution to the Society's efforts to preserve and maintain history at Fort Riley!
Every year, hundreds of volunteers make thousands of pies! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping this cause and others involved with HASFR!
When it comes time to make the pies, we'll be looking for volunteers! Please click here to choose your shift.
Please remember, in order to volunteer for making or distributing pies, you will need to complete the Food Handler’s Training prior to making pies. That training is valid for one year from the date of issue and is available year round and online by clicking on this button: